Atul Aneja

DUBAI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday launched its self-designed international curriculum that aims to compete with its western counterparts to produce the global citizen of tomorrow. Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal presided over the worldwide launch of the CBSE-international (CBSE-i) curriculum at Dubai's Indian High School (IHS). The IHS will also become a global centre for training teachers in the new curriculum under the guidelines of the CBSE. He said that CBSE's initiative was futuristic, and was a reflection of India's ambitious drive to establish a vast pool of skilled manpower that could become a significant driver of the global economy. “It is important to realise that the global community is going to need quality human resources. That will be provided only by countries where human resources are available,” Mr. Sibal said in a conversation with TheHindu. Because of its ample pool of young people, India has the advantage of having a “demographic dividend,” in comparison to “demographic deficit” that was being felt in the rest of the world, he said.

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