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National Council of Educational Research and Training


The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT, Government of India, with headquarters located at Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi,[1] to assist and advise the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education. It was established in 1961.


National Council for Indian Education (NCIE) and National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) are two different concerns. Among the top priorities of NCERT are:

  1. Implementation of National Curriculum Framework
  2. Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE)
  3. Vocational education
  4. Education of groups with special needs
  5. Early childhood education
  6. Evaluation and examination to reform IT education
  7. Competitive Value education
  8. Education of girl child
  9. Production of teaching-learning experience
  10. Improvement in teacher education
  11. Improvement of thought of student


NCERT has comprehensive extension programme in which departments of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Central Institute of Vocational Education (CIVE) and offices of the Field Advisers in the states are engaged in activities. Several programmes are organised in rural and backward areas to reach out to functionaries in these areas.

It acts as the Secretariat of the National Development Group (NDG) for Educational Innovations. The NCERT has been offering training facilities, usually through attachment programmes and participation in workshops, to education workers of other countries. The NCERT publishes textbooks for school subjects from Classes I to XII. NCERT publishes books & provides Sample Question Papers[2] that are used in government and private schools across India that follow the CBSE curriculum.

Ever since its establishment, the organization has faced a great deal of controversy and continues to do so today. The controversy centers around the charges of an attempted "B.R. Ambedkar, the framer of the Indian Constitution and thus lodging an insult to the Constitution, in its textbooks. The controversy led to the resignation of NCERT chief advisors Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar and an apology from the government.


  1. ^ "Public Information Services." National Council of Educational Research and Training. Retrieved on 25 August 2012. "National Council of Educational Research and Training," Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi-110016"
  2. ^ NCERT Sample Question Papers

External links

  • NCERT Homepage
  • NCERT Solutions
  • NCERT Model Question Papers
  • Online Textbooks by NCERT

See also

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