New Delhi, Feb 27: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javedkar said that National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus will be reduced in coming two to three years. Speaking at media conference, minister said the idea behind this is to reduce burden and to make students learn the basic principles of various subjects, teach them how to interpret and analyse for overall personality development.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will begin an exercise to prepare a new curriculum by cutting down the existing syllabus to help students learn better and grow up as a good human being. The council will invite suggestions from school teachers, parents, students and all other stakeholders.

Sharing further details on this, the minister said six workshops was held by the Ministry as well as high level meetings with state education officials after which we came on this conclusion.

Other media reported that a large number of NGOs, education experts, state government officers, headmasters and many teachers took part in these meetings. Javedkar said that the main aim of education is to bring out a good human being. It is the need of the hour to inculcate value education, life skills, experiential learning and physical fitness in our daily life.

Earlier there was report that from next year NCERT syllabus will be reduced half.

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