The formulation of new education policy by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is in it’s final days. Our society is shaping into new standards and norms which also need a new framework to be followed. As the NEP would be ready, National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) would provide a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) to revamp syllabus, textbooks and teaching methodology in schools.
NCERT has also submitted its components which considers 13 themes of school education at 62 places across the country. The report has been forwarded to the drafting committee of NEP which would help the committee to formulate the policy.
NCERT director H K Senapathy said the new framework would change the method of learning among students and make the learning experience rather entertaining. According to him, this would change the popular rote method of learning instead, and would provide a logical way of learning which would open the mind of students.
NCERT would soon conduct the National Achievement survey which will assess the learning method of both government and private schools in different states. It will gauge the teaching standards which will further improve the standards of the framework.
NCERT has also introduced a new digital platform, e-Pathshala. Students can get access to free textbooks of NCERT in the digital format. Currently, e-books are available in English, Hindi, and Urdu language and soon it will be made available in regional languages. Also, more e-content will be launched for students of class 1 to 12 within a year.
According to the council, more Regional Institute of Education (RIE) would be established in India. With the five RIEs in the country, NCERT is planning to set up new RIEs in Chandigarh, Bihar, and Nellore. It is clear from the statements of NCERT and MHRD that upcoming years will see the students learning with the new standards. With the introduction of creative thinking teaching methodology, next decade might see students talking about Why and How rather than What.