In about 100 madrassas across the world, NIOS will introduce epics such as the Gita and Ramayana as part of its new curriculum.
In about 100 madrassas across the world, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has introduced a new curriculum under which ancient Indian knowledge and heritage, including the Gita and Ramayana, will be taught. The new NIOS curriculum is in line with the changes outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which was approved by the Union Cabinet last July. The new curriculum would place a strong emphasis on teaching students about their Indian heritage. NIOS’s latest programme would initially concentrate on incorporating a basic course for students in grades 3, 5, and 8. Other classes’ courses will be added shortly after all of the other classes’ courses have been reviewed.
15 new causes will be launched under the Indian Knowledge Traditions, according to the new NIOS curriculum. Veda, yoga, science, vocational skills, Sanskrit language, Ramayana and Mahabharat narratives, Bhagavad Gita teachings, and Maheswhara sutras are among the topics covered. As part of the NEP 2020 reforms, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launched and approved the new NIOS curriculum, stating that India is a powerhouse of ancient language, science, and culture. The education minister also said that India has all of the capabilities to become a knowledge powerhouse with a rich and ancient heritage, and that the benefits of the new curriculum will be extended to madrassa students and the Indian community around the world. The updated NIOS programme will be implemented in 100 madrassas throughout the country first. According to the chairman of NIOS, the initiative would eventually be expanded to over 500 madrassas throughout India. Simultaneously, the NIOS unveiled its latest curriculum, which follows the NEP and includes courses on ‘Bharatiya Jnana Parampara,’ or Indian tradition. Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal unveiled the NIOS New Curriculum. He said that India is a powerhouse of ancient language, science, and culture, and that it has all the capabilities to become a knowledge superpower with a rich and ancient heritage while releasing the study materials.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is an independent institute under India’s Ministry of Education. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIOS) is in charge of providing education to students who cannot afford to attend daily classes.