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New school curriculum to be ready by March

NEW DELHI: The interim report on the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school education is to be submitted by December 2020 and the curriculum is expected to be ready by March 2021.
The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) also asked the national council of education research and training (NCERT) on Wednesday, to prepare supplementary or alternative learning material for the entire curriculum keeping in mind the prevailing pandemic situation.
As first reported by the TOI, the process of the NCF review, the biggest exercise in school education reforms, started in April 2020 and by April 2021 development of the new school textbooks will commence. The textbooks will be ready by April 2023.
According to a statement released by the MHRD on Wednesday, while redesigning textbooks, it is to be ensured that nothing but the core content is placed in textbooks. Also, the cognitive load of the textbooks will be balanced by integrating additional areas such as creative thinking, life skills, Indian ethos and art.
For PM eVidya, which seeks to give multimode access to digital education, NCERT is also expected to prepare content for class I – XII for SWAYAM PRABHA channels and start the channels by August this year. This is as per the PMs call for Atmanirbhar Bharat.
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