Allahabad, April 4: The Uttar Pradesh Board has introduced Vedic Mathematics as part of its Class 9 and Class 12 syllabus from its new academic session which began on April 2. The revised syllabus is based on National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The Vedic Mathematics course is based on a book written by former Shankaracarya of Govardhana Matha, Bharati Krisna Tirthaji Maharaja.
Speaking on the introduction of Vedic Maths in school curriculum, a UP Board official said, “The state government had directed the board to send a proposal about a course on Vedic Mathematics, based on a book written by the Shankaracharya. This was formally approved by the UP secondary education department on March 19.”
Meanwhile, Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) Neena Srivastava said that the Vedic Maths subject was introduced to help the Class 9 and 12 students in solving complex problems just by using simple traditional formulae. Vedic Maths would be introduced in the form of a booklet. However, no examination would be taken on this subject. Students would be only required to attend classes, added Srivastava. She also said that the booklet would be made available to the students after some time because of the delay in finalising of the course contents.
When asked about details regarding the book, Srivastava refused to divulge anything further. Touching superficially and briefly upon the topic, she said that how to solve basic subtraction, multiplication and division, algebra, and trigonometry problems will be taught to the students with the help of traditional methods and formulae. Also, the students would be taught about Indian mathematicians like Aryabhatta and Varahmira.