Curriculum Development Center (CDC)

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Curriculum Development Center (CDC) was established in 1971 as the Curriculum, Textbook, and Supervision Center, but was renamed in 1997. The center's mission has been to integrate students' needs and interests into school instruction through a learner-centered teaching-learning process since its inception.

CDC, an academic center within the Ministry of Education, was founded with the objective of developing curricula, textbooks, and other instructional materials for school education in order to meet national educational goals. This center holds yearly and recurring discussions, interactions, and dissemination activities about the value of educational resources. It also runs research-based initiatives to ensure that school instruction remains relevant, practical, and competitive.

About Curriculum Development Center (CDC)


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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Janak Education Material Centre
Janak Education Material Centre
  • Madhyapur Thimi, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur