By PIB Delhi
The National Education Policy 2020 (Para 4.24) has recommended concerted curricular and pedagogical initiatives, including the introduction of contemporary subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, Design Thinking, Holistic Health, Organic Living, Environmental Education, Global Citizenship Education (GCED), etc. at relevant stages. Accordingly, various steps have been taken up for improving the quality of teacher education such as introduction of the (04) Four Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) and NISHTHA Integrated Training Programme versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 have been introduced for different stages of school education for Teachers, Head Teachers/Principals and other stakeholders in Educational Management. NISHTHA training programme is administered online through DIKSHA portal, which integrates AI solutions to facilitate self-paced learning and close monitoring. Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Artificial Intelligence as a subject in Class IX from the session 2019-2020 and in Class XI from the session 2020-2021 in their affiliated schools.
The information was given by the Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.