NEW DELHI: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) as a new subject for Class 9 to 12 from the academic year 2023-24. The board will also change the Information and communication technology (ICT) syllabus of Class 9 and 11, as per the latest announcement.
Addressing all schools of Goa Board, it said “The new subject Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been introduced as an additional subject in line with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) scheme as 7th subject for Class 9 from the academic year 2023-24.”
The AI subject will be implemented in all schools which are not offering NSQF subjects. Those students opting for AI as 7th subject at Class 9, the existing school assessment subject, ICT will be exempted.
And for those schools, students who do not opt for AI subject will have to continue with ICT, the modified AI syllabus. However, the nomenclature for school assessment subjects will remain ICT.
Goa Board Class 9 artificial intelligence subject will have 40 marks theory – 20 marks each in term 1 and 2 – and 60 marks particles, similar to that of NSQF. The board has recommended 5 sessions of 35 minutes per week for AI for Class 9 and 11.
It further clarified that the current curriculum in ICT will remain unchanged for Class 10 and 12 and the Class 10 curriculum of artificial intelligence will be implemented for Class 11 in the academic year 2024-25.