NCERT (National Council of Education And Training) has been in news recently for its thoughts on reducing the syllabus for different classes. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, as well as officials from NCERT, have confirmed the same on different occasions. The talks on reducing the syllabus for students in NCERT books have been a major topic of discussion in the education industry including primary, secondary and senior secondary schools.
In order to go forward with the proposal to reduce NCERT syllabus from textbooks, National Council of Education And Training had invited suggestions on the same. At a media interaction, it was told that NCERT has received over 1 Lakh suggestions for cutting down the syllabus from different books of different classes. This point has been taken on a serious note and education experts have started looking into the suggestions thus preparing a strategy as to what should be deleted and what not.
NCERT Syllabus Being Reduced
News of the National Council of Education And Training taking this step to reduce the syllabus has been welcomed by school principals and teachers. As reported, many school teachers have expressed the fact that a lot of things in the books have become obsolete with time and they should be cut down or updated.
The second major reason as to why NCERT is cutting down the syllabus is to reduce the pressure on students. This is an excellent step as education experts believe that focus should be on overall development and not just on the textbook syllabus.
Based on the suggestions received by the National Council of Education And Training (NCERT), it will soon be decided as to what will change in NCERT books. As reported by Hindustan Times, Prakash Javadekar has been quoted saying that 10-15% syllabus will be reduced from the upcoming session and more will be reduced the next year. As per him, the entire process will take 2 to 3 years and changes will be done in a phased manner.
New NCERT Syllabus
The syllabus being reduced by National Council of Education And Training is a great news for students who will definitely feel relieved. Apart from cutting down of certain topics, there is a possibility that some new topics might be added as per the need of the hour.
We think that the government is taking the right step by reducing the syllabus and making sure that NCERT textbook syllabus for various subjects for different classes is updated as per the latest information.