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We all have studied NCERT textbooks in our schools but did you ever wonder how NCERT was formed and why the responsibility of designing the textbooks has been given to NCERT only? This article outlines regarding, what is NCERT? Its objectives, vision and Logo. Why NCERT text-books should be preferred? So, let’s started…

What is NCERT?

In order to achieve a common education system, which followed a national character and encouraged cross culture diversification, NCERT was born. National Council of Education, Research and Training i.e. NCERT came into existence on September 1, 1961 and served as a government authorized autonomous organization. Headed by Dr Hrushikesh Senapaty as Director, NCERT has its official headquarters in Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi.

How was NCERT Formed?

NCERT officially came into existence on September 1, 1961 but its foundation was laid couple of months back on 27 July, 1961. Ministry of Education at that time ordered a merger of seven government institutes, which led to formation of a single autonomous council named NCERT