First Odia educationist Hrushikesh Senapaty has been appointed as the Director of ‘NCERT’ in New Delhi.
The Human Resource and Development ministry (HRD) appointed Hrushikesh Senapaty on this Monday as the new Director for the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) replacing Pravin Sinclair, who was abruptly removed from the post last year.
Hrushikesh Senapaty is an old NCERT hand and currently principal of its Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal. He is an alumnus of BJB College, Bhubaneshwar and Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. Later he did his doctorate from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and has been a Unesco fellow who worked on information and communication technology in education (ICTE).
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The first priority for Hrusikesh Senapaty as the new director would be to revise the NCERT text books and frame a new curriculum which has not been updated from 2005. And then he will dedicate his resources in speeding up the proposed New Education Policy.