The Ministry of Education on Tuesday (21 Tuesday) constituted the National Steering Committee for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks.
The 12-member committee will be headed by former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan and its members will include National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) chancellor Mahesh Chandra Pant, National Book Trust chairman Govind Prasad Sharma and Indian-American mathematician Manjul Bhargava among others.
According to a Ministry of Education release, the terms of reference of the committee will include development of four National Curriculum Frameworks -- the National Curriculum Framework for School Education, National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education, National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education and National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education -- as per the perspectives of the National Education Policy 2020.
The Committee will discuss different aspects of school education, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), Teacher Education and Adult Education keeping in focus all the recommendations of NEP 2020 related to these four areas for proposing curriculum reforms.
It will also discuss the position papers finalised by the National Focus Groups on different aspects of all the above four areas.
Further, it will draw inputs from State Curriculum Frameworks received on the Tech Platform for the National Curriculum Frameworks.
All the National Curriculum Frameworks would also reflect upon the implications of situations such as COVID-19 Pandemic on respective areas for future, the ministry said.
According to the ministry, while convening its meetings, committee may invite subject experts, scholars, educationists, etc. as and when required and deliberate and decide upon the course of actions with the objective to meet the timelines of the strategy for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks.
The Committee will finalise National Curriculum Frameworks after incorporating suggestions received from various stakeholders, i.e., states/UTs and also in the meetings of Executive Committee (EC) and General Body (GB) of the NCERT and Central Advisory Board on Education(CABE).
The tenure of the National Steering Committee will be three years from the date of its notification.
The steering committee will be assisted by the NCERT director to complete its module.
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