Programme Advisory Committee

The Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) makes recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding the lines on which research, training, extension and other programmes of the Council should be conducted and the channels into which they should be guided in order best to serve the object of promoting the improvement of school education in the country, keeping in view the role of the Council.  It is the responsibility of the Programme Advisory Committee to consider all plans, programmes, research proposals, etc., and to examine the academic aspects of the work of the Council and to ensure a coordinated approach to the development of their programme.

Chaired by the Director, NCERT, the programme Advisory Committee consists of five University Professors/Head of the Departments, five Directors of SCERTs, Joint Director, CIET & PSSCIVE, Heads of NIE Departments, Principals and Deans of Institutes of RIEs and one Professor/Reader from each NIE Department.

Planning and Processing of Programmes&

The programmes of NCERT are formulated keeping in view the broader perspectives of the National Policy on Education (NPE) and the educational needs of the states requiring NCERT’s inputs, among other things.  The educational needs of the states are identified mainly through the mechanism of the State Co-ordination Committees (SCCs) which provide a forum for interaction among the NCERT faculty with the senior functionaries of the State Education Departments. The State Education Secretary is the Chairperson of the SCC and the Principal of the concerned Regional Institute of Education (RIE) is the Member-Convener. The identified educational needs of the States are first considered by the Institutes Advisory Boards (IABs) of RIEs and then the Managing Committees (MCs) of RIEs.

The academic programmes of the Departments of the NIE are processed through the Advisory Boards of the individual Departments (DABs) and thereafter by the Academic Committee (AC) of the NIE. 

Programmes of the CIET are processed through the Institute’s Advisory Board (IAB). Similarly, the programmes of the PSSCIVE are processed through its Institute’s Advisory Board (IAB). 

Conducting and sponsoring educational research is one of the major activities of NCERT. Research programmes proposed by the constituents of the NCERT and other institutions/organizations are considered by the Educational Research and Innovations Committee (ERIC). ERIC promotes and sponsors research in various areas of school education and teacher education.

The programmes processed by various committees are finally considered by the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).  The PAC reports to the Executive Committee of the NCERT the overall directions in which research, training, extension and other programmes would be channelized to best serve the interest of school education in the country.