This story is from our Guest Blogger- an industry expert in the field of Education and deeply involved in bringing about a positive transition in Indian Education system. Once a month we will share their expert views and updates in education sector. Today’s post presents their views on the the current standards followed in education sector, the needs of reforms and the way forward.

Majority of educated people in India know one thing for certain – NCERT has pretty much become the standard textbooks that have served as the channel to provide education to a large number of students in India. However, while NCERT textbooks have unquestionably become the standard in this regard, this doesn’t necessarily mean that these books are the only source that should be followed. In fact, one can make a pretty strong point that these textbooks are quite dated and need to be regularly updated to optimise the system of education in India.

This is because most of the information present in the NCERT textbooks is quite archaic. The updated editions of these books have little to no improvements in them and serve as an unnecessary roadblock when it comes to preparing students for the future. Many reforms need to be made in the process of learning at the school level, and the first thing that needs to be remedied are these textbooks that are supposedly touted as the golden standard, when the truth of the matter is, they’re anything but that.

Unfortunately, NCERT textbooks are way too deeply rooted in our education system to uproot it without so much as a second thought. These reforms obviously need to happen, but the pace of these improvements should be in such a manner that the change in the education system is gradual, and not instantaneous. Thankfully, many private publishers are on the right track when it comes to improving the quality of education in India.

These publishers and their innovations have proven to be extremely helpful when it comes to refining the overall quality of education in the country. Apart from publishing books, these publishers incessantly support schools through training, workshops, lesson plans, resource materials, digital content, etc. They also engage the leading editors, developers and digital content curators as a part of their endeavour and commitment to improving the education system in the country.

These methodologies are implemented to ensure that the quality of education in India is improved and modernised to a large extent. So, while the current NCERT textbooks just can’t be scrapped altogether, combining these educational sources with these innovative learning methodologies will go a long way when it comes to alleviating the primitive form of education that has permeated our country.

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4 comments on “Are NCERT textbooks for school the right way forward”

  1. This is very informative! I have grown up reading NCERT books but in today’s times most of the content seems redundant! Hope the relevant authorities get to read this insightful article.

  2. Agree with the views shared but if private publishers are given a boost, NCERT will have issues again! I think it’s more about improving the quality of content shared in their books.

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