The currently active 'National Curriculum Framework (NCF-2005)' is well equipped to handle any emerging concern or development in the country's education system.
The NCF-2005 operates on five guiding principles, viz.
- Making a connection of learning to the life outside school
- A drift away from the rote learning methods
- Ensuring that learning goes far beyond the text books
- Re-shaping examinations and making them relevant to the classroom life
- Nurture a well informed identity of the student
The NCERT developed curriculum ensures that the students get an opportunity to carry their learning into the classroom. It also gives ample chances to the students to amalgamate different subjects such as crafts and arts. Steps such as these ensure that the cultural aspect of education is never ignored.
But it is the 'National Policy on Education 1986' which was amended in the year 1992 that plays the major role in defining the policies of the Government as far as the education sector is concerned. The policy advocates for a National System of Education which ensures that every student across the nation, irrespective of his / her location, caste, creed, colour, has access to an excellent education.
The above information was furnished by the Union Minister of HRD, Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha.