Fact check: Is NIOS making Gita, Ramayan mandatory in Madrasas
New Delhi, Mar 03: The government has issued a clarification with regard to a news report titled NIOS to take Gita, Ramayan to Madrasas.
In the clarification, the government said this is with reference to the news report published in Times of India dated 03.03.2021 titled "NIOS to take Gita, Ramayan to Madrassas". This news has distorted facts, has misrepresented truth and seems to be of malicious intent.
It is clarified herewith that NIOS accredits Madrassas under SPQEM (Special provision for quality education of Madrassas). Various subjects are offered to learners under this provision-without any hard line boundaries of fixed subject combinations unlike that in the formal education system. It is totally the discretion of the learner to opt for subject combination from the bouquet of the subjects provided by NIOS.
There are around 100 Madrassas with 50,000 students are accredited with NIOS. Further, there are plans to accredit around 500 more Madrassas with the NIOS in the recent future- totally on the basis of demand of Madrassas.
NIOS to take Gita, Ramayan to Madrasas
Govt has clarified there are no hardline boundaries of fixed subject combinations