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Write a Short Note on NCERT | National Council of Educational Research & Training


National Council of Educational Research & Training ( NCERT )


The Logo of the NCERT is taken from the Ashoka period and the motto "विद्ययाअमृतमश्रुते” which means "विद्या से अमृत की प्राप्ति होती है" and in english "Life eternal through learning" is taken from the Isavasya Upanishad.

The logo have three intertwined swans that symbolises the three aspects of NCERT:

1. Research and Development

2. Training

3. Extension


Write a short note on NCERT


History of NCERT 


NCERT was set in 1961 by the government of India as an autonomous organisation.

The objective of the NCERT was to assist and advise the Central and State Governments for the development of the new policies and programmes to improve the quality of School education.

The National Science Talent Search Scheme (NTSS) was started by NCERT in the year 1963 to identify the talented students and provide them scholarships.

After the introduction of the 10+2+3 scheme in 1976 The National Science Talent Search Scheme (NTSS) underwent a major change and the program renamed as National Talent Search Scheme with the NTSE.


The Council was formed by merger of seven existing national government institutions:


1. The Central Institute Of Education

2. The Central Bureau Of Textbook Research

3. The National Fundamental Education Centre

4. The Directorate Of Extension Programmes For Secondary Education

5. The National Institute Of Basic Education

6. The Central Bureau Of Educational And Vocational Guidance.

7. The National Institute Of Audio-visual Education 


The main objectives of NCERT:


Research and Development in the field of school education.

Develop and distribute new educational technologies

organise teacher's training course for pre-service and in-service teachers Design and publish model textbooks, newsletters, Supplementary materials, journals and develops educational kits, Multimedia digital materials and much more

Do collaborative work with state education departments, NGOs, universities and other educational institutions 

Design the curriculum for the schools in India (for example NCF 2005)

NCERT also works as cultural exchange programmes with other countries with respect to school education

It works with other international organisation like UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank to implement new projects or programmes in schools

Act as nodal agency to achieve the goal of Universalisation of Elementary Education.


The major constituent units of NCERT:


1. National Institute of Education (NIE), New Delhi

2. Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), New Delhi

3. Pt. Sundarlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal

4. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer

5. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhopal

6. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhubaneswar

7. Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Mysore

8. North-East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE), Shillong