A new syllabus for school students may be implemented in the country from the academic session 2023-24. The Print has learned that the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) – a document for designing school textbooks – is likely to be ready early next year.

The NCF is part of the government’s new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Being developed as Sources in the Ministry of Education told ThePrint that the revised syllabus focuses on the “fundamentals of Indianness” and will instill a “sense of pride” among students.

“The NCF document will be ready by early next year — most likely by February — following which the school curriculum across the country will be revised accordingly,” a highly-placed government source told ThePrint.

According to a mandate document prepared by the NCERT, everything in the new curriculum will be designed keeping “Indian roots” in mind with the aim of “instilling pride for the country” among students.

It also aims to teach them gender equality and make them compassionate human beings, the document says.

The government committee working on the NCF has met with at least 20 religious groups along with other stakeholders. Among the religious groups met by the committee are Ramakrishna Mission, Chinmaya Mission, Aurobindo Ashram, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, two Chennai-based Christian missionary organizations and Aleem Madrasah, which runs registered madrasas across the country.

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