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Encyclopaedia textbooks in schools soon

Encyclopaedia Britannica textbooks and an online study module will hit schools from April 2010 in four subjects — computer science, mathematics, environmental studies and general knowledge.

education Updated: Mar 11, 2010 13:22 IST

Encyclopaedia Britannica textbooks and an online study module will hit schools from April 2010 in four subjects — computer science, mathematics, environmental studies and general knowledge, said its president, Jorge Cauz.

“The fact that the Indian government is stressing knowledge beyond the classroom will help us grow,” Cauz said. The Britannica books cover the National Council for Education, Research and Training (NCERT) syllabi from Classes I to VIII.

“While the books published in September 2009 will be included in the curriculum in April 2010 as additional tools to supplement NCERT knowledge, access to the education portal will be made available on the basis of subscription,” Cauz added.

The Internet modules under BOLSE (Britannica Online School Edition) have been created for three levels — elementary (primary), high school and senior high school — covering Classes 1 to XII.