Education Ministry appoints JMI VC Prof Najma Akhtar as a member of NSC

New Delhi : Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar has been appointed as a member of the National Steering Committee (NSC) formed by the Ministry of Education for the development of National Curriculum Frameworks.

The 12-member committee under the chairmanship of space scientist and former ISRO head K Kasturirangan will develop four National Curriculum Frameworks – i.e. the National Curriculum Framework for School Education, National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education, National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education and National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education.

The Committee will discuss different aspects of School Education, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), Teacher Education and Adult Education keeping in focus all the recommendations of NEP 2020 related to these four areas for proposing curriculum reforms. It will discuss the position papers finalised by the National Focus Groups on different aspects of all the above four areas.

It will draw inputs from State Curriculum Frameworks received on the Tech Platform for the National Curriculum Frameworks. All the National Curriculum Frameworks would also reflect upon the implications of situations such as COVID19 Pandemic on respective areas for future.

The Committee will finalise National Curriculum Frameworks after incorporating suggestions received from various stakeholders, i.e., states/UTs and also in the meetings of Executive Committee (EC) and General Body (GB) of the NCERT and Central Advisory Board on Education(CABE).

Tenure of the National Steering Committee will be three years from the date of its notification.