Curriculum Development Centre (CDC), an academic centre, under the Ministry of Education is established with an aim to develop curricula, textbooks along with other instructional materials for school education in order to achieve the national goals of education. This centre conducts annual as well as periodic discussion, interaction, 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 as the foundation stone for the development of responsive and capable citizens. Therefore, this centre which was initially established as Curriculum, Textbook and Supervision Centre in 1971 and named Curriculum Development Centre later in 1997, is determined to integrate the needs and interest of students in school education through learner centered teaching learning process from its inception.

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

Vision

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

Objectives

    • Prepare patriotic and job-oriented human resources from school education.
    • Develop, revise and improve school curricula and textbooks and implement them.
    • Develop, disseminate, and distribute instructional materials such as: curricula, teacher’s guides, teacher resource materials and children’s reference materials.
    • Scrutinize and approve additional instructional materials.
    • Provide 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.
    • Assist Government of Nepal/Ministry of Education in formulating curricula and textbooks policies.
    • Design programs to conduct workshops, seminars at national as well as international levels with an aim to establish CDC as an academic centre.
    • Assist and coordinate national as well as foreign educational institutions in compliance with the existing rules and policy.
    • Develop and update Curriculum Framework to maintain consistency and coordination among pre-primary, primary and secondary level educations.
    • Find out and implement various techniques to assess curricula as well as students.
    • Carry out the CDC programs involving other line agencies/organizations.
    • Utilize the latest knowledge, skills and technology available so far.          
    • Include and transfer indigenous technology.

Main Functions

  • Develop, pilot, update, revise and implement school curricula as per existing rules and regulations.
  • Develop, pilot, update, revise and implement school curricula and curricular materials.
  • List and publicize additional instructional materials.
  • Make necessary provision for conducting school level co-curricular activities, assist and facilitate them.
  • Conduct research studies on curricula and text books.
  • Develop and distribute reference materials as required.
  • Function as the secretariat of National Curriculum Development and Assessment Council.
  • Disseminate curricula and curricula related materials developed by CDC.
  • Provide certificate of equivalence for the Secondary level school education completion certificates awarded by foreign schools/institutions or boards.
  • Carry out activities related to curriculum and students’ assessment.
  • Exploit latest knowledge, skills and technology used so far in education.
  • Promote and transfer the indigenous knowledge, skills and technology.
  • Specify the benchmarks of learning achievement.
  • Involve and coordinate private sectors, civil society and local organizations in curricular activities.
  • Receive/record feedbacks related to school curricula from the group of subject wise academicians, as well as concerned institutions or persons.