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NCERT New Syllabus to Focus More on Indian Heroes

May 12, 2015 15:25 IST

    The Union Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD) has instructed the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) to teach students about the lives of eternal heroes like Mahatma Gandhi more in the classes and put emphasis on Indian Sciences and their stalwarts who have changed the way our world looks today.

    Vasudev Devnani, the Education Minister of Rajasthan had a meeting with the management who takes care of the education board and has announced the new curriculum that is to be followed by the students. The syllabus would contain significant contributions of heroes like Maharana Pratap and Prithviraj Chouhan to the country in the field of science and mathematics. The concept to formulate an NCERT syllabus for classes 10 and 12 was taken in the year 2011 and it was then followed by many government schools. After 4 years there is another change that is being made in the syllabus from Class 9 to Class 12 in all the government schools which follows the NCERT pattern. The Nationalist ideology specialists would look after the new books that are about to get published and would guide the editors.

    With few professors and faculty of certain government colleges the change has not come as a welcome move, as they feel further saffornization of the education system is taking place in the country with this. Inclusion of Veer Savarkar as a national hero and replacing someone like Akbar and his contributions from the History books is something indigestible to many. On the other hand there are supporters who are praising the move by the government and they see there is nothing wrong if students get to know some of their own national heroes like Maharana Pratap or Aryabhatta more in their classes.

    The proposal for the new syllabus has been passed by the management board and there would now be a committee formed that would prepare new books for the students.

    Important Points

    • HRD instructed NCERT to teach students about the lives of eternal heroes like Mahatma Gandhi
    • New syllabus to start by NCERT from next academic year
    • The proposal for the new syllabus has been passed by the management board and there would now be a committee formed that would prepare new books for the students.

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