April 4, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM
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NCERT chief denies dropping chapters on Mughals, says ‘rationalisation…’
The NCERT has removed chapters and topics related to ‘Kings and Chronicles: The Mughal courts’ from Class 12 history book to be taught from this session.
After the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) decision to drop chapters on Mughal history sparked controversy, the education body's chief has now issued a clarification.
Speaking to ANI, NCERT director Dinesh Prasad Saklani said the chapters on Mughals have not been dropped. “It's a lie. (Chapters on) Mughals have not been dropped. There was a rationalisation process last year because due to COVID, there was pressure on students everywhere”, he said.
Calling the debate unnecessary, the NCERT director said the expert committee recommended that if the chapter was dropped, it will not affect the knowledge of the children and an ‘unnecessary burden’ can be removed. “The debate is unnecessary. Those who don't know, can check the textbooks...”, Saklani added.