NCERT to Cut Syllabus By 15 Percent From Academic Year 2019
January 9, 2019, 12:14 pmTweet
The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to reduce textbook content by 10 to 15% from academic year 2019-20 as part of HRD ministry-prodded rationalisation exercise undertaken to relieve youngsters from "curriculum overload".
"The target is to achieve a 50% reduction of the "curriculum overload" without affecting the learning outcomes" said Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, chairing a NCERT general council meeting.
"Curriculum will be reviewed to ensure holistic education in which there will be time for physical education, value education, life-skills education and experiential learning. The curriculum needs to be reduced. We have decided to reduce curriculum by 50 %. This year, there will be 10-15 % reduction. Next year it will be more. Finally, in 2021, the target will be achieved," Javadekar said after the meeting.
The HRD minister has in the past said that by removing duplication and redundant portions, the NCERT will be able to bring down its curriculum significantly.
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