Functions of Central Board of Secondary Education
The Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE was set up by a special resolution of the Government of India in 1929 at Ajmer with a view to raise the standards of Secondary Education. It introduced new pattern of education in 1975. It was then known as “The Board of High School and Intermediate Education“. It was shifted to New Delhi in 1962 and the board was reconstituted as Central Board of Secondary Education.
Functions of CBSE
- It organizes pre-service and in-service teacher empowerment programmes.
- It conducts Class X and XII exams
- Grants certificates to students who pass these exams.
- It is engaged in the process of designing and renewal of curriculum.
- It conducts All India Entrance Exams at the under-graduate level for pre-medical, pre-dental, engineering and architecture courses.
- It develops supplementary textual material.
- It grants affiliations to institutions meeting its standards.
- It has endeavors to make education more relevant and purposeful to the society.
- It is a self-financing body and manages all financial requirements through collection of fees.
- It manages 6 major regional offices at Ajmer, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi and Guwahati.
- Work, Vocation and Insurance educations have been introduced.
- Conducts training programmes along with institutions like British Council.
- Includes all Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodalayas (Residential schools)