The Jammu and Kashmir administration is mulling to introduce 10 more new subjects at the higher secondary level and following the process 638 posts will be filled in the department including 266 in Kashmir and 372 in Jammu division.
As the government order, the 10 subjects which will be introduced at higher secondary level includes Business Administration, Mass Communication, Bio-Chemistry, Fine Arts (Music and Printing), Bio-Resources, Library Sciences, Rural Development, Disaster Management, Social Work, Tourism and Gender Sanitization.
“For introduction of new subjects, the school education department will have to arrange at least 638 posts of teachers, including 266 in Kashmir and 372 in Jammu division respectively.
As per the proposal, the department will also create additional 2277 posts for the already introduced subjects in the J&K, which includes 1,959 posts for Kashmir and 318 in the Jammu region.
As per the proposal, the content for introducing Business Administration, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Mass Communications need to be developed.
“For this reputed experts, teachers, and academicians need to involved at an earliest for which the school education and this organization needs to work in tandem for the content and syllabi development,” it said.
Subjects including Bio-Resources, Bio-Diversity, Climate Changes, Gender Sensitization, Disaster management, first aid, traffic management, and social work and human rights, the content of all such courses at School Education level is limited, integrated in nature and form the part of different textbooks of a relevant character developed by JKBOSE.
However, in case the content and syllabi as separate subjects is to be developed, this organization will do the necessary action on priority in cooperation with the School Education Department.”
“A total of 2,915 positions (including 638 posts for proposed new subjects) are required to be filled on an ad-hoc basis from various subjects in which 2,225 are required in Kashmir division and 690 are in Jammu region,” the proposal said.
At present, JKBOSE offers 52 subjects at the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII), apart from vocational subjects, and has well-developed syllabi and courses of study for these subjects for the convenience of the students.
The proposal also suggested that Heritage Crafts, Graphic Design, Creative writing and Translation, Fine Art, Engineering Graphics, Artificial Intelligence and Legal Studies can be introduced at Senior Secondary Level in J&K as are being offered by NCERT and CBSE.
Principal Secretary, School Education, and Skill Development, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Sub-Committee constituted by the government for introduction of new subjects at Higher Secondary 2 level in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Samoon reviewed the action taken on the previous decisions and outlined the objective of having new subjects for the crucial school years.