Prayagraj, May 7: Students of government schools in Uttar Pradesh will now read about cryptocurrencies, drone technology and new-age advancements in field of information technology (IT).

The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, known as the UP Board, has revised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 as per the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 and uploaded it on its official website. Uttar Pradesh Government To Upgrade Primary and Upper Primary Schools With Rs 2,000 Crore.

Board secretary Divyakant Shukla said, "The curriculum for computer learning taught in more than 28,000 schools of the UP Board is decided by subject experts of the board, and not what is prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The Board experts have replaced the traditional C++ and HTML programming learning with coding languages such as Python and Java for students of classes 11 and 12."

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.

What has found its way out of the syllabus is the chapters on the history, generations and types of computers. 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. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Says 60 Lakh New Children Got Admitted to Basic Education Council Schools in 6 Years.

Programming techniques, computer communication and networking, which were earlier taught in class 10, will now be taught in class 9. "The Board has made significant changes in the computer syllabus. Students will now be taught about modern topics. This will better prepare them for modern times," said the Board secretary.

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