Create Textbook Structure


On DIKSHA, a textbook is a collection of content units compiled or curated from school textbooks or any book that conforms to the syllabi of the State, Central Board, or any recognized institution or publication. A textbook must be in the said medium of instruction and language. To create a book, the user must have textbook creation rights assigned. The creator can create the textbook structure on DIKSHA in two ways:

  • Using textbook editor and adding relevant units and sub-units one by one
  • Upload entire units and subunits using a CSV file with the relevant structure

In either way of creating the textbook structure, add the relevant details for each unit and the textbook as a whole to the respective sections.

Before you Begin

Who will create the textbook structure? User with Book Creator role
What is needed to create a textbook? The book creator must have a structure before creating it on DIKSHA


What will be the outcome? A defined textbook structure is created for adding the content

Instructional Video

This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to create the textbook structure:

  • Adding relevant units and subunits one by one using the textbook editor
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  • Uploading a CSV file containing relevant units and subunits
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Additional Notes

The creator must ensure:

  • Enter Textbook details and Unit details after creating the textbook structure.
  • Add accurate keywords to the textbook, if required. Keywords are case-sensitive

What’s Next?

Textbook Details

Field Description Additional Information
Add an image The image that appears as a textbook icon Mandatory; refer Add Image
Name The name of the textbook Mandatory
Description The information about the textbook Optional
Keywords The unique words that help in searching the textbook. They are case-sensitive. Mandatory
QR code required? Select if the QR code is to be added Optional
QR code If the QR code is required, enter the six-character code Optional
Category The type of content category. The default value is Digital Textbook for all textbooks  
Additional Category The list provides an additional relevant category to be tagged to the textbook  
Verticals The purpose of creating the textbook Optional
Programs Select the program with which the book is associated Optional
Audience type The type of learners for whom the textbook is intended Administrator
Board/Syllabus of the audience The board of the learner Mandatory
Medium(s) The language(s) in which the instructions are given to the learner Mandatory; multi-select
Class(es) The class(es) that the learner teaches, studies Mandatory; multi-select
Subject(s) The subject(s) that the learner studies or teaches Mandatory; multi-select
Author The person or organization who authored the original content. If the content creator on DIKSHA differs from the person who created the content, add the original author’s name Mandatory
Attribution The persons or organizations who have contributed to this content. Mandatory
Copyright The person or organization who owns the copyright. The default value is the tenant of the logged-in user Mandatory
Copyright year The year of the textbook creation Mandatory; 4 digit number
License The list of licenses supported by DIKSHA. For details about licenses and Content Policy, refer Terms and Policies of DIKSHA Mandatory

Unit Details

Field Description Additional information
Name Name of the unit Mandatory
Description Information about the unit Optional
Keywords Unique words that help to search an individual unit. They are case-sensitive Optional
Topic The topic list is populated Optional; multi-select