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NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE

NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE

Context:

Recently, the Ministry of Education has formed the National Steering Committee for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks.

About the Committee:

  • It will be chaired by former ISRO Chairman Dr K Kasturirangan.
  • Chancellor of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration Mahesh Chandra Pant, Chairman of National Book Trust Govind Prasad Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia University Najma Akhtar, First Vice-Chancellor of Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh T V Kattimani, guest professor at IIT Gandhinagar and Indian author of French origin Michel Danino and American mathematician of Indian origin Manjul Bhargava are part of the 12 member committee.

Significance of the Committee:

  • Under the NEP 2020, the Committee will develop 4 National Curriculum Frameworks - the National Curriculum Framework for School Education, National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education, National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education and National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education.

Functioning of the Committee:

  • The Committee will discuss different aspects of School Education, Early Childhood Care and Education, Teacher Education and Adult Education.
  • The Committee will discuss the position papers finalised by the National Focus Groups on different aspects of all 4 areas.
  • The Committee will take inputs from State Curriculum Frameworks received on the Tech Platform for the National Curriculum Frameworks.

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