CBSE on Art-Integrated Project for Classes I to X, focuses on the art and cultural part of learning

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the same on his social media handle stating that the curriculum will be based on the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme across all the CBSE schools in the country.

CBSE on Art-Integrated Project

On a recent notice letter (14.MAY.2020) from CBSE made Reporting of Implementation of Art- Education and Art-Integrated Learning by Schools mandatory CBSE has introduced Art- Integrated Learning in all its affiliated schools vide Circular No. Acad-12/2019 dated 8th March 2019. 

The Art Integration guidelines of the Board enlists various suggestive activities, projects, assignments, and lesson plans and are available at –

As part of this, at least one Art-Integrated Project in each subject shall be taken up by all students of classes IX and X from the academic session 2020-21, and students of classes I to VIII will also be encouraged to take at least one Art-Integrated Project (trans-disciplinary project)in a given academic year. 

Art Integrated Project may be conducted as per the following guidelines: 

  • Classes’ I–VIII, Art Integrated Project should be of trans-disciplinary nature. The project work can include more than one subject and this can be considered for Internal Assessment in the subjects concerned. 
  • Classes IX and X, the students will take up the art integrated project work as a subject enrichment activity in all the subjects for internal assessment. 

One of the objectives of art integrated education is to make the students aware of the vast and diverse cultural heritage of our country. Therefore, Students will take up integration with any form of Indian Art – visual or performing, as it will be helpful to students to easily understand the project that is culturally connected to them. Teachers need to facilitate the learning of the chosen Indian art form and ensure that the students are able to creatively integrate the art form(s) being used in the project.  

In minimum one project work of students from classes I –X, it is mandatory to integrate an art form of the paired State/UT, as defined under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme. For example, Art Integrated Project Work of the students of the schools in the State of Delhi will be based on the art form of Sikkim and so on.

The list of the paired States/UTs is available at Annexure – I. However, to confirm the latest pairings, please visit- 

By following Competency-Based Education (CBE), CBSE wants to promote reflection, critical thinking, creativity, initiation, self-direction, analyze, evaluate, interpret and innovate various real-life situations that they require to face in the world outside the classrooms or an environment beyond their schools and homes

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