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NCERT fully justified in textbook rationalization, hue and cry has no merit: UGC chief Jagdish Kumar

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University Grants Commission, UGC chief M Jagadesh Kumar has said that National Council of Educational Research and Training, NCERT is fully justified in the rationalisation of textbooks and hue and cry over it has no merit.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Kumar said, in the recent past, the attacks by some academicians on NCERT for revising the textbooks are unwarranted. The UGC Chairman said, NCERT has been revising textbooks from time to time in the past too.

He said, NCERT has repeatedly stated that the revision of textbooks originates from various stakeholders’ feedback and suggestions.

Mr Kumar said, NCERT has also confirmed that it is developing a new set of textbooks based on the recently launched National Curriculum Framework for School Education and that current textbooks in which the contents have been rationalized to reduce the academic load are only a temporary phase.

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