India: HRD Ministry Plans to Revamp NCERT Syllabus

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

India’s Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD) has constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama to suggest the ways to make the maths subject easy.

This was announced by the Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar after the Annual Meeting of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at New Delhi on Wednesday.

The Minister also announced that government has received overwhelming response to reduce the burden of NCERT syllabus. He informed that 15,000 suggestions have been received till date while government is expecting more than 100,000 responses by the end of this month.

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Javadekar said that this decision was taken on the basis of National Assessment Survey to eliminate the fear of maths among the students. He further said that eminent educationists and senior officials will be the part of this committee.

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He added that another committee will be setup under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Kadiyam Srihari to suggest and strengthen the teachers’ in-service training. Eminent educationist and senior official will also be part of this committee.

Both the committees will submit their reports within three months. Education Ministers of six states and education secretaries of the states also participated in Wednesday’s annual meeting of NCERT.

Photo (Prakash Javadekar) courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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