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What is the full form of NCERT

NCERT: National Council of Educational Research and Training

NCERT stands for National Council of Educational Research and Training. It is a Government organization that publishes books for all subjects in various languages for the student of class 1 to class 8. It is headquartered at Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi, India.

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NCERT was set up by Government of India in 1961. Its main objective was to assist and advise the State and Central Government on academic matters related to school education.

It was formed by merging seven existing institution. Those institutions are:

  • Central Institute of Education (1947)
  • Central Bureau of Textbook Research (1954)
  • Central Bureau of Educational and Vocational Guidance (1954)
  • Directorate of Extension Programs for Secondary Education (1958)
  • National Institute of Basic Education (1956)
  • National Fundamental Education Centre (1956)
  • National Institute of Audio-Visual Education (1959)


NCERT is dedicated to provide the following facilities. Below is the list of its top priorities:

  • Early childhood education
  • To implement of National Curriculum Framework
  • Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE)
  • Vocational education
  • Girls child education
  • Competitive value education
  • Improvement of teachers education
  • Improvement of thought of students
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