Source: Economic Times
The process of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) review, the biggest exercise in school education reforms has started with NCERT submitting its proposal to the ministry of human resource development earlier this month.
As per the proposal, the new curriculum will commence by April 2021 and the new textbooks shall be ready by April 2023 considering the content to be reduced in each subject to its core essentials. The proposal will be in sync with the reforms proposed by the National Education Policy 2020 which is likely to be placed before the union cabinet by the end of this month.
The review of NCF is a comprehensive exercise that looks at content and methods of teaching. The revision of NCF will be happening after 15 years and will be in sync with examination reforms such as uniform assessment and evaluation system.
According to the proposal, all textbooks shall aim to contain core essential matter deemed important on a national level, but simultaneously contain any desired nuances and supplementary material as per local needs.