After Tipu Sultan row, Karnataka govt rolls back 30% cut in school syllabi | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: With the pruning of chapters on Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan and the Constitution creating a furore, the state government on Wednesday asked the Karnataka Text Book Society (KTBS) to withdraw its truncated syllabus and republish it after reexamining all chapters.
The KTBS took the decision based on primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar’s directive. The minister ruled out any attempt to “distort history” and said that “unnecessary political confusion should not be created”.

He said, “We have noticed reports in the media. Since the academic year has yet not started, we are not clear how many days will be available for holding classes. Therefore, the syllabus has not been finalised. In the coming days, we will scientifically reduce the syllabus based on the time available. Hence, there is no room for confusion.”
Following delay in reopening of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the department had readied a 120-day syllabus for classes I and X, with a reduction of 30% and uploaded it on the KTBS website on Monday.

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