For someone who is starting a school, the most important question is which affiliation should one seek to start the school. As you can read from my introduction I am the founder of a CBSE School called Brighton International School based out of Raipur, so as a school I am putting down my experience with the CBSE board. The post in a way advocates why should schools take up affiliation from CBSE. Here is a list of things which work for CBSE
The board is extremely transparent the way they go about affiliation. If you have nothing to hide than it is absolutely smooth sailing. The entire process of CBSE affiliation is online www.cbseaff.nic.in and one doesn’t have to go Delhi office or doesn’t have to talk to anyone to apply. There is a stage wise process about which the user is informed periodically online. The process is made extremely easy by the board. A great help for people looking to start schools.
The CBSE is changing and constantly upgrading themselves and asking schools to do the same, now their versatile working covers almost all aspects of school and thereby education quality. Just to emphasise the Infrastructure is take care through a Physical inspection and scrutiny at the time of affiliation, the suggested pedagogy involves Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) which doesn’t burden a child with unnecessary expectation and also provides teachers with a very innovative approach, Teachers training is imparted through agencies enlisted by the board, quality of evaluation by enrolling students online from Class IX onwards by recordings and managing their scores online, co-curricular activity through periodically notice and information from the CBSE Academic website and certainly through various sporting and non sporting ‘literary’ events.
CBSE is dynamic and is on the lookout to change every now and then for a starter have a look at the these two links fro their academic website http://cbseacademic.in & http://cbseacademic.in/circulars.html , both these could tell you the changes and the quality CBSE is looking to bring. The good part is despite bureaucracy and CBSe being a part of Ministry of HRD, the organisation pretty agile for its size.
4. The Framework
All the competitive exams conducted for various courses like engineering, medical etc takes the curriculum laid by the CBSE as the basic framework. Hence it certainly does help students to prepare for various such examination. It also helps in admission across various prestigious university sin India where the other board’s percentage go through some mathematical formula to arrive to be compared at par with the CBSE.
5. The Biggest Network of schools in India
As of July 2015, there are 16,322 schools in India affiliated with CBSE. If one has to compare the same with other boards than ISCE board has 2132 schools whereas the IB board has 271 schools. If a schools is part of such a large family then it certainly helps in recognition form parents and other stake holders. For most of the parents now CBSE affiliation is a must for their child hence you see such great adoption of schools across India.
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