Press Trust of India|May 19, 2022
IIT Delhi’s Technology Innovation Hub to help design CISCE curriculum in robotics, AI
The IHFC will help the CISCE curate the syllabus for reinforcing 21st century skills and execute certain aspects of NEP 2020 for students.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’s I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH), has signed an agreement with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to design curriculum for schools affiliated to the CISCE in upcoming technologies including Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Data Science.
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The IHFC will help the CISCE curate the syllabus for reinforcing 21st century skills and execute certain aspects of 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 New Education Policy (2020) launched by the ministry of education, Government of India.
Speaking about the agreement, Project Director, IHFC and Professor at IIT Delhi SK Saha said, “We are delighted to join hands with the CISCE for developing syllabus for Robotics and AI for school children 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”.
Ashutosh Dutt Sharma, CEO, IHFC, while emphasizing on the need to build the country’s capability in the field of Robotics and upcoming technologies suggested that the IHFC’s endeavor is to reflect the principles of experiential learning along with theory aspects while developing the curriculum.
He further indicated that the IHFC may also play a key role in executing the same in more than 2,700 schools affiliated to the CISCE and provide them with guidance to implement the same.
Stressing upon the need to introduce new and contemporary subjects at the school level, Gerry Arathoon, CE&S, CISCE stated, “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 and Artificial Intelligence at the ICSE (Classes 9 and 10) and ISC (Classes 11 and 12) levels”.
He added, “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 is much appreciated by the CISCE”.
It is noteworthy to mention that the IHFC works in the area of Collaborative Robotics (COBOTICS) and has been setup 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).
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