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The 10+2+3 pattern for secondary, higher secondary, and university education was recommended by which of the following commissions?
A) Mudaliar Commission
B) Kothari Commission
C) Operation Blackboard
D) None of these

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Hint: Dr. D. S. Kothari recommended the commission of the 10+2+3 pattern for secondary, higher secondary, and university education and this Commission was appointed in 1964.

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Kothari Commission may be a National Education Commission (1964-1966). This commission has been found out by the government of India in order that all aspects of the educational sector are often examined in India to grow a general pattern of education and to advise policies and guidelines so that India’s education can be developed.

Under the chairmanship of Daulat Singh Kothari, this commission was formed on 14 July 1964. On 29th June 1966, its objectives and the important recommendations had been submitted. After independence, Kothari Commission was the sixth commission in India but related to education it was the first commission. There were a Core group of 20 members in the Kothari Commission.

 A consultation from a panel of 20 overseas consultants had been taken in this commission, who were based out of the USA, UK, Japan, France, Sweden. The Commission had interviewed 9000 people who were working as scholars, educators, and scientists in a span of 21 months. First, the report was submitted to M.C.Chagla on 29th June 1966 and then to the minister of education.

The main objective of the Kothari Commission is to supply policies and guidelines for the event of education in India and to look at every aspect of the Indian education sector. It promotes regional languages, Sanskrit as well as international languages, preferably English. This commission improves education at the university level by paying special attention to postgraduate level research, training, providing adequate libraries, laboratories, and funds.

Under the leadership of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, the bill was passed in the Parliament. Some objectives of this commission increase Productivity, Promoting National and Social Integration, Modernization, and Education, Developing moral, social, and spiritual values. This commission deals with general problems and also deals with Education at different stages and in different sectors.

It consists of supplementary papers. It took 100 days to submit the final report and the report was divided into four sections. Pre-primary education should also be given before General education. The time span of Higher education should be fixed for two years. There should be a postgraduate course after the degree course.

Hence the correct answer is option ‘B’.

Note: Curiosity, Interests, Attitudes, sense of values, and skills in the peoples should be awakened by education. The development of fundamental, Social, Moral, and Spiritual values should be emphasized by the education system.
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