Last month, CBSE board sent a warning to all the
institutions who through non-conventional means allow students to sit for board
exams in exchange of a whopping amount or any other thing. It is illegal by all
means. Board has suggested that it will be closely monitoring such schools that
allegedly provide admissions to students by placing the tag of CBSE and get
them enrolled creating a problem for parents.
CBSE also stated that it might conduct surprise inspection
of students to verify those who belong to non-affiliated school and are
sponsored by schools. Principals need to send a list of all regular students
from classes IX to XII to CBSE. In case of CBSE finding out unauthorized
candidates, strict action will be taken against such schools.
To make its complex process of granting affiliation
friendly, CBSE has made it online. This would also increase transparency. The
complex structure includes provisional affiliation, and then middle year's
syllabus approval, then getting the school registered for STD X/ XII board
exams. The dilemma of parents start as CBSE provides affiliation at VIII level
but schools give out admissions using board's tag at primary level.
Parents want to get their kids admitted to CBSE schools as
their demand is increasing. About 1500 schools in city and almost 40 are
affiliated to CBSE. It also allows schools to increase their fees with CBSE tag
although the costs are same for operating a school.
Certain schools who fail to get affiliation from CBSE think
of other ways to make money. They do favors to students by allowing them to sit
for boards at a hefty charge. Some also failed to get the affiliation due to
certain land requirement criteria fixed by CBSE.
It is a challenge for schools to get affiliated to CBSE as
it has different land requirements for schools both in urban and rural areas.
There were complaints about a group who transferred their students to CBSE
schools in STD IX.
Parents can do one thing i.e. to check the affiliation
number of schools at CBSE's website. Even a school with different branches,
each branch will have an affiliation number.
Schools these days use word "'CBSE pattern" at their gates,
prospectus but parents need to understand there is no such thing. It is only
teaching methodology. Schools should be refrained from using CBSE at their
campus if they are not affiliated to it.