Eklavya was set up in 1982 as a non-government registered society. It took up the academic responsibilities of the landmark Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme (HSTP). It developed and implemented the innovative Social Science Teaching Programme and the Primary Education Programme (PRASHIKA) in the government schools of Madhya Pradesh. More recently it worked with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in developing the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 and the syllabuses and textbooks based on the NCF. Eklavya continues to actively seed and develop academic programmes for curricular change in elementary education. It also works with the community in about 100 villages in five districts of MP to run learning centres (Shiksha Protsahan Kendras) for first generation school-goers. Eklavya’s publishing and dissemination efforts are guided by its school and community based programmes. The overriding concern is to keep the reading material close to the life and environment of the readers and also produce it at a price they can afford. In this context it publishes three magazines – Srote, a weekly feature service for newspapers focusing on science, technology and science-society interface issues, Sandarbh, a bi-monthly teachers’ resource magazine on science and education, and Chakmak, a science magazine for children. Eklavya has published book titles in Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla and Urdu. It has also published some titles in non-mainstream languages like Gondi, Korku, Malwi and Bundeli. PITARA is a one-stop-education-store conceived by Eklavya that makes available a range of carefully selected books and educational materials of select publishers and organisations from India.
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