Post abrogation of Article 370:Govt customizes social science books in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 29:
Post abrogation of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education
(BOSE) has decided to customize social science books from class 6th to 10th as
per the new developments in the Union Territory.
“Around 85 per
cent portion of social science subject will be from NCERT and rest 15 per cent
portion will focus on the history of Jammu and Kashmir”, said Farooq Peer,
Director Academics, BOSE.
sciences, all other subjects shall adopt NCERT curriculum in totality. “Earlier
we would include some portion from NCERT curriculum in our books. The books
were not 100 per cent NCERT compliant. Some of the portions in the books were
our own. Except social sciences, all subjects will now have NCERT syllabus”,
Most of the
changes have been made in the Mathematics subject, which have been fully
conformed to NCERT pattern. “Mathematics book of NCERT will be taught in class
10th ”, he said.
after three months students are yet to know about the changes as newly
customized Social Science and Mathematics books are not available in the
“I have been looking for Mathematic and Social
Science books in the market since I joined private tuition class in December
last year. The books are still not available in the market. We will be facing
examination after vacations. I had planned to complete my 60 per cent syllabus
of mathematics and Social Science in winters. Two months on, I have not started
yet,” said Fiza Ashraf, a class 10th student.
Showkat Ahmad, a
parent of class VII student, said he has been looking for Social Science book
for the last one month but it is not available in the market. “My son is not
able to complete his winter assignment. He has to write exams after vacations,”
Publication, BOSE, Wahid Maqdoomi, said they have kept books available in the
market as per the requirement. “On the basis of average sale of last three
years, we publish the required number of books. This year there has been an
increase in the demand for books as curriculum was changed in some subjects”,
given the demand they have printed more books, but due to poor road connectivity
it could not reach the market. “Within 10 days, fresh supply of new books will
be available in the market,” he said.