Kerala to pick deleted parts from NCERT books


The Kerala State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is learnt to have decided on Tuesday that portions which the NCERT had deleted from textbooks of classes XI and XII as part of its “syllabus rationaliation” process should be taught to students in Kerala.

Sources in SCERT said the curriculum committee took the stand that the deleted portions, mainly pertaining to History, should be taught in Kerala. The SCERT is learnt to have decided that supplementary textbooks should be printed in Kerala.

The committee has entrusted the Education Minister with taking a final decision on this, sources said.

Sources in SCERT said that with the government taking a firm stand against the removal of portions from textbooks, the state Education Department would go ahead with the curriculum committee’s in-principle decision that the deleted portions should be taught by introducing supplementary textbooks for classes XI and XII.

Sources said although NCERT had rationalised the syllabus from classes VI to XII, Kerala depends on NCERT textbooks only for classes XI and XII, and thus the changes for other classes would not affect state students.