With passage of time, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is topping up the charts with its popularity and its increased number of affiliated schools under it.
According to reports, in 1996-97 the number of schools affiliated to the board was 4,843 which hiked to 15,000 institutes now. Presently, CBSE board has the largest number of schools under it and the credit as per CBSE officials and school principals is its academic and administrative reforms which are student and school friendly. Also, that the popularity of this board is due to its syllabus that is kept in line with the competitive entrance exams for professional courses.
CBSE have updated its affiliation process from 2005 by changing it into online way and thus information can be sent at any stage via electronic mail, making it more user-friendly.
As per a CBSE administrative official’s version, the main advantage with the board is that as it is a national board it allows parents to shift to anywhere in the country. Along with that the NCERT syllabus is also the most modern and wholesome one which is in tune with the times.
CBSE schools are scattered all over the country but Delhi has the largest number of CBSE schools, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Kerala. Reports state that Maharashtra has witnessed 67% increase in number of CBSE schools in last 3 years and now the state has 500 institutes.
The updated syllabus with changing time along with successful implemented continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system is counted as the reason for pulling the crowds.