To create a new curriculum, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked citizens to take part in the Citizen Survey for National Curriculum Framework.
He noted that a dynamic national curriculum framework in line with NEP 2020 will be crucial to achieving Viksit Bharat.
He further said that the development of a vibrant, dynamic, inclusive, and futuristic National Curriculum Framework is essential for integrating cultural-rootedness along with a global outlook, freeing education from a colonial hangover and instilling a deeper sense of pride in our next generations.
Through an online public consultation survey, the Ministry of Education has requested public input for the development of the National Curriculum Framework and, subsequently, the design of curricula, textbooks, and other educational resources.
On July 29, 2020, the Indian government released the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, which calls for the creation of a National Curriculum Framework to improve the quality of the country’s educational system.
Through the establishment of District Consultation Committees, State Focus Groups, State Steering Committees, National Focus Groups, and National Steering Committee, etc., the National Curriculum Framework process has begun.
For the execution of the task at scale and without paper, a digital platform, including a website and mobile app, has been developed.
States and UTs have used the bottom-up approach to consult with stakeholders like parents, Anganwadi workers, teachers, teacher educators, students, etc. at the grassroots level and gather their opinions on the future of school education, early childhood care, and education, teacher education, and a host of other topics.
District-level consultations, mobile app-based surveys, state-level consultations through State Focus Groups and State Steering Committee, and state-level consultations through State Focus Groups have all been conducted.
The National Focus Groups and National Steering Committee have been enrolled at the national level to discuss a variety of issues and worries, including interactions with various ministries, autonomous bodies, NGOs, corporations, philanthropic organizations, etc. to gather and compile useful inputs for the formulation of NCF. To help the stakeholders in the process, a mandate document for the creation of NCF has been created.
Given the diversity of the country, it is imperative to give every stakeholder—who may or may not be a parent, teacher, or student—the chance to contribute to the reform of India’s educational system by exchanging opinions on common educational challenges. Such a wide range of viewpoints is likely to offer a realistic road map for the successful realization of NEP 2020’s objective.
This online survey is being conducted in 23 languages, including the languages in the VIII Schedule of our Constitution, and is open to all stakeholders, including teachers, headmasters/principals, school leaders, educationists, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public representatives, artists, artisans, farmers, and anyone else who has an interest in school education and teacher education.