Education Ministry revives Vedic education proposal


NEW DELHI: The Centre is exploring plans to arrange a Vedic Board for faculties, other than CBSE. It may look into choices to mainstream Vedic education within the faculty curriculum. The transfer comes months after proposing to supply technical education in regional languages.

The education ministry has already permitted Baba Ramdev run Patanjali group to determine a Bhartiya Shiksha Board (BSB) on ‘Indian knowledge systems’. The new plan, nevertheless, is to arrange a Vedic board, a proposal which is believed to have the assist of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. Rounds of discussions have been held and recordsdata moved in the previous few months to take a look at methods to arrange the board, ET has gathered.

During the dialogue, the education ministry’s faculty education division is learnt to have expressed severe reservations on establishing a Vedic Education Board by the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan (MSRVP), a fully-government funded autonomous physique.

The education division has stated that the federal government already runs the Central Board of Secondary Education and the National Institute of Open Schooling and there was no want for an additional board. It additionally argued that worth education classes within the present boards already deal with Vedas and Vedic education and therefore a separate board was not required for the aim.

There can also be the query of aligning Vedic education to the National Curriculum Framework. The faculty education division stated the Right to Education Act, 2009, has labeled Vedic pathshalas and madrasas underneath Sections 29 and 30. It additionally raised technical considerations on how MSRVP which runs Vedic faculties and programs might be allowed to arrange an affiliating board as funding and affiliation features are often separate in a board, as within the case of CBSE.


A gathering has been scheduled the place representatives of MSRVP and officers of Department of School Education, the National Council of Education Research and Training and CBSE, amongst others, will attempt to discover a approach to ‘mainstream Vedic education’ in class curriculum. One of the choices is to introduce Vedic education as a mainstream topic.

BSB, in the meantime, is learnt to have queued up on the education ministry to make sure parity and recognition for college kids who would enroll in faculties affiliated to it. The identical would require it to align its curriculum to the NCF, as per norms thus far. BSB was initially slated for starting operations in 2020-21. However, as a result of Covid-19, the timeline has been prolonged.

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