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.
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.