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Monthly Newsletter | November 2019 | Volume 07

Dear readers,


I am glad to present before you the November edition of the School Serv newsletter.

This month, CBSE has made some important announcements which include the launch of an aptitude test for the senior school students, integration of Artificial Intelligence in several school subjects and drafting of manuals for the improvement of the affiliated schools’ standards and a coffee- table book on its completion of 90 years. These are encouraging news indeed and deserve inclusion.


There is a news that has caused national alarm. It pertains to the air pollution levels in New Delhi reaching damaging proportions. It has been included as the government has announced measure to minimize exposure among school students by suspending outdoor activities etc.


The NEP is said to be promising by several observers and this time it’s the President of the country himself who has expressed hopes and we have included the story.


I believe that the format and the news- selection will find favor with you all and we remain open to criticism as always. We also thank you for the responses and comments you channeled with respect to our anniversary edition, and hope that the interaction will only grow.


Happy Schooling !

Vinod Kakumanu

An Aptitude Test ,'Tamanna' Developed by NCERT and CBSE for school students

An aptitude test ‘Tammana’ has been designed by NCERT in collaboration with the CBSE to enable the stakeholders to test the aptitude of the senior school students of class 9 and 10.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, announced the development of 'Tamanna' (acronym for Try and Measure Aptitude and Natural Abilities).

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, sources reported that the test has been develope...

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AI in CBSE Schools to be Integrated with Multiple Subjects Across all Classes

The introduction of AI in the schools was announced by the CBSE in the year 2018. Initially, AI was introduced as an optional skill subject for class IX in the starting of 2019. The curriculum intr...

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Manuals Released for the Improvement of CBSE Schools

Eying improvement of its affiliated schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is undertaking a host of measures. The sources from the board reported that it has prepared 8 handbooks/ manuals on several innovative and qualitative measures for the use of affiliated schools during 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic sessions.

The board has issued a circular for the principals of the affiliated schools wherein it has directed that the manuals be downloaded and discussions on them be organized before they are adopted for implementation.

In a first, CBSE has also prepared a calendar of major activities for 2019-20 session.

List of Handbooks Re...

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Delhi Govt. Directs Suspension of Outdoor Activities in Schools in the Wake of the Pollution Crisis

Escalation in the crisis in the wake of the environmental pollution, that have reached acutely dangerous proportions, was reflected in the statement made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wherein he said the government may consider shutting the schools if the situation deteriorates.

The Delhi government, for now, has directed all schools in the national capital to suspen...

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CBSE Completes 90 years, HRD to release coffee table book Chronicling them

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to release a coffee table book giving a glimpse into 9 decades of the education board’s existence. The schools that have completed 100 years will also find a mention in the book.

The board’s journey from its initiation as the Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana in 1929 to one of...

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President Says New Education Policy will Establish India as Knowledge Superpower

The New Education Policy 2019 has spawned diverse opinions and hopes. The latest was echoed by the President of India who said that the NEP will become instrumental in making India a “Knowledge Superpower”. He said that it will get global recognition for talents of students.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' commented, "The policy will lay the formation stone of ...

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