CISCE to introduce Feluda, Potter, Tintin in the course

Meritnation|Nov 24th, 2016 06:51pm

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From the 2017-18 academic session, English literature classes in ICSE schools will no more be the same. The Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) takes a bold step by prescribing some of the popular books for junior and middle school students. All schools under CISCE are to follow the uniform syllabus from the next academic session.

Other than Harry Potter, students can expect to enjoy the exploits of Feluda, Poirot, and Holmes or set off on a life-altering adventure through with Bilbo Baggins in Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. Students can get their dash of humour from the writings of P.G. Wodehouse, while lovers of classics will get to enjoy the likes of Dickens.

TintinThe most interesting part of the new literature syllabus is that the board has introduced graphic novels from Amar Chitra Katha to Tintin and Asterix to American cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s Holocaust saga, ‘Maus’. This refreshing change will be enjoyed by students for all classes from 3 to 8. This is a sea change from the time when students in ICSE schools would have their `comic books’ confiscated by teachers.

There will also be a host of autobiographies -from Anne Frank‘s to Malala’s To APJ Abdul Kalam’s. Not to be left out, the little ones in classes 1 and 2 will get their fill of Noddy with lots of illustration. Uttiya Gupta, a Class 6 student of Adamas International School, was ecstatic at the news.”This is great news. I am a big fan of Tintin and Asterix as well as Harry Potter. Now, I would love to study them in class. The classes will become super exciting,” he said.

“We welcome this move as children will immensely enjoy reading these during their classes. Not everything will be serious reading,” said Nabarun De, principal, Central Model School, Baranagar.

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  • 1. radhika chugh  |  February 26th, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    gr8#love u#feluda


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