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No proposal for common curriculum for CBSE, states: Union HRD Minister Javadekar

NEW DELHI(PTI): According to Central government, uniform syllabus does not take into account the local contexts, culture and language and hence such a proposal isn’t being taken into consideration currently.

Government does not propose to introduce a common curriculum in CBSE and state boards as a uniform syllabus does not take into account the local contexts, culture and language, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Responding to a supplementary during Question Hour, Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said at the same time, the national policy on education has proposed a national framework of curriculum with common core values that include the history of the freedom movement, constitutional movements and other content essential to nurture a national identity. He said some of the states have agreed to the national framework.

In his written reply HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said multiplicity of curricula and educational resources are desirable as the uniform syllabus across the nation does not take into account the local contexts, culture and language. He was asked whether the government proposed to introduce a common curriculum CBSE, state boards, the National Institute of Open Schooling and the Indian School Certificate Examination Board. Responding to another supplementary on the weight of the school bag, Kushwaha said efforts are on reduce the weight claiming that the government has been successful in its endeavour.

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