The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has made the detailed action plan to reduce the school curriculum by identifying coinciding material in all subjects, checking age-appropriateness of the content, and assessing the comprehensibility of language, among others.
The human resource development (HRD) ministry on Monday also invited suggestions from teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders for “rationalising” of the school curriculum from classes 1 to 12.
“There is an urgent need to rationalise the school curriculum because the objective of education is to prepare a good human being from the system,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Giving details of the action plan, he said the NCERT would conduct an analysis of current syllabi and textbooks prescribed by it, focusing on learning outcomes and curriculum linkages across classes and subjects.
The minister assured all stakeholders that the personal details of those submitting suggestions would remain confidential.
The minister had recently directed the NCERT to revise the school curriculum by slashing the existing syllabus by half so that students get time for “value education, physical education, life skill education, and experiential learning”, apart from academics.