English communicative, information and communication technology, as well as an elective subject of e-publishing and e-office, will not be taught at the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools from this year. The board has discontinued these three subjects from its scheme of studies for class IX with effect from the academic session of the 2018-19. It has also discontinued the teaching of Kerala's Mohiniyattam dance, offered as a subject in class XI, from this year.
Two more subjects-multimedia and web technology, as well as English elective-CBSE, taught at Class XI, were also discontinued from this year."Schools are advised not to offer these subjects in classes IX and XI from the forthcoming session of 2018-19," the CBSE said in a notification on Monday. The board, however, clarified that the students who are studying these subjects currently in class IX and XI will not be affected by its decision. From this year, three subjects-agriculture, fashion studies and mass media studies will be offered as vocation electives in class XI, the board added.