CBSE Board has directed to Schools to reduce the bag load of students. This would mean giving less or no homework to the students in order to provide them with sufficient time for other activities. From this academic session onwards, NCERT has also come up with new books that reduce the curriculum burden on the students.The CBSE has directed all the schools to have a counsellor for helping the students deal with adolescent problems. As per the directions of CBSE, all the affiliated schools have hired a full time psychologist. The schools arrange for lectures from time to time in order to provide psychological assistance to the students where they can discuss all their problems.The Board has issued a circular directing all the affiliated schools to start up new health clubs to educate the students on health problems and other related issues. The initiative has been taken keeping in view that the most of the students are facing health problems due to improper lifestyle.
The clubs will hold lectures for students on issues related to mental, physical as well as psychological health. The schools will make arrangements to invite experts from different fields to educate the students. Regarding feedback, the schools will regularly file reports to the CBSE regarding the activities and working of these clubs. This will also include banning of junk food in school canteens.With CBSE issuing new guidelines, the students of Class X and Class XII will be given fivr chances to clear their compartment.A candidate placed in compartment can reappear for the compartment examination to be held in July/August the same year and may avail himself/herself of a second chance in March/April. If he still fails, the student will get third chance in July/August of next year. Further, a fourth Chance in March/April and a fifth chance in July/August of the subsequent next year. The candidate will be declared ‘PASS’ only after he/she clears the compartment subjects in which they failed.With the CBSE coming up with all these innovations the students are bound to get some relaxation and time to relax and indulge themselves in some extra circular activities.