National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will start selling their books online from tomorrow i.e from August 9 and will also make the home delivery across India. The decision of making NCERT books online was taken in order to make the study material for one and for all located anywhere in India. The online selling of NCERT books and their home delivery will ensure to lessen the burden over parents of buying books of private publishers for their wards.
The NCERT books are mandatory medium of study at all the CBSE schools of India and less costly than the textbooks sold by the private publishers.
NCERT to sell books online with home delivery
Not only this, the government of India is even planning to launch online portal for the same where the NCERt books can be sold online and can be delivered at home of the buyer. Owning a portal will draw more and more of buyers on the NCERT website and curb down the delivery charges taken by other online websites. It also speculated that NCERT is in talks with Amazon and Flipkart to sell books online and may collaborate soon.
Cost comparison of NCERT books and of private publisher
Government had earlier also tried to make the NCERT books available in the markets but the private publishers have always overpowered them. Now the online availability of the NCERT books will allow the buyers to purchase the books of their choice but not the expensive books of the private publisher. NCERT has priced their textbooks at the maximum cost of Rs. 50 while for the same textbooks a private publishers will cost as high as Rs. 300. The NCERT textbooks were made mandatory to use as the medium of study at all the CBSE schools across India after the Madras High Court extended its interim stay on the CBSE circular on July 29,2017.
It is commendable that NCERT books can be availed via home delivery and we wish that it soon launches it own web portal to sell the textbooks online. The NCERT books can prove to be helpful to the students of all CBSE affiliated schools in India without burning a hole in the pockets of their parents who were till date bound to purchase expensive books by the private publishers.