Karnataka is one of the most preferred destinations for primary, secondary and +2 education today. Several religious mutts, trusts, societies and corporate entities are operating their schools and colleges here. And students in Karnataka can read textbooks online now.
Read Text Books Online In Karnataka – Everything You Must Know
Starting from this academic year, the Department of Public Instruction and Pre University Education Department launched several new technology based interventions for the benefit of the students to improve their learning outcomes and experience. The important among them are online textbooks and enabling the students to read the textbooks through QR code scan. An App has been also provided to the students to learn on the go.
According to en estimation around 11.5 lakhs students are studying in the PU colleges across the state. It is over 30 lakh students in primary and secondary schools.
Non-availability of textbooks is one of the major issues at the beginning of every academic year. This year also even two months after the start of the new academic year, complaints continue to galore.
But now both the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Department of Pre University Education have decided to use the technology as a solution to this problem. Under the initiative, both the departments published the textbooks online in the PDF format. Adding to this, the DPI printed QR code on all the books it published and the students can read it through the app Disha.
Where To Raed PU Textbooks Online?
The Karnataka Pre University Education department adopted NCERT syllabus for all the three streams i.e. Humanities, Commerce and Science streams. The main idea behind this exercise is ensuring that the state students will not face any problems while appearing for the national level admission tests including NEET, UG, JEE (mains), JEE (advanced), AIIMS, BITS, CLAT etc.
- The syllabus of both I PUC and II PUC are made available here
- I PUC language textbooks like Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu etc can be found here
- II PUC language textbooks can be found here
- Lab Manuals & Exemplars, I & II PUC PCMB textbooks, I PUC Business Studies, Economics, Accountancy and English Medium Subjects are here for you to read
Read Textbooks On App
According to the PU department authorities, an exclusive App has been available for the I PUC and II PUC students of the Karnataka. It can be downloaded by clicking this link
According to the PU department authorities, these links can be used to read the textbooks on the go. The students need not buy any textbooks which are very costly. From lab manuals to blueprint all are available online.
Primary And Secondary Textbooks Online
In Karnataka, the Karnataka Text Book Society, a subsidiary of the Department of Public Instruction has been given the responsibility of preparing and publishing the textbooks for the classes between I and X (SSLC). The society is headed by a senior Karnataka Education Service (KES) officer.
Keeping in mind the new challenges faced by the students, the society has launched online textbook service along with the QR code scanning facility. The textbooks are available on all the mediums. The textbooks can be assessed by clicking the link
The online textbooks are available in 8 languages including Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu etc.
How To Download The Textbooks
- Visit http://www.ktbs.kar.nic.in/
- Click http://www.ktbs.kar.nic.in/New/index.html#!/
- Goto http://www.ktbs.kar.nic.in/New/index.html#!/textbook
- Choose Class, Medium and Subject and Click the Download link.
QR Code Scanning
On the front page of each textbook, a QR code for the download of the textbook is provided. This QR code can be scanned using the DISHA app.
VH And Special Students
For the students having learning issues and the Visually challenged, a different syllabus is followed in the state. The textbooks can be downloaded from this page
National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF)
In Karnataka, students are taught skills in beauty and wellness, health care, information technology (IT), automotive and retail business. The textbooks curriculum and workbooks can be downloaded from here.