New Delhi: Students enrolled in CBSE-guided schools will no longer be able to know what happened in India during Mughal empire and many other things that changed the world order in history. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has made changes in the 12th syllabus of history, civics and Hindi. The chapter relating to the Mughal Empire has been removed from the history book.
According to the updated syllabus of the NCERT, chapters related to the Mughal court (16th and 17th centuries) and rulers and their history have been removed from Themes of Indian History-Part II. Chapters such as ‘US Hegemony in World Politics’ and ‘The Cold War Era’ have been removed from the civics book.
Besides, the ‘Rise of Mass Movement’ and ‘The Period of One Party Domination’ have been removed from the book on politics in Independent India. Officials of the NCERT said that those chapters dwelt with the domination of Congress party, Socialist, Communist Party, Communist Party of India, Bharatiya Jana Sangh etc.
Chapters like ‘Central Islamic Lands’, ‘Clash of Cultures’ and ‘The Industrial Revolution’ have been removed from the 11th grade book ‘Themes in World History’.
Ghazals & songs also removed from Hindi book
NCERT has also made some changes in the syllabus of Hindi subject. These include Firak Gorakhpuri’s ghazal from the book Hindi Aaroha Part-2 and Suryakant Tripathi Nirala’s Geet Gane Do Mujhe from Antra Part II. It has also removed a work and truth of Vishnu Khare.
The Central Islamic Lands chapter will also not be taught
The changes from the current session are not limited to Class 12, but several chapters have been removed from Class 10 and Class 11 books. Chapters like ‘Central Islamic Lands’, ‘Clash of Cultures’ and ‘The Industrial Revolution’ have been removed from the 11th grade book ‘Themes in World History’. Similarly, chapters like Democracy and Diversity, Popular Struggle and Movement, Challenges of Democracy have been removed from the 10th book Democratic Politics-2.
‘The rise of the mass movement’ and ‘the era of one party domination’ have been removed from the book of politics in independent India.
New syllabus to be applied in schools affiliated by CBSE & UP state board
The change in the syllabus will be applicable to all schools and students across the country where NCERT books are part of the course. This includes CBSE and Uttar Pradesh Board. According to NCERT, any changes in the syllabus will be implemented from the current academic session, ie changes 2023-24.
Uttar Pradesh education board secretary Divyakant Shukla confirmed the new syllabus for classes 10, 11 and 12 and said changes have been made. UP Board Syllabus 2023-24 will be released on the official website.