NCERT:- National Council for Educational Research and Training is an apex education organisation set up by the Government of India. This body was set up with an objective of providing valuable assistance, guidance and advice to the Central and the State governments on matters concerning academics in relation to school education.
NCERT was established in the year 1961 as an autonomous organisation by the Government of India. The key role of this educational body to emphasize on the qualitative improvement of the educational system in India. It also aims at enriching the educational systems by implementing valuable policies, guidelines, strategies to be formulated in the Indian Educational system. This body assists the ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Department of Education in States and Union Territories. It is headquartered in New Delhi
NCERT has a defined organizational structure divided into 3 Functionaries
1) Senior Functionaries consisting a team headed by the Director In charge followed by the Joint Director NCERT, Secretary, Joint Director – CIET(Central Institute of Education Technology) & NCERT, Joint Director In-charge PSSCIVE, CAO and IFA.
2) Head of Departments/Divisions
3) Principals of RIE (Regional Institutes of Education)
NCERT undertakes, promotes and co-ordinates research in school education. It organizes per-service, in service training, extension activities for research and development. Acts as a clearing house for all matters concerning school education. Publishes, books, materials and periodicals. Acts as an interface in achieving universal education.
Conclusion: NCERT issues guidelines to have an effective and systematic educational system in the country. It accelerates the concept of universal education for all. NCERT also implements the bilateral cultural exchange programmes with various countries in the field of education.