Kannada medium II PU students yet to get economics textbook

Kannada medium II PU students yet to get economics textbook

The II PU students who are pursuing studies in Arts stream in Kannada medium are yet to get their Economics textbooks.

NCERT had recently this year revised and published “Microeconomics” and “Macroeconomics” textbooks.

The delay in translation of the book to Kannada has put Kannada medium students in the lurch.

The government in 2017 had decided to implement NCERT syllabus for PU education.

Accordingly, the I PU students studied NCERT syllabus in 2017 and the translation committee had translated the book into Kannada for the benefit of students.

Though the textbooks were translated and published in January itself, the NCERT had published a revised version of the book recently.

The English medium students received the revised textbooks while Kannada medium students have to wait for the translated revised books.

“The revised publication is a bit simple. As a majority of students in private colleges opt for English medium, they do not face any problem. Many students who pursue their studies in government colleges in rural areas opt for Kannada medium and are waiting for the revised book,” said an Economics lecturer.

According to students, “There are 30 to 35% changes in the revised textbooks. Waiting for the revised textbook copy is inevitable. The classes for II PU commenced on May 2. Even lecturers have realised about the revised NCERT book only after teaching the second lesson.”

According to PU Board officials, soon after the PU Department realised the revised publication of NCERT
textbooks, the department swung into action and uploaded the translated second chapter of the textbook on department website—www.kar.nic.in/pue.

Work on translation of microeconomics is in progress and will be completed by June 15.

The translation of macroeconomics will be completed shortly. The textbooks will reach students by July 10.

“The purchase of textbook for the second time is a burden for poor students. Many students from rural areas are not in a position to download the copies from the website,” feel the parents.