School Syllabus being Revised in Telangana

By: Jeevan Kumar Durgam

In the coming academic year, the Telangana school syllabus is all set to see more changes in several subjects. Adding to the changes in the ninth and tenth standard textbooks in the previous and current academic years, the Telangana government is trying to revise the current syllabus according the recommendations of the expert committee.

As the government is keen on inclusion of Telangana’s history and culture in school syllabus, the recently-constituted committee is now preparing new lessons in subjects like Telugu language and Social Sciences.

“The Social Science textbooks for Classes VI to X and Telugu language books for Classes I to X will be changed in the coming academic year,” said S Jagannath Reddy, director of Telangana State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT).

Sources said ancient and modern literature in Telugu language and history and geography in Social Sciences will be revised. As per the guidance of the government, the topics related to Andhra Pradesh will be deleted and replaced with those on Telangana. Officials are also preparing a map of the new state for Social Science examinations.

The government is keen on changing the school syllabus. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has conducted a review meeting with school education officials recently and asked them to finish the process soon. He wanted to see the new textbooks after their printing, SCERT officials said.

Currently, the committee for syllabus changes is working on the new syllabus and will submit its report to the SCERT by the end of January. The new textbooks with revised syllabus are most likely to be sent for printing in the first week of February.

SCERT officials clarified that there would not be any changes in other subjects of the Ninth and Tenth standards. Both the classes already have had some syllabus changes in the past two years and officials do not want to make any more changes in the short time. The epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, would remain part of the syllabus, Jagannath Reddy said.

Source: The New Indian Express

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