Last Updated: 05 April,2011

Roll and Function

“MHRD has intimated vide letter No.F. 1-21/2010-Sch.4 dated 30th November, 2010 that main function of Department of Secondary Education (DSE) in NCERT shall include the following:

It will play a supporting role in the quest for universalisation of secondary education.

Its main function will include coordination with
different Departments of NCERT and outside agencies to support the implementation of RMSA in the country with special reference to academic and quality aspects. The areas of interest will include curriculum development and dissemination, learning achievement surveys, teachers’ professional development and life-long learning, development of co-scholastic curriculum and pedagogy, particularly in fine art and performing art, sports, adolescence education, counseling, vocational guidance, use of ICT, and also equity aspects.

The various specialized Departments of NCERT will also continue to carry out activities pertaining to their area, but DSE will have a coordinating and integrating role.