The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)'s decision to scrap entire chapters on ecology and evolution in the middle of a zoonotic pandemic has been termed 'ironic' by the Indian Society of Evolutionary Biologists (ISEB). While the ISEB has taken cognizance of the fact that a syllabus reduction will help students prepare for exams better, it has suggested the trimming of sub topics rather than slashing of entire topics. Read the ISEB's statement to the CBSE and HRD Ministry here.
Comic from my column with Sunday Mid-Day.
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