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Maharashtra Class-10 students are reading textbooks full of errors

31 Jul 2018

Maharashtra Class-10 students are reading textbooks full of errors

If you or someone you know studies under the Maharashtra board, what you're learning might cause big trouble.

CBSE moves HC against order mandating NCERT books for schools

25 Jul 2018

CBSE moves HC against order mandating NCERT books for schools

The CBSE has filed an appeal in Madras High Court challenging a single judge order mandating schools affiliated to CBSE to adhere to NCERT prescribed syllabus and books alone.

HRD Ministry will include truth of Emergency-period in textbooks: Javadekar

26 Jun 2018

HRD Ministry will include truth of Emergency-period in textbooks: Javadekar

The 1975 Emergency was a blot on democracy and an attempt to restrict people's freedom, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, adding that HRD Ministry would work to include the truth about this dark chapter in school and college textbooks.

Soon, thinner books and lighter schoolbags for NCERT students

19 Feb 2018

Soon, thinner books and lighter schoolbags for NCERT students

The NCERT is close to finalizing a more student-friendly curriculum, officials say, where the focus would be on experiential learning instead of memorizing.

Class X textbooks of Maharashtra leaked on WhatsApp

01 Feb 2018

Class X textbooks of Maharashtra leaked on WhatsApp

The textbook bureau of Maharashtra has recently filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police after some of the new class X textbooks were leaked on WhatsApp even before they were printed.

UP madrasas to soon get NCERT textbooks

30 Oct 2017

UP madrasas to soon get NCERT textbooks

The UP government is introducing NCERT books throughout all madrasas in the state.

You can soon buy NCERT books online

05 Aug 2017

You can soon buy NCERT books online

From August 8, students will be able to order NCERT books online and get them delivered at their homes.

Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

31 Jul 2017

Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

Some of us may know him from our old Hindi textbooks. Some may even have heard his name mentioned among other stalwarts of Hindi literature.

Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

04 Jul 2017

Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

An image in a Class VI textbook under the ICSE has created a furore for depicting mosques as a source of noise pollution.

Karnataka:Study finds examples of gender stereotyping in NCERT books

28 Jun 2017

Karnataka:Study finds examples of gender stereotyping in NCERT books

A study conducted by Action Aid India, a child rights NGO, found glaring examples of gender bias and gender stereotypes in primary school NCERT textbooks.

Karnataka's drought hits textbook printing, students yet to get books

15 Jun 2017

Karnataka's drought hits textbook printing, students yet to get books

Karnataka's drought crisis has created a stir in the printing industry as well with many students yet to get textbooks.

No saffronization in NCERT textbooks: NewsBytes RTI

12 May 2017

No saffronization in NCERT textbooks: NewsBytes RTI

There have been longstanding fears within certain segments of society of the possible saffronization of education by those in the RSS and other Hindu right wing groups since the Modi government came into power.

FIR against publisher of controversial CBSE textbook

16 Apr 2017

FIR against publisher of controversial CBSE textbook

An FIR was registered in Preet Vihar Police Station in Delhi against the publisher of a controversial CBSE textbook that said the ideal figure for a woman was 36-24-26.

Delhi: Legal action against publisher for defining women's body shape

13 Apr 2017

Delhi: Legal action against publisher for defining women's body shape

The "Health and Physical Education" textbook for Class 12 authored by Dr. VK Sharma recently received flak for defining "36-24-36" as a female body's "best shape."