The NCERT has eliminated parts concerning the 2002 Gujarat riots, Emergency, Chilly Struggle, Naxalite motion and Mughal courts from its class 12 textbooks as a part of its “syllabus rationalisation” train.
The Nationwide Council of Instructional Analysis and Coaching (NCERT) has cited “overlapping” and “irrelevant” as causes for dropping these parts from the syllabus.
Additionally, chapters titled ‘Democracy and Range’, ‘Fashionable Wrestle and actions’ and ‘Challenges to Democracy’ have been dropped.
Many of those modifications have been introduced earlier this 12 months when the Central Board of Secondary Schooling (CBSE) rationalised its syllabi in April. Apart from faculties below CBSE, some state boards additionally use NCERT textbooks.
Itemizing the modifications, the NCERT, in a word, stated, “The content material of the textbooks has been rationalised for varied causes, together with overlapping with comparable content material in different topic areas in the identical class, comparable content material included within the decrease or greater lessons on the identical topic.
It additionally acknowledged that issue stage, content material which is definitely accessible to college students with out a lot intervention from academics and could be realized by self-learning or peer-learning and content material which is irrelevant within the current context have been eliminated.
At school 12 political science textbook, pages on the subject ‘Gujarat Riots’ will probably be excluded from the chapter titled ‘Current Developments in Indian Politics’. The point out of the Nationwide Human Rights Fee report on the 2002 violence and the “raj dharma” comment by then Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee has been dropped from the textbook.
Additionally, chapters on Mughal courts in a historical past textbook, a poem on the Dalit motion and a chapter on the Chilly Struggle, are among the many exclusions from the political science textbook.
In Class 10, the excluded chapters included verses of poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz within the ‘Faith, Communalism and Politics — Communalism, Secular State’ part of the textbook ‘Democratic Politics II’. Additionally, chapters titled ‘Democracy and Range’, ‘Fashionable Wrestle and actions’ and ‘Challenges to Democracy’ have been dropped.
Within the social science textbook of lessons seven and eight, references to Dalit author Omprakash Valmiki have been eliminated. Within the class seven textbook titled ‘Our Pasts-2’, the subject ‘Emperors: main campaigns and occasions’, has been eliminated.
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