May 28, 2012, 12:00 am
The Board of Intermediate Education (IBIE) has released new multi-coloured text books on science and mathematics here on Saturday. In the revised text books, the BIE has adopted 20 per cent syllabus from the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to previous state physics, chemistry text books and 40 per cent syllabus to botany and zoology books.
As the proposed national tests, are to be conducted on the basis of CBSE syllabi, the BIE has made the needed changes. The state did not adopt any syllabus from CBSE into mathematics, as it already had additional syllabus, than the CBSE one. They have redone the mathematics books too, by publishing them in multicolour for the first time.
Deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha on Saturday appealed to the inter students, to follow textbooks by state government and not adopt corporate syllabi and books. He was releasing the new editions of Inter first year science and mathematics published by Telugu Akademi, in his chambers.
Telugu Akademi director, Prof K Yadagiri said that though they had adopted the syllabus from CBSE, the books would have a distinct local flavour, as in giving examples, enabling students to better understand the subject matter. The BIE will revise syllabi of second year books next year.
With the introduction of multicolour books, the price of each set of books has gone up by more than double.
In view of the proposed National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and ISEET (Indian Science Engineering Entrance Test) examinations to be introduced next year, the new syllabus is being introduced.