North Indians shifting from state boards: CBSE officer

The northern region is lately seeing a large number of students from the state boards moving to get their education from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

For the last one year, more than 20,000 students from the local boards have moved to the CBSE pattern of education from the states of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Himachal Pradesh (HP), Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Regional officer of CBSE, R J Khanderao, said, that an increasing number of schools are getting affiliated with CBSE in the region. He said that the CBSE schools have increased from 2,000 to 2,200 within one year in the region, adding that this is due to the fact that the CBSE has a robust system of evaluation. He said that the trend is also of enrollment of students under the CBSE pattern even in the classes where the schools hold their exams internally.

The board exams are compulsory for Class XII while for Class X, the schools have an option of going for the internal system of evaluation or the board examination. Khanderao said that the students' enrollment is there as apart from the routine system of examination, the Central board schools also have a continuous evaluation system in place to rate the students in the extra-curricular activities.

"The CBSE teaches the NCERT syllabus in the schools. Besides grading the students based on their performance in the examination we have some innovative teaching models in place. We rate the students employing different techniques," he said.

CBSE Regional Director said that the central board has recently introduced value education as a subject in schools to ensure that more and more students are inclined to the CBSE system.

"The continuous evaluation of the students on both the subjects that the schools have as well as through innovative means makes the central board as a choice," he said. He added that the CBSE has introduced problem solving assessment (PSA) in which the students are asked by the schools to give their inputs on different problems.

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