The Ministry of Education has formed a 12-member national steering committee to design the national curriculum structure.
The education ministry on Tuesday formed a 12-member national steering committee to develop the national curriculum structure. The committee will be chaired by former ISRO chief K. Kasturirangan, who was also the chairman of the draft committee for the National Education Policy 2020.
Other members of the committee are Mahesh Chandra Pant, Govinda Prasad Sharma, Nazma Akhtar, TV Kattimani, Michelle Danino, Milind Kamble, Jagbir Singh, Manjul Vargab, MK Sridhar, Dhir Jhingran, Shankar Maruwada.
In line with NEP 2020’s vision, the committee will develop four national curriculum structures – the National Curriculum Framework for School Education, the National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education, the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education and the National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education.
“The committee will discuss various aspects of school education, early childhood care and education (ECCE), teacher education and adult education, focusing on all NEP 2020 recommendations related to these four areas for proposing curriculum reform,” the ministry said in a statement. .
The committee will discuss the position papers finalized by the National Focus Group on various aspects of the four areas. The committee will draw input from the State Curriculum Framework available on the Tech Platform for the National Curriculum Framework.
“All national curriculum frameworks will also reflect the impact of COVID-19 epidemic-like situations in their respective areas for the future,” the statement said.
At the time of convening the meeting, the committee may invite subject matter experts, scholars, academics and decide on the steps to be taken if necessary and intentionally to meet the time frame of the strategy for developing the national curriculum structure.
The committee will finalize the national curriculum structure after incorporating suggestions from various stakeholders – states or UTs, and at a meeting of the NCERT Executive Committee (EC) and the General Body (GB) and the Central Advisory Board on Education (CABE).
The term of the National Steering Committee shall be three years from the date of notification.
The statement said that the Director would assist the NCERT Steering Committee in completing its module and that the terms of its reference could be extended as required.