The India CBSE AI Program for 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade: A guide for Students and Parents

Updated: Apr 11

India CBSE Artificial Intelligence AI Curriculum Program for Grade 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As you may know, India has officially introduced AI as an optional subject for secondary school students, with the introduction of the CBSE curriculums for grades 9-12. In this blog, we provide answers to questions that students and parents may have about this AI program.

Why should students study this?

AI is a critical skill for future jobs. Students that learn AI early can use this skill to develop their knowledge of computer science, demonstrate entrepreneurship, and solve real-world problems. The AI CBSE program is a great way for students to demonstrate their learnings of AI in their school achievements.

What is covered in the 8th grade CBSE curriculum?

In the 8th grade curriculum, students develop a conceptual understanding of AI and how it is used. They learn to appreciate Human-Machine interactions, how AI can benefit humanity and the issues of AI Ethics.

What is covered in the 9th/10th grade CBSE curriculum?

In the 9th and 10th grade CBSE curriculum, students learn what AI is and how it is used today. They learn about uses of AIs in industries such as Smart Cities, Smart Schools and Smart Homes. They learn how AI works through a series of online exercises and games. They learn the lifecycle of an AI project, how AIs are built inside companies, and how AI is used by entrepreneurs to create successful startups.

What is covered in the 11th/12th grade CBSE curriculum?

In 11th and 12th grade, students learn AI concepts at more depth. They learn the differences between conventional programming and AI and when to use either or both. Algorithms are explored in more depth, starting with Linear Regression and least squares. Students also learn how to understand data, including data storytelling and visualization. Types of AI algorithms are explored, from supervised learning to unsupervised learning, and students learn how to measure the performance of AIs.

How does AIClub cover the CBSE curriculum?

AIClub teaches students all aspects of the CBSE curriculum. We also complement the CBSE content with practical Python and AI-building skills. Students learn not just the concepts needed to pass the exam. They also learn how to build real-world AIs that they can showcase in projects, in entrepreneurship, and in competitions. Our students have a great history of competition wins (over 20 wins in the last two years alone!) that prove that they can not only pass exams, but they can also apply what they have learned and distinguish themselves for college, careers, and beyond.

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