The National Curriculum Framework 2005 has recommended Art as a subject at all stages covering all four major spheres, i.e. music, dance, visual arts and theatre. It also states the importance of India’s heritage crafts, both in terms of their economic and aesthetic values, should be recognized as being relevant to school education.

In view of the NCF requirement, NCERT’s recommendation, need for awareness of India’s vast diverse art heritage and culture, and the felt requirement, the CBSE Board decided to take up the integration of Art with education.

Mandatory Art Education

  • To be an integral part of the curriculum, as a co-scholastic area 

  • Shall be mandatory for classes I to X

  • Compulsory reservation of minimum 2 periods per week per class

  • As far as possible, all 4 major spheres, i.e. music, dance, visual arts (including crafts) and theatre, to be covered

  • Students to be introduced to the rich and varied artistic traditions of the country

  • Students of classes VI to VIII to be introduced to culinary art as well

Art Integrated Education

  • Art must be integrated with the teaching and learning process of all academic subjects from classes I to XII

  • Will promote active/experiential learning for connecting knowledge to life outside the school

  • Will ensure shift from rote learning methods