Guwahati: After Sattriya dance, Bihu — Assam’s traditional dance form — will find its place as an elective subject in the 10+2 curriculum conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) from the next academic year.
As per reports, students interested in opting for the elective subject will have to appear for a 100-mark test consisting of both theory and practical segments.
Prior to its decision to make Bihu as an elective subject, the AHSEC organised a series of workshops with some of the prominent experts from the field. With their active support and guidance, the education board prepared a roadmap and worked on the academic curriculum and syllabus accordingly.
Different segments of Bihu, including the dance, related instruments like dhol, pepa, gogona and naam, among others, will find place in the curriculum.
However, the baord is yet to take a final decision on the marks pattern of the subject between theory and practical, said reports.