Issuing a notice to all the schools, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) said that schools found running without affiliation would be disqualified for a period of two years. The notice was issued in light of the schools that have applied for approval of middle class syllabus (Class VI-VIII) or provisional affiliation up to secondary level (Class IX-X) and for upgradtion to senior secondary level (Class XI, XII) for 2015-16.
According to the notice, “No school is permitted to run classes VI, IX or XI as the case may be without obtaining formal permission of affiliation of the CBSE. Any school that violates the condition would be disqualified for a period of two years. All concerned schools are therefore advised to strictly adhere with the above provisions of affiliations bylaws of the board to avoid hardships to students.” According to the bylaws it is not sufficient for the school to just apply for affiliation and think that the affiliation has been granted. There are reportages that there are schools which are running under the nose of CBSE without taking affiliation from the body. Though the syllabus that these schools teach is that off CBSE’s but there is no such affiliation from the body.
President of Confederation of Kerala Sahodaya Complexes said, “Any school can conduct classes without affiliation till Class VII. Though CBSE, states that a school has to apply for approval to middle class VI, schools don’t apply for this, but instead directly apply for provisional affiliation after Class VIII. The problem is that till a school is affiliated to CBSE, the board can’t initiate action against the school.”