Indian education system is considered as one of the best education systems in the world. The education board which sets up a foundation for the entire education system in India is called Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE. Schools affiliated to CBSE get a special recognition from other schools and colleges. The article talks about certain key features about the board.
In 1952 the Board was given its current name ‘Central Board of Secondary Education’. The key objectives were those of: helping the educational institutions more efficiently, to be responsive to the educational needs of those students whose parents were employed in the Central Government and had frequently transferable jobs.
The authority of the Board is extensive and stretches beyond the national geographical boundaries.
The main focus of the Board is on improving and innovating teaching methodologies.
The CBSE has more than 10000 schools affiliated in India and in various other countries. The Board functions under the overall supervision of the Controlling Authority which is vested with the Secretary Education, Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Board has various statutory committees which are advisory in nature. The Governing Body of the Board is constituted as per its rules and regulations. The recommendations of all the committees are placed for approval before the Governing Body of the Board.
The board conducts final examinations each spring for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10 and 12.The board as well annually conducts the AIEEE exam for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in many colleges spread over India. It also conducts AIPMT All India Pre medical Test for admission to main medical colleges in India.
CBSE also prepares syllabus for the schools affiliated to it. It has earned a distinguished credit for providing common education to the Indian land and overseas without compromising on the quality of education. The most admired feature of the CBSE has been to introduce the courses that are relevant and go in sync with the advancement of the time. CBSE is one of the extensively recognized boards of school education, spreading common education in this diversified world. Many of the Indian schools abroad has adopted the CBSE pattern of education. The most recognized board across the country it supports students in case they have to move to a different country without interrupting their studies. Imparting education through common subjects and common books enable the students to carry their studies without much hassle.
With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officially announcing for its decision to introduce grading for Class X from 2008, Board examinations will finally come without the pass or fail tag for students.
A new nine point scale system has been introduced by CBSE recently popularly known as CCE. The nine-point scale grading system will need students to get qualifying grades in four of the five subjects to get promoted to the next level. It had been determined not to carry pass or fail on the mark-sheets of students, who will have four options to improve on their grades within a period of two years from their exam. The grading system will adopt a five-point scale, which means awarding students grades from A to E. This will get rid of the need of schools to show raw scores on the evaluation report of each student.
The board has been making changes in the education system continuously to adapt itself to the every changing world. The board has undoubtedly contributed immensely to the education system of India.