Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is to continue with the last year’s circular on waiving requirement of No Objection Certificate (NOC) meant for setting up new CBSE schools or for ease in switching to CBSE affiliation. The circular on schools seeking affiliation is available on the official CBSE website and will be followed in spirits, as told by CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi.
In 2013, CBSE had announced that any school recognised by the State government can seek provisional affiliation to the CBSE and will not be mandated to produce an NOC from the respective education department of the state, except in few particular cases.
According to Vineet Joshi, the number of CBSE schools has been increased in last 3-4 years. He further added that 800 to 900 schools have joined CBSE affiliation, all across the country.
To assure that the CBSE guidelines and quality teaching is being imparted in all CBSE schools, a compulsory accreditation process has been introduced by the board and all CBSE schools must obtain accreditation within the next 3 years.
The documents passed on by CBSE regarding accreditation to each school encompass around 1000 pages and over hundreds of conditions that the schools have to comply with, before they are granted the School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA) certificate by CBSE. After every 5 years the schools will have to undergo the same accreditation process again.
A few conditions imposed by CBSE for instance are - having rounded bench edges, a terrorist attack proof building, maintaining detailed paperwork etc and the norms have to be followed properly by schools in order to get accreditation sanctioned.