According to NCERT Chief, class 3 and 6 will get new syllabus texts in April or May

Chief Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) said on Wednesday that new textbooks for classes 3 and 6 under the revised curriculum would be ready in April and May, respectively.

Saklani said in this paper that other courses’ textbooks would only be updated and rewritten while taking new advancements into consideration.

In order to help youngsters affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) acclimate to the new curriculum, NCERT has also produced a 15-day foundation course for Class 3 and a month-long bridging program for Class 6.

According to the revised curriculum, new textbooks for Classes 3 and 6 will be available in April and May, respectively. We’ll post these books as well. We have implemented a bridge course to ensure that there is no learning gap for children when they begin studying from the new books, since their curriculum will be changing. Before they begin teaching, teachers will also get training, he said.

The NCERT Director said, “The plan to release the books for the two classes under the new syllabus was made as Class 6 marks the beginning of the middle stages, while Class 3 marks the start of preparatory.” Next year, books for further courses will be released.

Three brand-new topics have been added to Class 3. They are World Around Us, Physical Education, and Art Education. “The remainder of the revised books are already ready; books of these three new subjects will be out by April 15-20,” he said.

Prior to this, children in Class 3 studied math, environmental studies, Hindi, and English. Now the World Around Us has been added, Environmental Studies has been eliminated.

According to the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, vocational education is now required for Class 6.

According to him, these books required to be updated to be in line with the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE), which was created with the NEP 2020 as its inspiration. The new books are firmly grounded in the concept of Bharat and are centered on technology, innovation, and holistic learning. It complies with NEP 2020,” he continued.

By this month, he added, updated textbooks for more subjects would also be accessible.

Every year, NCERT updates or revises books while taking into account new knowledge or advancements. We want that kids read current knowledge. Our new parliament has been introduced in the books, so that’s something. We sometimes find out about errors and fix them,” he said.

New textbooks will be released by NCERT gradually. The center released books for the foundational years last year for children ages three to eight. Books for Classes 3 and 6 are now being distributed.

The NCERT said that it is working to ensure that school supplies arrive on schedule, noting that so far 33 lakh books for Classes 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, and 12 have been produced and sent to bookstores.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has ordered all of its associated schools to use the new curricula and textbooks for Classes 3 and 6 starting with the forthcoming academic year. This prompted NCERT to decide to release the textbooks.

There are 14.86 lakh schools in India, 10.5 lakh of which are privately owned and/or funded by the government. There are around 26 crore students enrolled.