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NCERT Committees Pave the Way for a Futuristic Curriculum

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
NCERT Committees Pave the Way for a Futuristic Curriculum
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Unveils Vision for Modernizing Indian Curriculum
New Delhi: In a significant development aimed at transforming India's education system in line with the 21st century, the Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, addressed a Joint Workshop of the National Curriculum Framework Oversight Committee and the National Syllabus and Textbook Committee (NSTC). During this session, Minister Pradhan highlighted the crucial role of these committees in shaping the educational landscape of the country.

Under the visionary guidance of Dr. Kasturirangan, the steering committee has meticulously drafted a comprehensive curriculum that aligns with the goals of the new National Education Policy (NEP). This curriculum has been submitted to the government, which subsequently entrusted the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) with its implementation.

NCERT, in response, has established two vital committees - the National Oversight Committee and the NSTC. The primary objective of these committees is to craft a curriculum that not only caters to the contemporary demands of the 21st century but is also deeply rooted in the ethos of Indian thought.

Minister Pradhan expressed his expectations regarding the outcomes of these committees, emphasizing their role in developing forward-looking teaching and learning materials for students from class 3 to 12. In his address, he said, "We want them to prepare futuristic teaching and learning material for class 3 to 12. The first orientation meeting took place today."

This initiative is part of a broader strategy to modernize India's education system and equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a rapidly evolving world. Minister Pradhan's remarks reflect the government's commitment to providing students with a curriculum that is not only academically rigorous but also tailored to meet the demands of a globally competitive landscape.

He concluded his address by stating, "We are confident that at a time when the world is expecting a lot from India, when the PM has shown the dream of Amrut Kal to the nation, at such times, the new textbooks will fulfill those requirements."

The Joint Workshop marks a crucial step towards achieving the objectives set forth in the NEP and underscores India's commitment to delivering a world-class education to its citizens, fostering innovation, and preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.