CBSE is an acronym for Central Board for Secondary Education. CBSE is the board of education for private and public schools under the union government of India. It is one of the leading education boards in the nation since the 1950's because of its updated syllabi and the choice of subjects keeping pace with the changing education values.
History of the Board
The first education board established in India was Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and intermediate education, set up in the year 1921. Later, in the year 1929 the Indian government set up a joint board named Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana. After passing through a series of laws and other educational modifications, it was renamed 'Central Board of Secondary Education' or CBSE in the year 1952. The journey for CBSE to become what it is has been long and tenuous.
CBSE Affiliated Schools
In addition to the Kendriya Vidyalayas(KV) , Delhi Public Schools (DPS) and Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalayas (JDV; previously called Dayanand Arya Vidyalayas abbreviated as DAV.), CBSE also affiliates a number of public and private schools. It has its own specific course books available at the leading bookstores around the nation.
Distribution of CBSE schools in India
The distribution of the board that began with the state of Uttar Pradesh has now spread to every nook of the country. From Odisha and West Bengal in the east to Gujarat and Rajasthan in the west; from Jammu and Kashmir in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south, CBSE affiliated schools are situated all over the nation. Most of the union territories like Chandigarh; Pondicherry etc also have schools affiliated by the CBSE.
Examinations organized by the CBSE
CBSE organizes certificate examinations for the class 10th and 12th students termed as the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE). Every year millions of student appear for the examinations and pass out with a good percentage of marks. CBSE also conducts a few annual examinations like AIEE and AIPMT. All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is an entrance examination conducted for the admission into undergraduate courses of engineering and architecture at various reputed colleges of the country. All India Primary Medical Test (AIPMT) is an annual, multiple tier entrance examination into the MBBS and dentistry course at various medical colleges in the country.
CBSE completed its fifty years of existence and functioning in the country last year. In these fifty years, the board has gracefully embraced the changes in the curriculum maintaining harmony between all the subjects and balance between studies and extracurricular activities at class 10 level. At the class 12 level, it introduced the proper stability of basic concepts of the respective subjects in all the three streams that made studying a pleasure to the students.
CBSE is a winner not because it has not made any mistakes, but because it has learnt from its mistakes. It has had the courage to take initiative to make its students a competent individual with the confidence to take on the world.