NCERT to Develop New Textbooks for Academic Year 2024-25

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Last Update: June 06, 2023, 5:40 PM IST

NCERT (Representational image) said that the main objective is to develop a curriculum which is very easy to manage and supportive of mental health of the students.

NCERT (Representational image) said that the main objective is to develop a curriculum which is very easy to manage and supportive of mental health of the students.

The NCERT said in a statement that the decision was taken to curtail the amount of material covered in the classroom considering the importance of health of the students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will develop a new set of textbooks to be introduced from the 2024-25 academic session in compliance with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. In the years 2021-2022, NCERT textbooks had to go through the process of rationalization.

The decision was made to cut down on the amount of material covered in class due to the importance of students’ health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, reads a statement. The main objective is to develop a curriculum that is very easy to manage and helpful to the mental health of the students.

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In a tweet, the NCERT said, “The rationalization of NCERT textbooks in 2021-22 was a need-based exercise, aimed at reducing the content load, keeping in mind the mental health of the students.”

Rational textbooks are a part of the transitional phase this academic year 2023-2024, as NCERT is working to complete the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF-SE), which is based on NEP 2020.

Thereafter a new set of textbooks will be created and used starting from the next academic year. So, it should be clear that these books are not meant for very long, claims NCERT.

A few days back, the NCERT dropped a chapter on the periodic table of elements, along with other subjects, from the Class 10 science textbook as part of its “syllabus rationalisation” effort. While some believed that the change would lead the country into a “dark age”, others provided links to the brand-new book and insisted that the subject was not abolished, but shifted to the Class 11 syllabus. was given.

According to council officials, the subject was dropped in 2022 on rationalizing the syllabus by 30 per cent more to “reduce the material load on students” in preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the amendments were incorporated in the new textbooks released earlier this year. ,

The chapter “Periodic Classification of Elements” was dropped from the science textbook for Class 10, according to the rationalized content list provided by the council in June last year. The history of the creation of the periodic table of elements is still covered in the chapter – “Classification of elements and periodicity in properties” – in the textbook of chemistry for class 11 students.