Education is the right of every child. To facilitate good education, several organizations have come forward, and one amongst them is NCRT. Many of us might have heard this term in our schooling days and have learned from NCRT books as well. But still, we are not aware of its full form.
The full form of the abbreviation NCRT is National Council of Educational Research and Training.
This tutorial will briefly cover the definition, overviews, Establishment of NCERT, objectives, Regional Institutes of Education or RIE and other detailed information related to NCRT or National Council of Educational Research and Training.
What is NCRT?
“NCRT or National Council of Educational Research and Training is an organization responsible for Indian school education. It was founded on 1st September 1961 by the Indian Government under the Societies’ Registration Act established in 1860 as a scientific, literary, and charitable firm. NCRT is headquartered in New Delhi, India.”
The NCERT was founded with the vision to compose and support a standard system of education that can be followed all over the country. This establishment aimed to facilitate and encourage diverse cultures and societies across the nation and promote unity through education. NCERT covers the best academicians and skilled scholars in India. All affiliated schools and colleges of CBSE stick to only the NCERT syllabus and their textbooks. Although, several state boards also abide by the NCERT curriculum. The prime objective of NCRT is to promote and conduct research in the field related to school education, plan and publish standard textbooks, additional academic material, newsletters, journals, and prepare educational kits, digital multimedia matters, etc. In addition to research, development, and distribution activities, NCERT is an autonomous implementation council for bilateral social exchange activities within school education across the countries. The NCERT also communicates and collaborates with foreign institutions, attends international educational gatherings, and provides various training sessions to educate staff from developing countries.
The overviews of National Council of Educational Research and Training or NCRT are as follows:
|Type||Autonomous body type|
|Current President (2021)||Ramesh Pokhriyal (Minister of Education)|
|Director of NCRT||Prabhu Dhangar|
|Headquarters Location||Sri Aurobindo Marg|
NCERT: Establishment of NCERT
The Government of India's Ministry of Education established NCRT on 27th July 1961. The council began its work on 1st September 1961. The NCERT was developed by amalgamating seven existing government institutions. NCRT was discovered to design and promote a nationwide standard system. It supported and encouraged diverse Indian cultures and kept them united. On the basis of the Education Commission's recommendations (1964-66), the former federal policy declaration on education was announced in the year 1968.
The objective of NCRT and its constituent units are as follows:
- NCRT promotes, undertakes, and conducts academic research, the invention of innovative ideas, and exercise.
- NCRT provide National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005), syllabus, print and publish academic books; offers teaching-learning tools and kits, exercise copies, and strategies. They also develop various audio, video, and ICT tools.
- NCRT also facilitates pre-service and in-service training of teachers to develop educational techniques at national and state-level functionaries.
- NCRT collaborates with State, national, foreign institutions, NGOs, and other educational organizations to extend its services.
- NCRT acts as a clearinghouse for concepts and information in subjects associated with school education and acts as a nodal firm to accomplish the Universalization of Elementary Education objectives.
NCRT: Regional Institutes of Education or RIE
Regional Institute of Education or RIE is a fundamental unit of the NCRT. The RIEs (formerly known as RCE) was set up in 1963 by the Indian Government in different parts of India to cover various areas. At present, there are five active RIEs in India which are as follows:
- Regional Institutes of Education (RIE) Mysore: It covers various national states such as Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand.
- Regional Institutes of Education (RIE) Bhubaneswar: It covers several Indian states unlike Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh,
- Regional Institutes of Education (RIE) Bhopal: It covers several Indian states unlike Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh.
- Regional Institutes of Education (RIE) Ajmer: It covers Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
- NE-RIE Shillong: It covers the seven north East Indian states i.e., Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh.