Bengaluru, May 23: This year, the students will get their textbooks at the safe environs of their homes. The education department is planning to arrange delivery of books to enable the students to study on their own, before the end of August this year.
Karnataka Textbook Society has already collected details of books needed from all the schools. The tender process for printing of the textbooks has begun. Once the tender process is completed, those who bag the tender have to print the books and provide them to Karnataka Textbook Society within hundred days.
The society in turn will arrange to dispatch the books to the block education officers. The block education officers will then deliver the books to schools, and the headmasters or heads will ask the parents of the children to visit the schools to collect the textbooks,sources stated.
Education minister Suresh Kumar had instructed the concerned to arrange to deliver textbooks to students before the beginning of the academic year, as it would facilitate them to undertake self study. The books were delivered to the houses of students last year too and the same method is being followed this year.
M P Madegowda, managing director of Karnataka Textbook Society, said that the society has collected information about the books from schools, and that the tender process is under way. He said that from the date of placing the work order, books will be supplied within a hundred days.