Government to announce new affiliation norms for CBSE schools today

The Union human resource development (HRD) ministry is likely to announce fresh affiliation norms for the schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday, according to officials familiar with the development.
As of August 2018, CBSE has 20,299 schools in India and 220 schools in 25 foreign countries, going up from 309 schools in 1962. There are 1,123 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 2,953 government/aided schools, 15,837 independent schools, 592 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 central Tibetan schools.(HT File Photo)
As of August 2018, CBSE has 20,299 schools in India and 220 schools in 25 foreign countries, going up from 309 schools in 1962. There are 1,123 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 2,953 government/aided schools, 15,837 independent schools, 592 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 central Tibetan schools.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2018 09:16 AM IST
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The Union human resource development (HRD) ministry is likely to announce fresh affiliation norms for the schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday, according to officials familiar with the development.

There was a need to update the existing norms that are three decades old, said a ministry official who asked not to be named. “The new norms will have a far-reaching effect on the way school education is conducted in the country,” he added.

From 309 schools in 1962, the Board, as on 17-07-2018, has 20299 schools in India and 220 schools in 25 foreign countries. There are 1,123 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 2,953 government/aided schools, 15,837 independent schools, 592 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 central Tibetan schools.

Another government official said that the board and the ministry have been focusing on making quality education affordable, while ensuring that school campuses are safe.

The fresh norms come at a time when there have been several key policy initiatives on education. The most significant among them is a New Education Policy that is in the works and is likely to be announced soon.

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