The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) is planning to review the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in order to come in line with the new education policy. NCF is a 14-year old curriculum and a committee will be formed to review the same. NCF has been reviewed four times so far in 1975, 1988, 2000, and 2005. The new proposed revision will be the fifth revision of the framework.
As per the NCERT Director, Hrushikesh Senapaty, the committee will be announced by the end of this month. It will be given the responsibility of reviewing the NCF and recommending updates for bringing it in lines with the NEP.
Mr. Senapaty further told PTI; “We are just waiting for the new education policy to be finalised and a committee for reviewing the NCF will be announced by month-end. The committee, however, will keep NEP as the base of revision. Ultimately the textbooks will be revised as per the new framework.”
“It has been over 14 years since the last framework was revised. We did review the textbooks in the last two years but once the new education policy is in place, the curriculum framework will need thorough revision.”
This council is also venturing a survey in six blocks to analyse the primary education quality and find areas for improvements.
“The blocks that have been identified for the preliminary survey are in Shillong, Mysore, Rajasthan, Bhopaland Orissa. A team of NCERT officials is visiting each of the blocks and conducting the survey. Once the finding is received, the survey will be conducted in more areas and the findings will also be reviewed for the new curriculum framework,” said Mr. Senapaty.