Annual Report 2010-11
PD 7H BS
© National Council of Educational Research and Training, 2011
Published at the Publication Department, by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi 110 016 and printed at Shree Vrindavan Graphics Pvt. Ltd., E-34, Sector-7, Noida 201 301
Established in 1961, the NCERT has continuously been engaged in promoting reforms and developments in school education system at the national level. The Council has expanded its operations over years in response to the demands of the school education system focussing on several areas of critical importance such as early childhood education, education of children with special needs and socially disadvantaged groups, gender issues in education, quality improvement through development and provision of textbooks, supplementary reading materials and audio-visual support materials, examination reforms inducing introduction of grading system and continuous and comprehensive evaluation; conduct of National Talent Search Scheme to identify and nurture talent; continued support to national programmes and policies such as National Population Education Project (NPEP); peace education; Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan with emphasis on implementation of Right to Education Act and designing innovative pre-service courses like B.Sc. B.Ed., M.Sc.Ed. and two-year B.Ed. programme, and Diploma in Guidance and Counselling. Council’s efforts to periodically prepare a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) have been highly acclaimed as setting quality benchmark for curriculum development across the country. In fact, the NCF-2005 and the corresponding syllabus and textbooks have been adopted/adapted by more than 15 major states of the country.
During the year 2010-11, the NCERT conducted a variety of innovative research, development, training and extension programmes along with various other programmes to mark the Golden Jubilee celebrations which included the Golden Jubilee National Conference on School Education and Teacher Education on the Issues of Common Concerns; National Seminar on Universalisation of Secondary Education: Issues, Challenges and Policy Perspectives in Rural Context and Golden Jubilee Lecture Series by Eminent Educationists. The Council also conducted several researches in priority areas in school education and teacher education and provided support for educational research through Educational Research and Innovations Committee (ERIC). As part of the work of ERIC, the Seventh Survey of Educational Research is currently being pursued. Considering the importance of early childhood care and education, the Council continued to conduct the Diploma Course in ECCE with a view to developing expertise in the area. To inculcate the culture of innovation and experimentation in school education and teacher education, the NCERT conducted several programmes like Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition, All India Children’s Educational Audio-Video Festival, All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for School and Teacher Education Institutions. Other major ongoing programmes include achievement surveys, course on peace education and production of science kits. In order to identify and nurture the young talents in the country, the Council introduced various scholarships and awards. The Chacha Nehru Scholarship for Artistic and Innovative Excellence, NCERT Award for Excellence in Vocational Education,
NCERT Doctoral Fellowship, National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and Nurturance Programmes are a few examples.
As a part of international cooperation in education, the NCERT shared its experiences in school and teacher education with various delegations from Korea, Singapore, USA, and the United Kingdom. Further, the Diploma Courses in English and English Language Teaching...
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