NCERT textbooks online portal launched for supply of books on time

NCERT textbooks online portal launched

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has launched a web portal for supply of NCERT textbooks to schools and individuals on 9th August 2017.

It was launched by Upendra Kushwaha, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) in New Delhi.

NCERT textbooks portal

The portal will ensure better distribution of textbooks across the country and will also address the apprehensions, on the part of schools and parents, regarding unavailability of NCERT textbooks. It can be accessed at www.ncertbooks.ncert.gov.in.

The schools will be able to log on to the portal, by entering their respective Boards’ affiliation numbers and other details till 8th September 2017 for placing their orders for the session 2018-19.

NCERT Books are available online
NCERT Books are available online

Soon, the portal will also be opened to the individual buyers. They can place their orders by login in onto the portal, and books will be delivered at their doorsteps with nominal postal charges. The portal will also enable the buyers to track the status of their respective orders placed with NCERT.

The NCERT textbooks can also be downloaded, free of cost, from the NCERT’s website www.ncert.nic.in.

One can access the digital versions of NCERT’s textbook by logging onto e-pathshala App or through mobile applications.

e-pathshala app
e-pathshala app

As per Officials, NCERT is also exploring the option of having Flipkart and Amazon host its books and deliver them too to streamline the process further.

Anil Swarup, school education secretary of Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, said

The move will help parents save money spent on sourcing expensive books from private publishers, often due to non-availability of NCERT books. We are not making NCERT books compulsory, but we will ensure they is available to students.