The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) commissioned the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) to undertake a comparative analysis of two of its programmes—the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)—within the context of the Indian education system. The purpose of this study was to compare the underpinning philosophies, aims and principles of the IB and Indian education systems. The researchers conducted a desk-based document analysis, using Indian and IB-published curriculum guides, syllabuses and assessment framework documents. Overall, the findings from the three analyses undertaken by the researchers demonstrate clear similarities between the PYP and MYP and the Indian education system. Moreover, there are many shared principles and aims, as well as framework compatibility, that should enable IB World Schools in India to deliver the PYP and MYP in a way that is well-matched with the aims, values and curriculum requirements of the Indian National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and central education boards.