UP schools to adopt revised NCERT books; No text on Mughal courts. Education

Government schools in Uttar Pradesh will adopt the new Class 12 history textbooks of the NCERT from this academic session, in which the portions about the Mughal courts have been removed.

Portions on Mughal courts and Gujarat riots have been dropped from NCERT Class 12 History and Political Science textbooks (HT File)
Portions on Mughal courts and Gujarat riots have been dropped from NCERT Class 12 History and Political Science textbooks (HT File)

Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak said, “We teach our students using NCERT books…whatever is there in the revised edition will be followed.”

Additional Chief Secretary (Basic and Secondary Education) Deepak Kumar confirmed the development. Kumar told PTI, “We follow NCERT books and whatever is available in the revised edition, we will follow in the state schools from the 2023-24 session.”

Last year as part of its “syllabus rationalisation” exercise, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) removed certain parts from the syllabus citing “overlapping” and “irrelevant” reasons, including those from Class 12 onwards. Lessons from the Mughal courts were included. Textbooks.

Many of these changes were announced as early as 2022, when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) rationalized its curriculum in April. Apart from schools under CBSE, some state boards also use NCERT textbooks.

Listing the changes, the NCERT in a note had said, “The content of textbooks has been rationalized due to various reasons, including overlapping with similar content in other subject areas in the same class, similar content in lower or higher classes.” on the same subject.

It also states that the difficulty level, material that is easily accessible to students without much interference from teachers and can be learned by self-teaching or peer-teaching and material that is irrelevant in the present context has been removed. Has gone.

In the Class 12 Political Science textbook, pages on the topic ‘Gujarat Riots’ have been excluded from the chapter titled ‘Recent Developments in Indian Politics’. Mention of the National Human Rights Commission report on the 2002 violence and the “Raj Dharma” remark by then Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee have been removed from the textbook.

In addition, chapters on the Mughal courts in the history textbook, a poem on the Dalit movement and a chapter on the Cold War have been taken out of the political science textbook.

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