The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) prevailing, without any change, for 14 years is to be reviewed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). This revision is said to be in accordance with the new National Education Policy.
The NCERT is planning to set up a committee to revisit the NCF and bring it in lines with the NEP. Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director of NCERT, said that the council is expected to announce the committee by the end of October. So far, the NCF has undergone revision four times, in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005, making the proposed new review to be the fifth.
Senapathy said that the wait was for the new education policy to be finalised. The committee would then review the NCF keeping NEP as the base of revision. And the NCERT textbook would later be revised according to the new framework. He added that it had been over 14 years since the framework was last revised. He also stressed on the fact that though the textbooks were reviewed in the last two years, the curriculum framework would need a thorough revision once the new education policy is in place.
The draft of the new national education policy has been submitted to the Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ by a panel led by former ISRO chief, K Kasturirangan, when he had taken charge. The draft was then put in the public domain to seek feedback from various stakeholders, and the HRD Ministry, about the same, received over two lakh suggestions.
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