Curriculum Development Center (CDC), an academic Center, under the Ministry of Education, is established with the aim to develop curricula, textbooks along with other instructional materials for school education in order to achieve the national goals of education. This Center conducts annual as well as periodic discussion, interaction, and dissemination programs on the usefulness of the instructional materials. Furthermore, it also conducts research-oriented programs to make school education relevant, practical, and competitive.

School education is considered the foundation stone for the development of responsive and capable citizens. Therefore, this Center which was initially established as Curriculum, Textbook, and Supervision Center in 1971 and named Curriculum Development Centre later in 1997, has been determined to integrate the needs and interests of students in school education through a learner-centered teaching-learning process from its inception.

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This Center is headed by a Gazetted I class officer as the Executive Director and the center teams with 60 staff comprising of both technical and administrative fields. The office of this center is located at Sanothimi, Bhaktapur.

The vision of the CDC is to identify itself as an academic center by developing appropriate curricula, textbooks, and other instructional materials required for job-oriented, student-centered, practical, life skills-oriented, vocational, competitive, and qualitative school education.

Curriculum Development Center Objective

The main objective of the CDC is to prepare patriotic and job-oriented human resources for school education and be able to develop, revise and improve school curricula and textbooks and implement them. To develop, disseminate and distribute instructional materials such as curricula, teacher’s guides, teacher resource materials, and children’s reference materials.

Curriculum Development Center in Nepal
Curriculum Development Center in Nepal office building

Focusing on both scrutinize and approve additional instructional materials on scrutinizing and approving additional instructional materials. Providing a certificate of equivalence for the secondary level school education completion certificates awarded by foreign schools/institutions or boards. Design and implement co-curricular activities. Conduct research programs related to school education. Its function is to assist the government of Nepal/ Ministry of education in formulating curricula and textbook policies.

The specifically designed program to conduct workshops, and seminars at national as well as international levels with an aim to establish CDC as an academic center. To assist and coordinate national as well as foreign educational institutions in compliance with the existing rules and policy.

Develop and updated curriculum framework to maintain consistency and coordination among pre-primary, primary, and secondary level educations. Research to find out and implement different various techniques to assess curricula as well as students. Utilize the latest knowledge, skills, and technology that is available so far that including and transferring indigenous technology.

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CDC’s main functions are basically to develop, pilot, update, revise and implement school curricula as per existing rules and regulations and also develop, pilot, update, revise and implement school curricula and curricular materials. To list and publicize additional instructional materials.

CDC makes necessary provisions for conducting school-level co-curricular materials and conducts research studies on curricula and textbooks. To not just develop but also distribute reference materials as required. Its main duty is to function as the secretariat of the National Curriculum Development and Assessment Council and disseminate curricula and curricula-related materials developed by CDC.

Curriculum Development Center provides certificates of equivalence for the secondary level school education completion certificates awarded by foreign schools/ institutions or boards and carries out activities related to curriculum and student assessment. To exploit the latest knowledge, skills, and technology used so far in education and to promote and transfer the indigenous knowledge, skills, and technology. Specify the benchmarks of learning achievement. CDC involves and coordinates private sectors, civil society, and local organizations in curricular activities. Finally, CDC receives or records feedback related to school curricula from the group of subject-wise academicians, as well as concerned institutions or persons.

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