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Performance of states in education to be graded: HRD Minister Javadekar

Javadekar stressed on the importance of rationalising the curriculum

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource and Development Minister informed that states will henceforth be graded on the basis of their education performance, largely based on 70 parameters.

After a (NCERT) executive meeting, Javadekar said on Saturday, "State performance grading will be done on 70 parameters that will improve the quality and will give clarity on where exactly the state stands."

The meeting was attended by education ministers of Assam, Gujarat, Delhi, and some council members.

Furthermore, Javadekar stressed on the importance of rationalising the curriculum.

"Curriculum rationalisation needs to be done for holistic learning and for that curriculum overload will be reduced by some percentage this year, and some more in the next, by 2021 we will have reduced the curriculum by 50 per cent," he said.

He also informed that more books will be published this year.

"Two crore books were published two years ago, last year six crore books were published and this year we aim to produce eight crore or more books," he added.

On Friday, Javadekar had said that innovation in teaching was very important, adding that only teachers of this country have the capability to change India's education scenario.

First Published: Sun, January 06 2019. 07:34 IST