Some schools are organising such programmes by naming it as an integrated school programme that teaches both CBSE syllabus and prepare students for various entrance tests to “mislead” the students and their parents, it said.
“The premises of CBSE schools should not be used for any commerical activity. Every school should ensure devotion of minimum periods for teaching various subjects as per the syllabi and course prescribed by the Board.
“No coaching classes or parallel classes should be run in the school that consumes and affects the regular time table of the school or that deviates the focus of students from regular course of study,” the circular said.
The CBSE said heads of schools are advised to bring this to the knowledge of school managing committees and any violation of the guidelines of the Board would attract action against the erring schools.
The circular also said there had been instances of some schools charging fees which are not commensurate with the facilities.