Central Board of Secondary Education has put up an advisory to schools affiliated to it to use the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books for all classes.

CBSE has received reports and complaints from parents that they were pressurised by schools to buy an excessive number of textbooks published by others.

Calling prescription of too many books and coercing parents and children to buy the same as unhealthy, the board reiterated that schools needn’t look beyond NCERT books as the material forms the base for not only board exams but competitive exams like JEE as well.

The CBSE said parents and students could avail free NCERT e-books on www.epathshala.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in.

Source: Times of India