HRD Ministry Invites Suggestions for Improving School Curriculum

Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar

India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has invited suggestions on rationalizing curriculum for class I to XII to ensure all round development of students.

The HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that there is an urgent need to rationalize the school curriculum because the objective of education is to prepare a good human being from the system.

Along with academic education, life skills, experiential learning, physical education and creative skills are needed, he said.

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“We need to develop a system where students get time for each of this and can progress in the areas which he or she likes the most. Therefore, there is a continuous demand of rationalization of syllabus which many people believe is too heavy and inappropriate for age,” Javadekar explained.

The HRD Minister has urged all stakeholders including teachers, headmasters, school management, educationalists, parents, students, NGO’s, experts, public representatives and anybody who has interest and opinion on this issue to send their suggestions.

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The suggestions can be made from 5th March, 2018 till 6th April, 2018 at this link and the suggestions should be precise and may be given online in the prescribed format. Personal details of the persons submitting suggestions will remain confidential.

The curriculum documents of CBSE and NCERT are available at link-1 and link-2.

The objective of seeking suggestions is to make the content more balanced in various subjects offered from class I to class XII as prescribed by NCERT / CBSE.

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