The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has sought the expertise of I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to include
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Science in the curriculum of schools affiliated to the council.
IHFC and CISCE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The IHFC will help the CISCE curate a syllabus for reinforcing 21st century skills and execute certain aspects of the New Education Policy (NEP 2020) for students in its affiliated schools. The IHFC has also offered its expertise to the CISCE to revamp the current STEM courses in line with the NEP.
“The CISCE has always strived to provide its students with a wide variety of subject choices, catering to their interests and capabilities, while also addressing the contemporary requirements and it is with this objective in mind that the CISCE plans to introduce the subjects — Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at the ICSE (Classes IX & X) and ISC (Classes XI & XII) levels,” said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary, CISCE.
“I am pleased that the syllabus for these two subjects is being created and developed by the IHFC, TIH of IIT Delhi. Their expertise and guidance are much appreciated by the CISCE,” Arathoon said.
IHFC works in the area of Collaborative Robotics (COBOTICS) and has been set up as the Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Delhi by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under its National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).
“We are delighted to join hands with the CISCE for developing a syllabus for Robotics and AI for schoolchildren in India. Nurturing teamwork, innovation, and knowledge to bridge gaps between young engineering students and potential future Robotic enthusiasts are the pillars of our vision,” said S.K. Saha, project director, IHFC, and professor at IIT Delhi.