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Posted at: May 11, 2019, 7:11 AM; last updated: May 11, 2019, 7:11 AM (IST)

Yoga set to be back as skill course

Teaching to resume after a gap of two years in six schools of the city

Naina Mishra
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 10

After a gap of two years, the UT government schools will resume teaching yoga from this session after the CBSE introduced yoga as a subject in the school curriculum. The subject will be a part of skill courses, which were earlier referred to as vocational education.

Earlier, UT government schools used to teach yoga under the vocational education, but discontinued the course after the board withdrew it.

Yoga will now be taught in more than six schools — Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8; Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20-B; Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40; Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47; Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-D; and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra.

The board, while introducing the subject, said over the past few decades, there has been an upsurge in the prevalence of yoga. It will teach students living with a healthy mind in a healthy body.

Considering the demand for schools after various reports projected requirement of yoga professionals in schools, the board decided to introduce yoga as an elective subject at senior-secondary level from this academic session.

‘Artificial intelligence’ course in the pipeline

The UT Education Department has also decided to teach artificial intelligence as a subject for Class IX and X in government schools. However, a request letter from the state is required to be sent to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for approval. If approved, the course would be started at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, sources said.

The board also introduced artificial intelligence as an optional sixth subject in Class IX from the 2019-2020 session onwards.

Yoga for Class XI 

Theory (part A & B) 60 marks | Practical (part C) 40 marks


  • PART A: Employability skills
  • Unit 1: Communication skills
  • Unit 2: Self-management skills
  • Unit 3: Basic ICT skills
  • Unit 4: Entrepreneurial skills
  • Unit 5: Green skills

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to yoga and yogic practices
  • Unit 2 – Introduction to yoga texts
  • Unit 3 – Yoga for health promotion

  • PART C
  • n Viva n Project n Practical file/ portfolio/ PowerPoint presentation
  • n Demonstration skills 


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