India decided to rationalize the school curriculum by reducing it by 10 to 15 percent this year to meet the target of 50 percent by 2021.
The decision was made to ensure a holistic education in which there will be time for physical education, value education, life skills education and experiential learning.
Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive
Linda talks about effects of superficial learning due to massive size of syllabus. This results in impaired deep learning and shallow understanding.