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The Union Education Ministry has set up a committee headed by space scientist K. Kasturirangan to devise the National Curriculum Frameworks(NCFs).
About the Committee on National Curriculum Framework(NCF)
The National Curriculum Framework serves as a guiding document for the development of textbooks, syllabus and teaching practices in schools across the country.
The committee will develop four frameworks, one each to guide the curriculum of school education, teacher education, early childhood education and adult education.
The subsequent revision of textbooks by the National Council of Educational Research and Training will be based on this new NCF.
The committee will have a tenure of three years to complete its task.
Note: India is currently following its fourth national curriculum framework that was published by the NCERT in 2005.
Source: This post is based on the following articles:
- “New panel to devise school curriculum” published in Livemint on 22nd September 2021.
- “Kasturirangan to lead syllabus panel” published in The Hindu on 22nd September 2021.