CBSE Introduces Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Digital Citizenship for Middle School

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Orientation Session for Principals/Heads of Institutions & Capacity Building Programs for Teachers

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on Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality (AR-VR) and Digital Citizenship (Skill Module for Middle School)

CBSE Latest Circular: In an exciting step towards a more tech-savvy educational curriculum, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Augmented Reality – Virtual Reality (AR-VR) and Digital Citizenship as two new skill modules for classes VI-VIII for the academic year 2022-23.

These subjects aim to stimulate students’ interest in immersive technologies while also educating them on their responsibilities as digital citizens.

A Focus on Immersive Technologies and Digital Responsibility

The subjects introduced cover crucial aspects of digital citizenship for students, such as digital etiquette, cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and information literacy.

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They also spotlight the potential for using the internet for social good, and the future of our digital world with engaging topics such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), AR/VR, and the emerging realm of the Metaverse.

The emphasis is on experiential and activity-based learning, keeping student engagement at the heart of the pedagogy.

Orientation and Capacity Building Sessions for Educators

In order to further familiarize educators with these new skill modules and enable a broader number of schools to opt for these subjects, CBSE is organizing a virtual orientation session specifically for Principals and Heads of the Institutions.

Following this CBSE orientation, capacity-building sessions will be conducted every month for teachers of all CBSE-affiliated schools, to ensure they are equipped to effectively teach these subjects.

Please register for the CBSE Orientation and Capacity Building Session using the registration link below.

Schedule of CBSE Orientation Program on AR/VR & Digital Citizenship for Principals/Heads of Institutions:

04th August 2023 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Link

Schedule of CBSE Capacity Building Session on AR-VR Skill Module for Teachers:



10th August 2023 (Thursday)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

21st September 2023 (Thursday)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

4th October 2023 (Wednesday)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Schedule of CBSE Capacity Building Sessions on Digital Citizenship Skill Module for Teachers:



17th August 2023 (Thursday)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

22nd September 2023 (Friday)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

11th October 2023 (Wednesday)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The “Digital Nagrik Pledge”: Fostering Responsible Digital Citizenship

In a bid to emphasize the importance of responsible digital citizenship among students, CBSE urges all schools to take the “Digital Nagrik Pledge” at This pledge serves as a reminder that the responsibility of creating a safe digital world for all rests with each one of us.

Encouraging Students to Participate in the Digital Nagrik Pledge

Schools are strongly encouraged to share the Digital Nagrik Pledge with their students and integrate it into their teaching strategies. Additional details on how schools can integrate this and report on related activities will be provided during the upcoming orientation session, offering educators valuable insights into implementing these new educational modules.

Please note that:

  • There is no fee for attending these programs.
  • It is suggested that the participants join via a laptop/desktop.
  • The invitation link for the respective program shall be emailed to the selected teachers on the email ID provided at the time of registration.
  • In case the registration link mentioned Overleaf does not work, please copy & paste the registration link into the browser to register.

For more queries and feedback, the schools may contact

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