The Yogi Adityanath government has approved the introduction of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books in English, Hindi and Urdu in Madarsa Board. The seminaries in Uttar Pradesh have also been asked to follow the NCERT curriculum and introduce subjects like science, mathematics and social science.
"The UP government had given direction to the UP Board of Madrasa Education to work on the proposal of introducing NCERT books in Hindi and Urdu. The additional steps are meant to make madrasa education more effective and job-oriented," state minority affairs minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said.
"Madrasa education in UP is divided into two parts: Dinayat and general education. While we are not making any changes in Dinayat; we are trying to ensure that the curriculum is divided class wise as per the age and calibre of the student. As far as general education is concerned, we are trying to standardise it according to modern trends and global point of view," said Rahul Gupta, registrar, UP Board of Madrasa Education.
Gupta further said that NCERT science, maths and social science books are already published in Urdu, and the Board is working on a draft to introduce modern education so that students can compete with those from other Boards.