UP Government Schools to Teach Crypto, Drone Tech, AI

UP Government Schools to Teach Crypto, Drone Tech, AI

The Uttar Pradesh board will introduce topics such as e-governance, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency and drone technology, among others, in its revised syllabus for classes 9 to 12, to be implemented from the current academic session. The board experts have also replaced C++ and HTML programming learning with other coding languages such as Python and Java for classes 11 and 12.

From the academic session 2023-24, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad has revised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12, introducing topics such as cryptocurrencies, drone technology, and IT advancements, as per the National Education Policy 2020.

While the concepts of robotics and drone technology have been added to the Class 12 syllabus, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing and cloud computing have been introduced for class 11 students. Class 10 students will be taught the basics of how to avoid hacking, phishing and cyber fraud. E-governance will also be studied by students. Programming techniques, computer communication and networking, which were earlier taught in class 10, will now be taught in class 9.

The subject experts of the UP Board decide the curriculum for computer learning taught in more than 28,000 schools of the board. It is not prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), board officials said while confirming the development.