Bharat to replace India, Classical History instead of Ancient History: List of changes recommended by NCERT panel-Inspire To Hire

A panel headed by C I Isaac has suggested a slew of to revise the school curriculum which was constituted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).NCERT officials, however, said no decision has been taken yet on the panel’s recommendations.

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Here are the major changes that the panel has recommended:

NCERT panel recommends the introduction of Indian Knowledge System (IKS) in curriculum for all subjects.

NCERT panel recommends introducing ‘classical history’ instead of ‘ancient history’ in textbooks.

NCERT panel recommends replacing ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’ in school textbooks.

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“Our failures are presently mentioned in the textbooks. But our victories over the Mughals and sultans are not,” said Isaac, who is also a member of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).

Other members of the committee include ICHR Chairperson Raghuvendra Tanwar, Vandana Mishra, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Vasant Shinde, former vice-chancellor of the Deccan College Deemed University, and Mamta Yadav, who teaches sociology in a Haryana government school.

The NCERT is revising the curriculum of the school textbooks in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The council recently constituted a 19-member National Syllabus and Teaching Learning Material Committee (NSTC) to finalise the curriculum, textbooks and learning material for these classes.

*With Agency Inputs

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Updated: 25 Oct 2023, 04:13 PM IST

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