National Council of Educational Research and Training

  1. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India established on 1 September 1961
  2. It is registered as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies’ Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860)
  3. The NCERT was established with the agenda to design and support a common system of education which is national in character and also enables and encourages the diverse culture across the country
  4. It is separate from the National Council for Teacher Education
  5. National Curriculum Framework: The council came up with a new National Curriculum Framework in 2005, drafted by a National Steering Committee. This exercise was based on 5 guiding principles:
  • connecting knowledge to life outside school
  • a shift from the rote method of learning
  • enriching the curriculum for the overall development of children so that it goes beyond textbooks
  • making examinations flexible and integrating them into classroom life and
  • nurturing an identity informed by caring concerns

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