NCERT textbooks revised as per new NEP likely to be introduced from 2024-25


According to officials from the Education Ministry, new NCERT textbooks that align with the new National Education Policy (NEP) will likely be introduced in schools during the 2024-25 academic session. These textbooks will be developed in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), which is currently being revised. The new textbooks will also be available in digital format due to the demand for digital learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. An institutional framework will also be developed to ensure that the textbooks are regularly updated. The NEP 2020 outlines a “5+3+3+4” curriculum pedagogical structure, with children spending five years in the foundational stage, three years in the preparatory and middle stages, and four years in the secondary stage. The revision process involved the development of four National Curriculum Frameworks (NCFs), covering early childhood care and education, school education, teacher education, and adult education. These frameworks are being developed with input from states, union territories, and autonomous organizations, and will be translated into 22 languages for dissemination to the states for revision and implementation. The NCERT has already developed learning-teaching materials for the foundational stage, including toys, puzzles, puppetry, posters, flash cards, worksheets, and storybooks.