CBSE Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) mission in line with NIPUN BHARAT Guidelines

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CBSE Launches NIPUN Bharat Guidelines for FLN Mission 2021

Launching of CBSE Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) mission in line with NIPUN BHARAT Guidelines in CBSE Schools

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The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, has launched the National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat), for ensuring that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.

For the implementation of NIPUN BHARAT in its schools, CBSE in association with Central Square Foundation has launched the Professional Development Course on FLN for the capacity building of teachers. The Professional Development Course has been designed with an aim to bridge the learning gap in early grades, develop the capacity of teachers to understand concepts in the FLN domain and equip them with tools and resources to help them in the classrooms.

The ability to read and write, and perform basic operations with numbers, is a necessary foundation and an indispensable prerequisite for all future schooling and lifelong learning. The National Education Policy 2020 recommends, “The highest priority of the education system will be to achieve universal foundational literacy and numeracy in primary school by 2025. The rest of this Policy will become relevant for our students only if this most basic learning requirement (i.e., reading, writing, and arithmetic at the foundational level) is first achieved.” – NEP 2020

CBSE Launches NIPUN Bharat Guidelines for FLN Mission 2021

FLN Corner on CBSE Academic website: To facilitate CBSE schools in FLN mission CBSE has launched the FLN corner on Board’s website at the link . Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), FLN Toolkit and Assessment Bank have been provided for teachers and various E-Learning are integrated for easy and convenient learning among students. Schools can access various useful resource materials from the FLN Corner which shall be periodically updated with appropriate and latest material from NCERT, CSF, Pratham Foundation etc.

Professional Development Course on FLN: This course is divided into 3 sub-courses. Teachers/School leaders will have to enroll only once for the course and on a weekly basis revisit their course to access the latest sub-course. Teachers/School leaders will be eligible for a course completion certificate only once he/she has completed all the 3 sub courses.

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The schedule for the release of the 3 sub courses is as follows:

Sub Course 1: Why FLN and my role as a teacher
Sub Course 2: Effective Pedagogical Practices for FLN Module
Sub Course 3: Teaching Learning Resources for FLN

How to Access the Professional Development Course on FLN from DIKSHA App?

Step1: Download the DIKSHA App on your Android smartphone by clicking on the following link:

Step2. Sign in using existing DIKSHA account OR register yourself on DIKSHA using an email ID or mobile number.

Step3. Explore DIKSHA platform under ‘Courses’ tab and you may find ‘Introduction to Foundational Literacy & Numeracy’ course under CBSE training tab.

Step4. Get your E- Certificate from DIKSHA platform itself.

How to Access the Professional Development Course on FLN from Google Classroom Platform?

Step 1. Link of Google Classroom shall be available on

Step 2. Link of the Google Classroom shall be changed when one Cohort is filled.

Step 3. Participants are advised to join only one Cohort and use the available link at the time of joining.

Step 4. Participants can join the classroom and assessment by using their ID only.

Step 5. Participants who are completing course through Google Classroom link can download their certificate through CBSE training portal link after 06th Sep 2021.

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Note: Participants may explore all above options conveniently through FLN corner available on CBSE academic website through link . On successful completion of course, participants may either get their E-Certificate appropriately through DIKSHA platform or through Google Classroom.

‘It takes a village to raise a child’. CBSE’s FLN Course is designed to help teachers to understand children better for effective learning that demands commitment from all stakeholders, School leaders, Teachers, Parents, and Administrators alike.

NIPUN BHARAT (A National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION .Pdf 

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