CBSE to regulate Admission in class 9 and 11 in all its affiliated schools – India’s premium Education Board the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced its decision to regulate the admissions in Classes 9th and 11th in its affiliated schools across the country. It is the first time in its history that the Board has announced its decision to play a direct role in admission of the students across its schools.
Currently CBSE has around 20,000 schools which are providing admission till Class 10th. Out of these, 12000 are affiliated to provide admission till 12th.
CBSE has formulated the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to provide admissions. It has been learnt that under this procedure, the board itself would be approving the admission requests. Currently the schools under CBSE follow their own rules while granting admission to 9th and 11th std.
On Tuesday, the board issued circular to all its schools where they have been asked to follow the rules of SOPs, otherwise strict action would be taken against them.
In its SOP, the Board has mentioned 11 categories through which students can get admission in these two classes. These categories are transfer of parents, shifting of family, better education, change of Education Board, long distance apart from other options.
Apart from that, several other clause has been added for admission under SOPs. Suppose if a student wants to shift from one school to another due to the other having better education facilities, then her parents would have to submit her results of last five years from the previous school. Not only that they need to submit the teaching experience and qualification of both the schools.
Many Principals have criticised this move of CBSE stating that why the schools would give so much information to a student who is about to leave the school.
CBSE’s Controller of Exams Sanyam Bhardwaj has stated that once the schools adopt SOPs, the admission process would get automatically streamlined and it would also ensure that only genuine students get admission. At times, students try to change their schools in the middle of academic year stating that facilities at other schools are better. In such circumstances students would have to bring academic records of the students and teachers of both current and previous school.
Mr Bhardwaj also stated that previous schools have been asked to fully cooperate with the students. Failing this, strict action would be taken against them. The schools have been asked to fix a deadline regarding such admissions. Students coming from unaffiliated schools would not be granted admission in any such case.
The official further stated that there has been cases where unaffiliated schools had tied up with the schools affiliated with CBSE to grant admission to students coming from the former one and also to let students from former make appear in the exams of CBSE. These steps have been taken to ensure that such malpractices do not occur again.