Initially started as a board for those students whose parents get transfers often or those who move their home regularly, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increasingly received warm acceptance since then till date and has continuing to do so, spreading its wings to various other parts of the country.
The data reflects the growing popularity of the board, as during year 1996 till 1997 there were only 4,843 CBSE affiliated schools, which has grown to touch the record of 15,000 schools, at present.
The acceptance by independent private schools has been the main cause of the wide reach of the CBSE board across nation.
The CBSE administrative reform being student-friendly as well as harmonious to schools is the main reason why officials and school principals think CBSE’s popularity is burgeoning.
As per an officer, of all the affiliation applications that CBSE Board receives, near about 98% come from those schools which are new.
The other reason for striking acceptance of CBSE board is that it gives flexibility to parents who are on the frequent shift of locations, just because the same board can be found anywhere across India, with having unanimous syllabus of NCERT being contemporary in nature as well as knowledge, the board comes amongst top choices for their wards.
The CBSE affiliation acquiring process went online in 2005, since then the information is transmitted electronically via internet at every stage.
To back the information the CBSE administrative officer provided with some data which showed that in the year 2001-02 there were only 6,293 CBSE affiliated schools but later the figure grew significantly with having 13,898 board affiliated schools by March 2012-13.
The increase was mainly seen from the independent institutes registering for the CBSE Board affiliation, which by the end of 2013 saw 10,290 schools under its wings.
Majority of CBSE affiliated schools are located in the capital city of India, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Kerala.
The state Maharashtra has tremendously accepted CBSE affiliation to over 500 schools, with an increase of 67% in past three years alone. The board is running successfully in the state.