New Normal Curriculum Frameworks

REC is pleased to bring out the New Normal Curriculum (NNC) frameworks for use in schools from 2021 academic year. The frameworks are available under the Curriculum Frameworks section on our website.

The NNC frameworks are premised on competency-based education that emphasizes students to develop and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to new and challenging situations. This shift to mastery of competencies is aimed at helping our students successfully navigate their personal journeys in learning, living and working.

The frameworks are living documents and are constantly being improved upon to make them more readable, relevant and practical. Should you have any feedback on the frameworks, do write to us. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


  1. Kelzang on 4 March 2021 at 8:46 am

    Where can we get SSP pack la?

  2. Sonam Dorji on 2 March 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I couldn’t find NNC for three science subjects for higher classes la.

  3. Sangay wangchuk on 27 February 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Where do I find the curriculum instructional

  4. Tshering Gyeltshen on 24 February 2021 at 2:45 pm

    From when and where can we access the instructional guides?

  5. Tashi Dawa on 10 February 2021 at 9:44 am

    kindly upload all the 25 indicators to be implemented in 2021 with its specific MoVs la.

  6. Jambay Dorji on 6 February 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I have huge appreciation for the REC officials and other faculty who worked tirelessly on revitalizing our curriculum. I believe teachers give life to curriculum. At the core of curriculum is teachers. School Administration must create a enabling environment for implementation of curriculum. Give school men, money and material to make the NNC successful.

  7. Wangpo Tenzin on 6 February 2021 at 4:37 am

    Yes, its well observed. Gradually, the collaboration among stakeholders is gaining momentum. The Education Council for Education Reform may also reinforce it.

  8. yesipe on 5 February 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Firstly, kindly fix the bugs in your website. We cant open the read more section and it has a much hamper on our device. Moreover, information can be missed.

    • Sonam Tshering on 5 February 2021 at 5:58 pm

      It works well in my mobile phone as well as in all laptop devises.

  9. Lungten on 5 February 2021 at 10:01 am

    Do we need to teach science in classes PP to III as it is reflected in the NNC. Or to teach as a multi-disciplinary subjects.

    • kinzangp on 5 February 2021 at 4:03 pm

      PP to III science lesson will be integrated in language and mathematics. There will be no science subject in class PP to III.
      For further queries write to or

    • Wangpo on 6 February 2021 at 4:19 am

      There are two reasons. 1. To indicate the foundation of science, though taught integrated with other subjects. 2. The new Education road map aspires science taught as a subject KS 1. So slot is created to prepare for the inevitable of the priority of the Govt.

  10. Khemnath Sharma on 4 February 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Strand E is reflected as Measurements ,it should be Data and Probability for Class V and VI

    • Tashi on 5 February 2021 at 4:51 pm

      We have taken into consideration your feedback and makes changes accordingly

  11. Jambay on 4 February 2021 at 12:20 pm

    I couldn’t find new normal curriculum for commerce.

    • kinzangp on 5 February 2021 at 4:11 pm

      You can find the framework with the name Business and Entrepreneurship NCC Framework. The new curriculum which is going to be implemented from this year is Business and Entrepreneurship instead of Commerce.

  12. Dawa Tshering on 2 February 2021 at 8:36 pm

    A great move in right time. My suggestion, if applicable:
    1. How about having strict selection citeria(some sort of test or any measure to check the quality of curriculum developer) for curriculum developer. Right now certain pool of people known by REC officials or peers, dominate the team of curriculum developer and they become pool which determine the education system.
    2. How about having varied professional background to develop our school curriculum.
    3. How about having a expert deliberation before implementation.
    4. I still feel that there is need to have strong coordination among REC, DSE, BCSEA and RUB in delivery of plan and programme. The impact of the curriculum shall be measured after a decade or so.
    These are my opinion only…nothing to offend anyone

    • Wangpo Tenzin on 6 February 2021 at 4:32 am

      We understand all our teachers are professionals with their unique potentials, interest, capabilities, disposition, across the country. Engaging all in one go is suicidal. So, selected few are invited. It needs being active contributer with sincere intention.