Karnataka Establishes Fresh Textbook Revision Committee, Allots Three Months For Curriculum Overhaul
The Karnataka government has recently established a fresh textbook revision committee tasked with the overhaul of the state curriculum. The committee’s focus areas include the first and second language Kannada textbooks for grades 1 to 10, third language Kannada textbooks for grades 9 and 10, as well as social science textbooks for grades 6 to 10.
In a directive dated September 25, the government appointed Dr. Manjunath Hegde, a retired history professor, to lead the committee as its chief coordinator. Additionally, several subject-specific experts have been designated as presidents within the committee.
Comprising a total of 37 members, including education experts and academicians, the committee has been granted a timeframe of up to three months to finalize the textbook revisions. This timeline is aimed at implementing the updated curriculum in time for the academic year 2024-25.
The primary responsibility of this 37-member committee is to provide educational counsel and expertise to the government regarding the revision of textbooks within the specified subjects and grade levels.
Furthermore, the order recommends that a monthly stipend and other necessary facilities be extended to both the chief coordinator and other committee members for the duration of the next three months.