Government Order (MS) No. 13/76/G.Edn. dated 24th January,
1976 have sanctioned the publication of a monthly (viz.
Vidyarangam) by the Department of Education from January
1976. The Magazine is a priced one, and the price per copy
is now fixed at Rs. 6.00. Valuable articles on educational
problems, short stories, poems, experiences of good teachers,teaching
techniques, lesson analysis and important orders and circulars
of the department are mainly
in the publication.
HS and UPS, LPS with Standard V,T.T.I's are the permanent
subscribers to the magazine. Individuals can also subscribe
to this publication. The amount of annual subscription is
RS 72. For HS RS 216 and UPS RS 144 LPs, T.T.Is etc., remit
RS 72 as subscription.
LP and UP School Headmasters have to remit the amount of
subscription at the AEOs Office and obtain TR 5 Receipt
for each remittance. The High Schools and T.T.Is should
remit the same at the District Educational Officer and obtained
TR 5 Receipt from there. All the AEOs and DEOs collect the
subscription under their jurisdiction on or before 30th
July and total collections has to be remitted at treasury
under the Head of Account "0202-01-102-95 Text Books
Receipts''. The original chalan with the list of subscribers
has to be send to the Editor, Vidyarangam, Office of the
DPI, Thiruvananthapuram, Pin-695 014 before 15th August
of every year.
Director of Public Instruction is the Chief Editor of the
Magazine. The Chief Editor is assisted by a Full-time Editor.
1998-99 onwards Department formed Vidyarangam Kalasahitya
Vedi in all Upper
and High Schools for promoting reading habit and to encourage
literary talent of the
students. Hand - written Magazines, Readers Corners, literary
festivals, writing of literary notes have to be promoted
by these clubs. The Director of Public Instruction is the
State Chairman and Editor, Vidyarangam acts as General Convener.