The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to drop some academic electives and vocational subjects from the Class 12 syllabus. The Board has decided to take this decision due to fewer takers every year.

Discontinued Academic Electives

  • Philosophy
  • Creative Writing and Translation Studies
  • Heritage Craft
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Rights and Gender Studies
  • Theatre Studies
  • Library and Information Science

Discontinued Vocational Subjects

  • Poultry nutrition and physiology
  • Poultry products and technology
  • Poultry disease and their control
  • Foundry technology
  • Management of dairy animals
  • Milk marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Dairy product technology
  • Nail technology and retail
  • Arts and science of makeup and retail
  • Estimation in civil engineering
  • Elementary structural mechanics
  • Secretarial practice and accounting
  • Office communication
  • AC & refrigeration I/II
  • Biology ophthalmic
  • Optics
  • Ophthalmic technology
  • Lab medicine
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Radiation physics
  • Radiography I/II
  • Health education-communication
  • First aid & emergency medical care
  • Child health nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Health centre management
  • Integrated transport operations
  • Bakery
  • Confectionary
  • Music aesthetics and music production