NCERT on dropping periodic table, democracy from Class 10 books: ‘Reducing load’
NCERT has defended dropping periodic table and democracy topics from Class 10 books, saying that it is done to reduce the content load on the students
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has defended dropping full chapters and pages on the periodic table and democracy from Class 10 school books. In a statement, following a row over the removal of certain chapters from Class 10 books, NCERT said it was done to reduce the content load on the students. Among the chapters and pages that were omitted from Class 10 science textbooks include Periodic Classification of Element, Democracy, political parties (full page) and Challenges to Democracy.