HYDERABAD: Come June, first-year Intermediate students will have multi-colour textbooks as they grapple with a changed syllabus in line with the all-India common entrance exams being introduced from 2013.
The Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) has commissioned the Telugu Akademi to revise the Mathematics-I, Mathematics-II, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology textbooks to make them conform to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET).
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, for medical college admissions, is scheduled to come into force in 2013, and ISEET, for enginering college aspirants, in 2014.
The board has decided to revise the syllabus of all Intermediate science subjects as per National Council for Education Research and Training guidelines.
Speaking to Express, BIE secretary M Subramanyam said students going into Intermediate first year in June 2012 will have the revised multi coloured textbooks. Diagrams will have colour wherever appropriate, and important definitions will be highlighted in colour. Designers will be engaged to make the textbooks more pleasing to read.
He said CDs containing the revised syllabus in English were despatched to the Telugu Akademi four days ago and the new textbooks will be ready by June 1.
Telugu Akademi director K Yadagiri told Express expert translators would be engaged to render the English in the Telugu medium. Since the content supplied is in English, there is likely to be no delay in printing textbooks in that language, but printing Telugu books might take some time.