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The Vedic philosophy of ‘panchakoshas’ – described as five layers of a human being – will be the guiding force behind the innovative curriculum of the newly constituted Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB).

The curriculum is currently being implemented on an experimental basis in 13 Marathi medium Zilla Parishad schools, which on Tuesday got the MIEB tag and were named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee  on his birth anniversary.

The education department is set to give affiliation to around a 100 more government, aided and private Marathi schools, including a few civic-run ones, to MIEB. MIEB schools will begin their first academic year from June.

“The state board syllabus is a one-size-fits-all which did not allow us to offer different training styles to address the needs of different students. There are five ‘kosh’ to a person, and these have been kept in mind while drawing up the plan.

The student should be successful at the local and global level,” school education minister Vinod Tawde said on Tuesday at a function held to announce the rollout of MIEB schools. Union human resource development minister Prakash Javdekar and Chief minister


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