India, December 2014. There is a huge list of CBSE affiliated schools that would give you no idea at all about their quality. Lot more goes in terms of researching out the best CBSE schools in India. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the oldest and largest board for secondary education in India.
As proclaimed by CBSE as their motto is “The CBSE envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour” they do justice to their motto.
The CBSE affiliated schools follow a uniform curriculum all over the country. So, in this regard there is no issue. Also, the process of affiliation demands high standards. Eligibility criteria forschools to get affiliation are varied from government run or aided schools to private schools with some prerequisites. Kendriya Vidyalayas are affiliated to CBSE.
The affiliation to CBSE involves adhering to many bylaws and codes regarding infrastructure of the schools, overall maintenance,quality of education, and syllabus to improve the standards of education in all possible means.
Some of the best CBSE schools in India have not only adhered to these standards but have created a record of sorts with students in these schools excelling in academics and sports.
Having proper libraries, labs (physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer), recruiting teachers with excellent service records, maintaining records, and flawless payments to the recruited teachers are but some policies that all affiliate schools have to follow.
However, parents who wish to join their children have to ascertain whether the affiliation is permanent or temporary. They should also verify the average results of the school for the last three years and then go for a decision.
As per the CBSE records, the total number of affiliated schools are 11,362 and 595 of them have updated their information in the CBSE website. As for the rest, parents have to check with parents of children who study in the school or enquire about them in the reviews and information given by education portals on the internet.
As such, the school cannot be considered as a single entity. The numerous aspects involved has to be taken into consideration. Teachers for some subjects may be good, but may be just average in others. Some schools may have great playgrounds but the students in one particular class may be bullies.
So, parents have to understand that efforts to get their children a good education and a great life bears fruit not just with a school but also with their active participation.
Finally, bringing all administrative and academic aspects of education under the CBSE umbrella does not make them immune to inefficiency. Yes, it is difficult to gauge the standard of a school by hearsay or the appearance of the edifice, but it is the question of your children’s future. So take good care.