On November 26, the government dismissed the idea of bringing any changes to the NCERT textbooks, in special reference to history. According to the ministry the Aryan culture and Vedic age are apt in the syllabus and textbooks of CBSE-affiliated schools. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee
The HRD ministry informed the Lok Sabha that there has been no proposal for taking “corrective measures” in history. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Upendra Kushwaha, minister of state for HRD, said, “The textbooks of history of class VI, published by NCERT, in chapter 5 and chapter 6 reflect Aryan culture and Vedic age suiting the age group. Also Read - Anything For Education: Goa Students Trek 3km Everyday to Reach Hilltop to Access Internet For Online Classes
He also added that CBSE is offering an elective course known as “Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India” since 2012-13 in classes XI-XII.
“This course is based on the intellectual achivements of Indian thought that are found across several fields of study in ancient Indian texts ranging from the Vedas and the Upanishads to a whole range of scriptural, philosophical, scientific, technical and artistic sources.” said Kushwaha .
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