From 1896 to 2023: Kerala digitises over 1,250 old textbooks

General Education Minister V Sivankutty. Photo: Manorama

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 1,250 textbooks of different subjects published since 1896 has been digitised by the Kerala Education Department.

As part of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), a library is functioning in the state which can be used effectively by researchers, students and education workers. A textbook archive is also functioning in connection with this library, and the textbooks, published by the General Education Department over the years, are stored there, an official statement said.

Many of these books were facing the risk of becoming obsolete and a recent governing body meeting of the SCERT decided to digitise the archives. As part of that plan, around 1.50 lakh pages of over 1,250 textbooks published since 1896, have been digitised. Steps are being taken to make digitised books available online to the public, the statement added. It will be available on

General Education Minister V Sivankutty inaugurated the digital archives here on Saturday. 
(With PTI inputs.)

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