New curriculum for Tamil Nadu board unveiled

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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami recently released the revised textbooks with new syllabi for classes I, VI, IX and XI of the state board. The CM unveiled the new textbooks at an event held at the State Secretariat in Chennai in presence of School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan and other officials. The revised textbooks aim at helping the students to face competitive examinations. A source from the state education department said nearly 80 lakhs textbooks have been printed. School teachers in the state will also be given short training sessions to update themselves with the newly introduced syllabi.

The state government in July 2017 formed a 10-member committee headed by M Ananthakrishnan, former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, to draft the new curriculum and syllabi. The committee comprised a panel of experts from different fields including agriculture, environment, arts and mathematics, apart from academicians. Sources said the syllabi of the remaining classes will also be revamped in phases.