Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday in the third week of the winter session of Parliament said it is not possible to have a uniform education syllabus throughout the country.
In the Lower House of the Parliament, he said, “The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) developed by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training), a national higher educational body which sets guidelines and directions for the development of syllabi and textbooks at all stages.”
Since, Education comes under Concurrent List, indicating it is controlled by both the state and central government. It is decided by the respective state as per its curriculum and syllabus. It is difficult to have a consistent education across the country.
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and state boards either approve or modify NCERT’s model to develop their own state’s special syllabus and curriculum.
He said, The curriculum should introduce and promote values like egalitarianism, cultural heritage, secularism, equality of sex, democracy, protection of the environment, inculcation of social temper and removal of social barriers. Although, the common curriculum in all states revolves around the history of India’s freedom movement and constitutional obligations.