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Heena Kausar, New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to get tougher in giving affiliation
The CBSE has made a committee to suggest changes to its existing affiliation bylaws to address the changes in the education system.
The education board has about 18,000 schools affiliated to it and receives about 3,500 applications every year for affiliation.
“The affiliation and exam bylaws were made years ago but the education sector has seen many changes. We do get reports about violation and there is a view that we should get more teeth,” said CBSE chairperson Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi.
The committee on affiliation bylaws will, “recommend appropriate, punitive and compliance provision so that violation of affiliation bylaws becomes difficult and actions deterrent”.Chaturvedi said that CBSE is taking many steps to make all its services available online.
To help students locate their centres for board exams as well as various competitive exams conducted by CBSE, it will put up information on its website.
“Students get information such as distance of the exam centre from their school on our website and mobile application. Often students reach the wrong centre and fret over location but this move will help them,” he said.
The chairperson said that all schools affiliated with CBSE have been asked to upload basic information such as number of teachers, classrooms, playground and phone numbers on school’s website.
“This is a step in making everything digital,” he said.Online content
Students from Class 9 onwards will soon be able to access supplementary reading material on CBSE website free of cost.
Chaturvedi said students will be provided latest content, graphics and videos to understand their courses better. The board has asked some agencies to develop content as per CBSE syllabus.
“The reading material will be developed by agencies specialising in making Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) to give students additional academic support.