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UGC Advices Universities to Include North East History in Syllabus

Jan 3, 2015 12:33 IST

    Universities Grant Commission (UGC) advised the Universities to include history and the cultural heritage of northeast in their courses.

    A delegation of North Eastern students recently submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with regard to the problems being faced by them while studying in various institutions across the country.  One of the demands covered in the memorandum is the inclusion of the history and unique cultural heritage of North Eastern States in the national curriculum.    

    The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has agreed to work with Northeast historians and scholars and resource person group to make Northeast history include in School Curriculum.

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is also ready to work with the Northeast Resource Group in including Histories of Northeast India.

    National Publishers like National Book Trust is to give their commitment and to call for authors to write stories and books on the Northeast for Nationwide publication.

    The MHRD had also constituted a task force to promote educational opportunities and welfare of students from the North Eastern region. The task force suggested that the history of North-east from the pre-colonial to the time of Independence, should be taught at the school, graduate and post graduate level and should be included in the syllabus.

    The UGC Deputy Secretary has asked universities across the country to take steps to implement the recommendation.

    Important points:

    1. UGC directs Universities to include North East history and culture in course
    2. CBSE, NBT & NCERT agrees to make their contributions to implement the same
    3. MHRD also constituted a task force to promote educational opportunities and welfare of students from the NE region

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