CBSE to launch pilot for national credit framework for classes 6, 9 and 11

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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to initiate a pilot program for the National Credit Framework (NCrF) in classes 6, 9, and 11 starting from the academic session 2024-25. This move comes as part of the government's implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, aiming to seamlessly integrate school, higher, and vocational education, allowing students to accumulate credits from pre-primary to the PhD level.

In alignment with this initiative, the CBSE has developed draft guidelines for the implementation of the framework. After undergoing discussions in multiple workshops and receiving approval from the Union Ministry of Education, the board is now set to test the effectiveness of these guidelines in real-world scenarios through a pilot program.

The pilot implementation of the NCrF will be conducted in schools affiliated with the CBSE for classes 6, 9, and 11, commencing from the academic session 2024-25. School principals interested in participating in this pilot program are encouraged to share their contact details through a designated link provided by the CBSE.

"The CBSE developed and circulated draft NCrF implementation guidelines, discussed them in multiple workshops, and received approval from the Union Ministry of Education. To further test, refine and assess their effectiveness in real-world contexts, a pilot implementation of these guidelines has been planned in schools affiliated to CBSE in classes 6, 9 and 11, with effect from session 2024-2025," the board said in a letter to school principals.

"Principals of interested schools for this pilot programme are requested to share their contact details through the link (," it said.

Students can earn credits from classroom teaching learning, laboratory work, projects, sports, performing arts, NCC, social work, vocational education and experiential learning, including relevant experience and professional levels acquired, among others.

"This would close the gap in achievement of learning outcomes by shifting the classroom education to competency and learning outcome-based education and learning. The assessment is thus mandatory for earning credits for all types of learning," the board said.

"The credits earned shall be deposited in the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) of a student which will be linked with the APAAR ID and DigiLocker of the student, in future," the board added.

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