Balbharti mulls over a proposal to publish workbooks

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To guarantee college students from the state board get entry to extra studying sources, Balbharti, the state’s publishing bureau is mulling over a proposal to publish workbooks for all topics throughout lessons.

While a remaining resolution is but to be taken, Balbharti is exploring choices of creating extra supplementary studying materials out there to college students by its publications. “Currently, private publishers print workbooks across grades but there are several instances of errors in these books that have been reported in the past. Hence, we are checking the feasibility of creating workbooks for students which will give them enough supplementary learning material and practice content for each subject,” mentioned Dinkar Patil, Director, Balbharti. The publishing bureau can also be engaged on printing sensible books for Mathematics and Science for the scholars of Classes 9 to 12.

Teachers mentioned that the transfer would profit a massive variety of college students from the state board. “If implemented, it will be helpful for students who have to otherwise buy expensive workbooks and other reference material from private publishers. There will also be standardisation of material across schools in the state,” mentioned the principal of a suburban college.

In 2012, the publishing bureau got here up with a copyright coverage to put an finish to the commercialisation of training. Private publishers wanting to reproduce content material from Balbharti textbooks can apply underneath three varieties of licences —print, tutorial and digital with a designated payment and may solely publish content material after they get an approval from the Balbharti to achieve this. Similarly, at the moment the bureau has PDF variations of textbooks for all lessons and mediums hosted on its web site without spending a dime obtain.

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