Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE is a national board of education in India. It is controlled and managed by Union Government of India and managed both public and private schools. CBSE Board as on 01-05-2019 has 21271 schools in India and 228 schools in 25 foreign countries. There are 1138 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 3011 Government/Aided Schools, 16741 Independent Schools, 595 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 Central Tibetan Schools. CBSE also ensures uninterrupted education to the wards of central government employees whose jobs are transferable.
CBSE traces its origin to United Province (UP) Board of High School and Intermediate Education set up in 1921. Later in 1929 it was replaced with a joint board and named as the 'Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana'. This board was set up to cover more territorial part of British India. Post independence in 1952, the constitution of the Board was amended to enhance its reach and renamed as 'Central Board of Secondary Education'. After a decade of understanding of gaps in Indian educational delivery systems, in 1962 it was reconstituted again. The stage seems be set for another updation as learning tools and methods have changed a lot. Post Independence our visionary founding fathers attached utmost importance to the education as most important medium to enlighten and integrate culturally and demographically diversified young nation. To regulate the education governing bodies were required. CBSE is principal governing body of education in all states and UTs in India. It regulates the affiliated institutions.
As per new Affiliation Bye-Laws the Board has developed highly transparent and robust system of affiliation, where the schools are able to see the status of their application online. Whatever information these consultants/agents are claiming in support of their averments, is totally unauthorized. If it comes to notice of the board that any school has engaged consultants/agents, action will be taken against the school and school authorities will be directly responsible. The schools may directly contact Affiliation Branch, CBSE on the telephone numbers given on website www.cbseaff.nic.in for any clarification and guidance. CBSE vision is: Committed to Equity and Excellence in Education. This vision has now culminated into “Right to Education ". Starting to build fragment by fragment, the entire body of Central Board of secondary Education was formed in the year 1962. In 1952, it already got its name, but was later reconstituted to its present form and started functioning 10 years later.
The main objective of the body was to serve and look after the functioning of the educational institutions more effectively. The body was also responsible for looking after the educational needs of the students whose parents were working with the Central Government and had to be transferred frequently. The objectives have spread to greater angles now and also encompass defining all those academic activities which will provide a holistic and stress-free education to the children. The board also guides the schools on maintaining quality while imparting education. The body functions to implement innovations in various teaching-learning methodologies and to bring about changes in the examinations as well as the evaluation methods. It also focuses on not only main course learning but also skill development by providing job-oriented and job-linked trainings. It looks after the qualifications of the teachers and staffs and also upgrades their skills by conducting in service training programs and workshops, necessary for adjusting with new age learning.
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