The new school curriculum will be a blend of modernity and Indian art and culture, where children will be taught art education along with coding and artificial intelligence. Till now, there was no guidelines regarding the art education at the national level.
At present, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has recommended compulsory teaching of arts in all schools from class I to XII.
Along with this, it has also been suggested compulsorily to appoint art teachers in all schools. The Department of Arts and Aesthetics of NCERT has made this recommendation at a time when the work of preparing the new school curriculum is going on in full swing.
The Department of Arts and Aesthetics of NCERT has made this recommendation at a time when the work of preparing the new school curriculum is going on in full swing.
In this recommendation, not only has it been recommended to teach art as a subject in all schools, but it has also been advocated to add its marks in the examination results, saying that its evaluation is necessary. Till now there was no national level guideline regarding art education. Due to this, no state was even serious about it.
Along with this, till now no minimum qualification was prescribed for art teachers, although students related to the field of arts have also started agitations in more than a dozen states of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
In order to promote art education, NCERT is preparing to start a four-year Integrated B.Ed course in art education. It is believed that it will also be started along with the four-year integrated B.Ed courses starting from next year. Where students studying arts till class XII will be able to take direct admission. Till now there was a proposal to start courses like BA-BEd, BSc-BEd and B-Com-BEd under the four-year Integrated B.Ed. Now BA-BEd in Art Education will also start.
With this, new curriculum will also be prepared for the study of arts in schools. It is worth noting that all this initiative has been started after the introduction of the new National Education Policy. In which it has been recommended to connect school students with Indian art and culture.