Education is acclaimed as the light of life by one and all throughout the world. Then, it goes without saying that textbooks are the oil for the eternal Lamp of Light. This is so because textbook is still the only practical tool available to both the students and teachers. Can anybody imagine a classroom without textbooks?
When the textbooks were printed and published by private publishers, there was no discipline in the distribution of textbooks in time and artificial scarcities were created to sell the textbooks at unfair prices. Further these textbooks lacked uniformity in content.
With the objective of overcoming these drawbacks, Tamilnadu Textbook Society was established and registered on the 4th of March 1970 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1850 which was renamed as Tamilnadu Textbook Corporation in the year 1993.
The Corporation is functioning under the Governance of the Board of Governors constituted by the Government of Tamilnadu. The Principal Secretary to Government, School Education Department is the Chairman / Chairperson of the Tamilnadu Textbook Corporation. The Executive Head of the Textbook Corporation is the Managing Director. Dr. C.N. Mahesvaran, I.A.S., is the Present Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation.