Ever wondered who published our educational books and who revised them every year? That is the job of the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training). They focus their attention on school education by undertaking the task of preparing and publishing model textbooks, newsletters, supplementary material, and journals. They also develop special learning kits, ebooks, etc.
Established in 1961, the National Council of Educational Research and Training often mentioned as NCERT is a government institute whose main purpose is to help and offer assistance to State and Central Governments about programs and policies related with the improvement of school academics.
Types of services provided by this institute
- Training of teachers both pre-service and in-service.
- Specialize in creating innovative teaching methods and techniques.
- Collaborate with state education departments.
- Network with NGOs, universities, and other educational organizations.
- Brainstorm ideas and practices which can be used in the education system.
- Working as a nodal agency so that they can achieve goals which are set by Universalisation of Elementary Education.
Being capable of doing activities like training, research, extension, dissemination, development, and publication, NCERT also plays a role in providing bilateral cultural exchange programs along with foreign countries that show interest in the same for educational purposes.
Dealing with foreign organizations is also a part of the NCERT. Visiting delegations of other countries for training them and offering services in the educational field has become a natural work of NCERT. Some of the most important constituent units of NCERT in India are as follows.
- North-East Regional Institute of Education located at Shillong
- Regional Institute of Education located at Bhopal
- PanditSundarlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education
- Regional Institute of Education located at Mysore
Adolescence Education Program (AEP)
In India, there are almost 253 million adolescents from the age group of ten to nineteen. Shaping the future generation largely depends on the education system of our country. Fortunately, the young respond to the challenges they face with a new zeal and conquer almost any of the hurdles they face with their bright enthusiasm and creative power. Hence, the young generation needs the right attention to fully realize their potential and move forward in the ever-changing world.
People expect great leaders, officials, and so on from the younger generation and it is the duty of NCRET to deliver such people by helping them in their education, employment, health, etc. E-books, Video programs, photographs, scripts, Audiobooks, and Audio programs are some of the resources with which the faculty engages the young people. The varied approach to education creates a buzz among the young and they eagerly learn what is taught to them.
E-learning is the simple process of learning education with the help of electronic devices like the computer with an internet connection. It is mentioned by different names like online learning, computerized learning, etc. However, the best point of it is that you can learn things, unlike the normal traditional way you do in the classroom.
NCERT plans to have E-Learning especially for those who cannot get their education through proper ways like going to school, colleges, and so on for various reasons. It has also become very important to keep up with the times and learn the new technological changes happening all around us. There is no better way to learn it than by E-learning.
NCERT has many more programs like research grants, talent search, and science exhibitions to encourage students of the current generation. They also take up educational surveys and award top students. It is good to know that our educational system is in safe hands.