The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday ‘completely deleted’ chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, and secularism from the political science curriculum of Class 11 for the academic year 2020-21.

This has been done as part of rationalizing its syllabus in view of the Covid-19 crisis.

Apart from these, sub-sections including ‘Why do we need Local Governments?’ and ‘Growth of Local Government in India’ have also been removed from the curriculum.

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These topics will not be accessed in themselves but teachers have been asked to explain to the students of their relevance with respect to existing topics.

The deletions were made on the direction of the HRD ministry which asked the CBSE to reduce the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 by 30 per cent to make up for the academic loss caused by the pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools.

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