IHFC will assist CISCE in organizing the 21st Century Skills Building Program and running some aspects of NEP 2020 for students.
The IHFC of IIT Delhi will assist the CISCE curation program. (Representative image)
NEW DELHI: I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Technology Innovation Hub (TIH), has signed an agreement with Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to design curricula for CISCE-affiliated schools in upcoming technologies, including robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science.
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IHFC will assist CISCE to organize the 21st Century Skills Building Program and execute some aspects of the New Education Policy (NEP 2020) for students in its affiliated schools.
IHFC has also offered its expertise to 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 partner with CISCE to develop a robotics and AI curriculum for school children in India. Nurturing teamwork, innovation and knowledge to bridge the gaps between young engineering students and potential future robotics enthusiasts are the pillars of our vision.”
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Ashutosh Dutt Sharma, CEO of IHFC, while emphasizing the need to build the country’s capacity in the field of robotics and future technologies, suggested that the effort of IHFC is to reflect the principles of the experiential learning as well as theoretical aspects while developing the program.
He further indicated that IHFC could also play a key role in carrying out the same in more than 2,700 CISCE affiliated schools and provide guidance to them to implement it.
Stressing the need to introduce new and contemporary subjects at school level, Gerry Arathoon, CE&S, CISCE said: “CISCE has always strived to provide its students with a wide variety of subject choices, catering to their interests and capacities, while meeting contemporary requirements, and it is with this objective 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”.
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He added, “I am glad that the curriculum for these two subjects is created and developed by IHFC, TIH of IIT Delhi. Their expertise and advice are greatly appreciated by the CISCE”.
It is worth mentioning that IHFC works in the field of Collaborative Robotics (COBOTICS) and was set up as a Technology Innovation Center of IIT Delhi by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Indian government as part of its national mission on interdisciplinarity. Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).
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