Copies of textbooks printed by Tamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation (TNTBESC) were distributed across the state through online, DPI centres, retail sales counters and licensed retailers. “I went early in the morning to the DPI complex to purchase the new textbooks. It was easy because there were not so many people then,” P Kavitha, a Class 9 student from Nungambakkam said. Though the textbooks will be distributed in the schools from June 1, Kavitha said she was eager to buy it and decided to go to the DPI centre. TNTBESC had already started selling books for Classes 2, 3, 5, 8 and 12 with the old syllabus last week itself. The government has set up more than 250 Common Service Centres (CSC) throughout Tamil Nadu, including 10 in Chennai, to help the students to buy new textbooks. A senior official from TNTBESC said these CSC centres have also started a facility to deliver books at the doorsteps based on the orders placed by students.