The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to include the study of human rights and gender study in the syllabus of classes XI and XII from the academic year 2013-14.
Experts believe that this will help in personality development of students. A major part of the new study includes lessons in human rights, gender and fundamental freedom.
The new study will be introduced on a pilot basis from the academic year 2013-14 in 50 schools to be selected on the first-come-first-served basis, the CBSE stated in a circular issued to schools inviting their consent.
Experts believe that the new course will be informative for students and will make them aware of the law and administration, apart from fostering caste and gender equality. This will also help students realise their responsibilities towards society.