Memorandum Of Association


In the matter of the Societies' Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860) being an Act for the registration of Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies and In the matter of National Council of Educational Research and Training Society.


  1. The name of the Society is the 'National Council of Educational Research and Training' (hereinafter referred to as the 'Council').
  2. The Registered Office of the Council shall be situated at the Headquarters of the Government of India in such premises as the Governing Body (Executive Committee) may decide from time to time. The permanent address of the NCERT is as follows:
    National Council of Educational Research and Training
    Sri Aurobindo Marg
    New Delhi - 110 016
  3. The objects of the Council shall be to assist and advise the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare in the implementation of its policies and major programmes in the field of school education. education, particularly
    1. For the realisation of these objectives, the Council may undertake any or all of the following programmes and activities:
    1. To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate research in all branches of education;
    2. To organise pro-service and in-service training, mainly at an advanced level.
    3. To organise extension services for such institutions as are engaged in educational research,training of teachers or provision of extension services to schools;
    4. To develop and/or to disseminate improved educational techniques and practices in schools ;
    5. To cooperate with, collaborate and assist the State Education Departments, universities and other educational institutions for the furtherance of itsobjects;
    6. To establish and conduct, in any part of the country, such institutions as may be necessary to realise its objectives;
    7. To act as a clearing-house for ideas and information on all matters relating to school education ;
    8. To advise the State Governments and other educational organisations and institutions on matters relating to school education.
    9. To undertake the preparation and for the publication of such books, materials; periodicals and other literature as may be necessary for the furtherance of its objects.
    10. To acquire by gift, purchase, tease or otherwise any property, movable or immovable, which may be necessary or convenient for the purposes of the Council and to construct, alter and maintain any building or buildings for the purposes of the Council;
    11. To draw, make, accept, endorse, discount and negotiate the Government of India and other promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques or other negotiable instruments;
    12. To invest the funds of the Council in such securities or in such manner as may from time to time be determined by the Executive Committee and from time to time, to sell or transfer such investments;
    13. To sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any property of the Council ; and
    14. To do all such things as the Council may consider necessary, incidental or conductive to its primary objects of promoting educational research, advance professional training of educational personnel, and the provision of extension services to educational institutions.
  4. (a) The institutions and other programmes conducted by the Council shall be open to persons of either sex, and of whatever race, creed, caste or class and no test or condition shall be imposed as to religious belief or profession in admitting or appointing members, students, teachers, workers, or in any other connection whatsoever; and
    (b) No benefaction shall be accepted by the Council which, in its opinion, involves conditions or obligations opposed to the spirit and object of this rule.
  5. The income and property of the Council, however derived, shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects thereof as set forth in this Memorandum of Association, subject nevertheless, in respect of the expenditure of grants made by the Government of India, to such limitations as the Government of India may, from time to time, impose. No portion of the income and property of the Council shall be paid or transferred. Directly or indirectly, by way of dividends, bonus or otherwise, howsoever by way of profit, to the persons who at any time have been members of the Council or to any of them or to any persons claiming through them provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of remuneration to any member thereof or other person in return for any services rendered to the Council or for travelling allowance, halting, or other similar charges.
  6. The Government of India may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Council and to hold enquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon in such manner as the Government of India may stipulate; and upon receipt of any such report, the Government of India may take such action and issue such directions as it may consider necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Council shall be bound to comply with such directions.
    In addition, the Government of India may at any time issue directives to the Council on important matters of policy and programmes.
  7. The names and addresses and occupations of the first members of the Governing Body of the Council to whom, by the rules and regulations of the Council, the management of its affairs is entrusted are given in (Appendix I).
  8. A copy of the Rules of the Council, certified to be a correct copy by the three members of the Governing Body, is filed along with the Memorandum of Association.
  9. We, the several persons whose names and addresses are given in (Appendix II), having associated ourselves for the purpose described in this Memorandum of Association, do hereby subscribe our names to this Memorandum of Association and set our several and respective hands hereunto and form ourselves into a Society under Act XXI of 1860, this day of 6th June 1961 at Delhi.