NCERT: National Council Of Educational Research And Training

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India which was established in 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies' Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860). Its headquarters are located at Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi. Dr. Hrushikesh Senapaty is director of the council since September 2015.

Website Link: NCERT.NIC.IN

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NCERT Functions:

The NCERT performs the important functions of conducting and supporting educational research and offering training in educational research methodology. NCERT also supports research programmes of other institutions/organizations by providing financial assistance and academic guidance.


Difference between Ncert and CBSE

CBSE (Central Board of secondary/school examinations/education) is the board which is the governing body. Whereas, NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) is the publishing body or publisher. Most of the CBSE schools in India use textbooks from NCERT.


NCERT Membership

A current or emeritus member who is aware of the outstanding work being done by a superintendent recommends that superintendent for membership. Members of the national board, usually based upon region, review all recommendations. Each approved recommendation results in a nomination to join the group.


Headquarter of NCERT

New Delhi is the headquarter of National Council of Educational Research and Training.


Curriculum Framework

  • Connecting knowledge to life outside school
  • Shift from the rote method of learning
  • Enriching the curriculum for overall development of children so that it goes beyond textbooks
  • Making examinations flexible and integrating them with classroom life and
  • Nurturing an identity informed by caring concerns.



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