CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level Indian education board for both private and public schools, managed and controlled by the Government of India. All CBSE-affiliated schools follow NCERT curriculum. More than 19,000 schools in India and over 200 schools in 25 foreign countries are affiliated to the CBSE.
CBSE is the largest exam conducting body in the world. Apart from conducting final examinations for Class X and XII, it also conducts AIPMT, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) Exam, UGC National Eligibility Test, Central Teacher Eligibility Test and the entrance test for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Objectives of CBSE
- To define appropriate approaches of academic activities to provide stress free, child centered and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality.
- To analyze and monitor the quality of academic activities by collecting the feedback from different stakeholders.
- To develop norms for implementation of various academic activities including quality issues; to control and coordinate the implementation of various academic and training programmes of the Board; to organize academic activities and to supervise other agencies involved in the process.
- To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles.
- To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way.
- To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the national goals.
- To organize various capacity building and empowerment programmes to update the professional competency of teachers.
- To prescribe conditions of examinations and conduct public examination at the end of Class X and XII. To grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools.
- To fulfill the educational requirements of those students whose parents were employed in transferable jobs.
- To prescribe and update the course of instructions of examinations.
- To affiliate institutions for the purpose of examination and raise the academic standards of the country.
- Source: CBSE Website http://cbse.nic.in/newsite/aboutCbse.html