The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) is planning to introduce the indigenous folk dance Bihu as an elective subject for the higher secondary course from next year.
The AHSEC decided to introduce the course following a workshop with some Bihu experts and academicians.
Students, who will be choosing Bihu as their elective subject in higher secondary, would have to appear for a 100-mark question paper in the final examinations. The paper would comprise both theory and practical segments.
However, the segregation of marks for both the segments is yet to be decided.
Reports stated that more marks might be carried for the practical segment as it is of utmost importance.
The syllabus is expected to carry topics of various Bihu instruments and the types of Bihu.
Discussions on preparing textbooks and working out other modalities are being held by the concerned officials, AHSEC chairman Dayananda Borgohain said.
“We are looking to include Bihu as an elective vocational subject in higher secondary course. Modalities are being work out. We met today to discuss preparation of textbooks and other aspects,” Borgohain said.
The classical dance of the state Sattriya is already an elective subject in the Arts stream of the higher secondary curriculum in Assam.