NIOS to include courses on Indian knowledge tradition


New Delhi: The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) will introduce courses on ancient Indian knowledge and heritage, including Gita, Ramayana to 100 madrassas.

This attempt has been made by the Centre to make it as a part of National Education Policy (NEP). The  NIOS New Curriculum includes 15 courses on the ‘Bharatiya Jnana Parampara’ or Indian Knowledge Tradition.

Reports said the 15 new courses under Indian Knowledge Tradition includes Veda, yoga, science, vocational skills, Sanskrit language, Ramayana and Mahabharat narratives, Bhagavad Gita teachings, and Maheswhara sutras, among others.

The NIOS is an autonomous institute under the Education Ministry of India. It is responsible to cater education to the students who cannot afford to attend regular classes.

Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriya said India is a powerhouse of the ancient language, science and culture. India has all the capabilities to become a knowledge superpower with a rich and ancient heritage, he added.

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