New school curriculum to be ready by March | India News

NEW DELHI: The interim report on the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school education is to be submitted by December 2020 and the curriculum is expected to be ready by March 2021.
The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) also asked the national council of education research and training (NCERT) on Wednesday, to prepare supplementary or alternative learning material for the entire curriculum keeping in mind the prevailing pandemic situation.
As first reported by the TOI, the process of the NCF review, the biggest exercise in school education reforms, started in April 2020 and by April 2021 development of the new school textbooks will commence. The textbooks will be ready by April 2023.
According to a statement released by the MHRD on Wednesday, while redesigning textbooks, it is to be ensured that nothing but the core content is placed in textbooks. Also, the cognitive load of the textbooks will be balanced by integrating additional areas such as creative thinking, life skills, Indian ethos and art.
For PM eVidya, which seeks to give multimode access to digital education, NCERT is also expected to prepare content for class I – XII for SWAYAM PRABHA channels and start the channels by August this year. This is as per the PM’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat.
The revision of the curriculum will be happening after 15 years. The introduction of the new curriculum framework will be in sync with the implementation of the examination reforms such as uniform assessment and evaluation system under the proposed National Assessment Centre as proposed by the NEP 2020.
According to the draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 being finalised at present, the “new and comprehensive NCF 2020 will be formulated based on the principles of this National Education Policy 2020.”



[Source :Times of India]

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