NCERT Chapters removed to reduce work and content load on students, says Director
Many have stated that this decision has been backed by some political ulterior motive
National Council for Education Research and Training, NCERT has received backlash for removing various chapters for Class 11 and Class 12 textbooks, particularly the chapters involving the Mughal Empire.
However, defending its decision, top officials from NCERT has stated that the removal of certain chapters and revision of the syllabus has been done to ease the burden on students.
Speaking to reporters, NCERT Director Dinesh prasad Saklani has stated that this revision of textbooks has been done as part of a "professional exercise" in order to reduce the load on students who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCERT's decision to remove certain chapters such as Kings and Chronicles, Mughal Courts, US Hegemony in World Politics, Cold War Era and other similar chapters have received a lot of backlash.
Many have stated that this decision has been backed by some political ulterior motive.
However, the NCERT Director has stated that this has been as part of a professional exercise and there is no political motive behind the removal of these chapters.
In the Class 12th History Book, Themes of Indian History Part 2, the chapters - Kings and Chronicles and Mughal Courts have been removed.
In the Class 12th Political Science textbook for world politics, US Hegemony in World Politics and The Cold War Era have been removed.
From Indian Politics after Independence, Rise of Popular Movements and Era of One Party Dominance have been removed.
From the Class 11th History Textbook - Themes in World History - the chapters Central Islamic Lands, Clash of Cultures and Industrial Revolution have been removed.
From the Political Science books for Class 10th and Class 11th, the chapters of Challenges of Democracy, Popular Struggles and Movements and Democracy and Diversity have been removed.