Modi Government planning to make significant alterations in the NCERT syllabus. The old NCERT textbooks which we used to read is going to get some major makeover. The new syllabus will be finalized once the NEP (New Education Policy) and the NCF(National CurriculumFramework) is in order.
Since the last emendation of NCERT textbooks in 2017 during its current academic session it has not seen any change but the school textbooks will now see the alterations in the coming two years, according to sources in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
The Revision of 2017 had came nearly after 15 years. These changes were then introduced because of the suggestions ans feedback provided by the Teachers, parents, members of education groups and the common folks.
Key highlights of the 2017 syllabus change were:
- Additions of current topics such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Demonetisation.
- Inclusion of a Chapter on the mightiest king Maharana Pratap in the History Textbook of class seven.
- Extra information regarding the Indian Knowledge system was incorporated.
- Also the books meant for classes six to ten had topics on ancient India, philosophy, Yoga and Ayurveda.
The next changes will be made in textbook in accordance to the New Education Policy and the NCF (New Curriculum Framework). These alterations will follow the education policy of India. All the policy of changes in the NCERT text books are in accordance to the NCF 2005.
There has been 4 times changes in NCERT text books in year 1975, 1988, 2000, 2005. The new revision will be number fifth. The new revision shall contain only the eminent core material in each subject so that studies becomes a matter of enjoyment. Suggestions are also for manufacturing a few supplementary units in certain subjects.