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CBSE Class-11 Syllabus 2017-18
Subject: Heritage Crafts
Aims and Objectives
To impart an all round and holistic education that equips the Indian youth today to face challenges of a
global and rapidly changing world, while preserving their own cultural assets, traditions and values. This new subject area has been introduced for senior secondary level in schools with the following
To understand the critical role of the crafts community and its integral relationship to the Indian society.
To enable students to understand the relationship between economics, culture and aesthetics.
To enable students to explore the linkages between environment, craft traditions asnd society through field studies.
To develop a respect for the diversity of Indian craft traditions and to uphold the dignity of its practitioners by understanding the difficulties that they face.
To introduce Indian culture through the crafts, so that school students appreciate the variety of kills and expressions of the Indian artist.
To provide students a creative aesthetic experience of the unique visual and material culture of India and develop values of conservation, protection of the environment, resources and heritage of the country.
To enable students to understand the relationship between tradition and contemporary trends, form and function, creator and consumer.
To understand the processes of creating a craft object from start to finish.
To introduce students with the tools to extend craft traditions to wider applications through applied crafts.