The state government has planned to introduce a new school syllabus which would include stories of various 'Mahapurush' (great leaders), moral science, country's latest scientific development, ethos and history of Rajasthan, Minister of State for Education Vasudev Devnanai said.
A high-level State Institute of Educational Research and Training (SIERT) is doing the syllabus change for class I to VIII, and another committee set by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) for syllabus reforms for class IX to XII, Devnani said.
Students must learn about 'Mahapurush' like Maharana Pratap, take lessons from their lives, the Minister said adding that the committee would stress that for class I to V there should be 75 per cent chapters from Rajasthan and 25 percent chapters of national importance.
When asked whether the foreign authors would be replaced by their Indian counterpart, the Minister said, "Jitna avshyak hoga videshi utna padhya jayega."
Non-controversial, well-known international authors like William Shakespeare, John Milton, William Wordsworth's work would remain available in higher classes, he said, adding personalities whom the world knows will be there in courses particularly in English literature.
"In old or existing courses there is a problem of cultural alienation because student of tribal belt or remote areas of Rajasthan might not be able to understand the top chapters specially in English literature, art and culture of other states as available in the books till now," he added.


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