Exhibition of Azim Premji University’s Schoolbooks Archive at Raipur

Azim Premji University and College of Teacher Education, Raipur will hold a two-day exhibition of Schoolbooks and related documents: A journey through two centuries.

The exhibition will be held at College of Teacher Education (CTE), Shankar Nagar, Raipur.

In November 2021, Azim Premji University unveiled the Schoolbooks Archive, an attempt to collect and curate schoolbooks and related documents that have been in use in India and the sub-continent over the last two hundred years. 

The growing collection includes textbooks, anthologies, reference works such as dictionaries, glossaries, atlases, works on school management, pedagogy, psychology and health manuals, and scores of curriculum documents for school and teacher education programmes.

With its focus on history and the contemporary world, the repository is expected to benefit teachers, teacher educators, students in teacher education courses, curriculum and textbook developers, illustrators, and researchers on various aspects of school education.

Programme Agenda

25 August 2022

11 AM – 11:45 AM: The importance of quality in school textbooks in India | Lecture by Rohit Dhankar, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

11:45 AM – 12 NOON: How to Use the Schoolbooks Archive Portal: A Presentation

12 NOON – 5 PM: Exhibition

26 August 2022

11 AM – 5 PM: Exhibition

Know how the Schoolbooks Archive took shape