In Assam, subjects like Hindi and Arabic are surprisingly finding more takers among school students than artificial intelligence. AI was introduced along with robotics in state-run schools this year with an aim to modernise the curriculum, aligning it with global technological advancements. Though expectations were high, only about 500 of the 4.28 lakh registered Class IX students have opted for AI and robotics so far. The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (Seba) is offering AI and robotics as an elective subject to students of Class IX to begin with. With the deadline for registration for the 2026 state board exam nearing its mid-June cutoff, various districts are now promoting AI among students through workshops, emphasising its global demand and promising opportunities. “We expect more students to opt for it in the days to come, though 500 is not a bad start,” Seba chairperson RC Jain said, adding that efforts are on to increase the registration for the subject. He said govt has no plans of appointing new teachers specifically to teach AI and robotics. “Existing teachers will have to come forward to get trained to teach the subject in schools,” Jain added.

Source- Tribuneindia