Parents and students, though, are opposed to the move and feel that the board should focus on other means to reduce stress among children.
M. Srinivasan, president of the Managements of Independent CBSE Schools Association, said that reducing the syllabus may not necessarily reduce the academic stress among children, asking instead to make learning more enjoyable.
Heads of several city-based schools are writing to the MHRD explaining their apprehensions and suggesting alternate ways in which the burden on the children can be reduced.
If the syllabus is reduced, our children will not be able to compete in higher education on par with their peers who are pursuing other curriculum,” she said.
Many schools have formed a team of subject experts to review each chapter.
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