On Saturday, the Maharashtra Government affirmed a proposition by the State Committee for Education Research about and to reduce school syllabi. Minister of School Education, Varsha Gaikwad reported a 25% cut in the syllabus for classes 1 to 12. This will be appropriate in the academics year 2020-21 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even though there is COVID-19 crisis in the state of Maharashtra, we have started classes through different mediums from June 15. However, schools are yet to start physically,” Gaikwad noted. Despite the situation, she urged people to not feel the stress or pressure of studies.

“Taking this into consideration, the Maharashtra Government is announcing a 25% cut in the syllabus of Standard 1 to Standard 12 for the academic year of 2020-21. The reduced syllabus will soon be available on the website,” she said. The points of interest of the decreased syllabus will soon be made accessible online.