NCERT: 14-year-old curriculum to be revised
The National Council of Educational Research and Training is planning to revise the 14-year-old National Curriculum Framework in accordance with a new National Education Policy. The Council will set up a new committee to frame the curriculum.
The National Curriculum Framework has been revised four times so far in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005. The proposed revision is the fifth framework.
The Council is in the process of taking survey on the primary education available across the country. Shillong, Bhopal, Rajasthan, Mysore blocks have been identified for the preliminary survey.
National Education Policy
The existing education policy was framed in 1986 and was revised in 1992. A new education policy draft was submitted by the former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan and his team. According to the policy draft, the revised curriculum should contain only essential core material in each subject. It should be discovery-based, engaging and provide enjoyable style of learning.