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Education Minister: NCERT Awarded Status of a Deemed University

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been granted the status of a deemed university, according to news released on September 1 by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. This historic statement was made in the nation's capital at a celebration of NCERT's 63rd founding anniversary.


A Significant Achievement

• A turning point in the development of educational institutions in India has been reached with the decision to offer NCERT the prestigious status of a designated university.


• This action highlights NCERT's dedication to excellence and acknowledges its extraordinary contributions to the field of education.


Integration of a holistic education

• This forward-thinking move intends to give kids a holistic and all-encompassing educational experience that will support their overall growth.


NCERT: Promoting Excellence in Education

• Since its establishment in 1961 under the Society Act, NCERT has been instrumental in influencing India's educational system.


• It has constantly given the government invaluable advice and direction in subjects pertaining to school education.


• The institution now enjoys the coveted title of designated university thanks to its commitment to upholding high standards in education.


Consequences of Being a Deemed University

• Thanks to its new standing, NCERT will now be able to provide graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees, greatly broadening the scope of its educational opportunities.

Education Evolution

Notably, the NCERT recently established a committee entrusted with developing the curriculum and textbooks for grades three through twelve.

The National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF-SE), a crucial element of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, is the committee's main focus when it comes to curriculum alignment.

Education Minister: NCERT Awarded Status of a Deemed University