Lighter school bags for students!

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is set to bring in changes in school curriculum that will not only take the focus away from rote learning but also make books thinner and bags lighter.

They are working on reducing the content based on the recently notified learning outcomes, which are the minimum levels of learning expected of students in each class. These outcomes will help teachers monitor students against expected benchmarks.

The NCERT had recently developed learning outcomes for each class across subjects — Hindi, English, Urdu, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Science.