NEP 2020: Education ministry forms committee for development of National Curriculum Frameworks

The Ministry of Education has formed the National Steering Committee for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks.

NEP 2020: Education ministry forms committee for development of National Curriculum Frameworks MoE forms committee for NCF development
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 21, 2021 - 8:47 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education has formed the National Steering Committee for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks (NCFs).

The committee includes members such as K Kasturirangan (Chair), Mahesh Chandra Pant, Govind Prasad Sharma, Najma Akhtar, T V Kattimani, Michel Danino, Milind Kamble, Jagbir Singh, Manjul Bhargava, M K Sridhar, Dhir Jhingran, and Shankar Maruwada, according to an official statement.

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Under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the committee will develop four National Curriculum Frameworks:

  • National Curriculum Framework for School Education
  • National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education
  • National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education
  • National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education

The committee will take inputs from state curriculum frameworks received on the Tech platform and discuss the different aspects of the focus areas for proposing reforms in the national curriculum, the official statement said.

The committee will work for three years from the date of its notification, as per the statement.

While holding its meetings, the committee may invite subject experts, scholars, educationists, etc. as and when required and deliberate and decide upon the course of actions with the objective to meet the timelines of the strategy for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks, the statement added.

The Committee will finalise NCFs after incorporating suggestions received from various stakeholders, such as states, Union Territories and also in the meetings of Executive Committee (EC) and General Body (GB) of the NCERT and Central Advisory Board on Education(CABE), the statement further said.

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Earlier, the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) had asked states to form regional curriculum frameworks to be incorporated in NCFs.

Moreover, earlier there was only one National Curriculum Framework, however, the government asked NCERT asked to create four NCFs.

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