Three-day exhibition of Schoolbooks Archive from 19 – 21 July at Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur

Azim Premji University will hold the exhibition of the open-access digital repository, along with a few hundred print copies of archived books, titled Schoolbooks and related documents: A journey through two centuries, jointly with Vidya Bhawan Society.

Azim Premji University will hold an exhibition of its Schoolbooks Archive, an open-access digital repository of over 7,900 books and related materials, along with a few hundred print copies of archived books, from July 19 – 21, at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The three-day exhibition — Schoolbooks and Related Documents: A Journey through Two Centuries’ — will be held jointly with the Vidya Bhawan Society. 

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

Exhibition: 19 – 21 July 2022; 11 AM5 PM

Venue: Govindram Seksaria Teachers’ College, Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur

July 19:

11 AM: Inauguration of the exhibition and talk by Professor Maheep Bhatnagar, Former Professor of Zoology and Dean of Faculty of Science, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

Topic: Schoolbooks Archive: Importance and Applications

11:30 AM: Introduction to the Schoolbooks Archive by Sidlingappa M Huded, Assistant Librarian, Azim Premji University and Varadarajan Narayanan, Professor, School of Education, Azim Premji University

July 20:

11 AM: Lecture by Professor Sadhna Saxena, Former Professor, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi

Topic: What is a quality science textbook?

About Azim Premji University

Azim Premji University was established under the Azim Premji University Act 2010 of the Government of Karnataka. Azim Premji Foundation, the sponsoring body set up the University as a fully philanthropic and not-for-profit entity, with a clear social purpose of contributing to the realisation of a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.

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