National Council of Educational Research and Training NCERT

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In 1961, the Government of India established the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as an autonomous organization to assist and advise the governments at the Centre and in States in the implementation of their policies for education, especially to bring about qualitative changes in school education and teacher preparation. Over the years, he Council has evolved into a unique organization, with its increasing range of activities that has influenced school education in India … (full text NCERT profile 1/2).

Senior Functionaries; National Talent Search; Education Research and Innovations Committee;
Chacha Nehru Scholarship for Artistic and Innovative Excellence;
Faculty profile; Educational Survey; Girl’s education; online textbooks;
Main address: Sri Aurobindo marg, New Delhi-110016, India;

Programmes and Activities:

  • Research: The NCERT performs the important functions of conducting and supporting educational research and offering training in educational research methodology.   Different Departments of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs), Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) and Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE) undertake research programmes on different aspects of school education and teacher education. NCERT also supports research programmes of other institutions/organizations by providing financial assistance and academic guidance. Assistance is given to scholars for publication of their Ph.D. theses. Research fellowships are offered to encourage studies in school education to create a pool of competent research workers.
  • Development: Developmental activities in school education constitute an important function of the NCERT. The major developmental activities include development and renewal of curricula and instructional materials for various levels of school education and making them relevant to changing needs of children and society. The innovative developmental activities include development of curricula and instructional materials in school education in the area of pre-school education, formal and non-formal education, vocationalisation of education and teacher education. Developmental activities are also undertaken in the domains of educational technology, population education, and education of the disabled and other special groups.
  • Training: Pre-service and in-service training of teachers at various levels; pre-primary, elementary, secondary and higher secondary,  vocational education, educational technology, guidance and counseling, and special education are the areas of training in which NCERT works. The pre-service teacher education programmes at the Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) incorporate many innovative features. The RIEs also undertake the training of key personnel of the states and of state level institutions and training of teacher educators and in-service teachers.
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