CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Examination is one of the oldest national boards of education that dates back to pre-independent India. In 1954, the CBSE celebrated its 25 years under the aegis of Dr Zakir Hussain.
As per the data provided by the board, out of 20000 schools in the country, there have been around 15000 schools in 2018 that were affiliated with it. The huge popularity of the board is attributed to the factor that its course has been designed keeping in mind the practicality of subjects, ease of comprehension, and its use for college and competitive examinations. It comprises both private and public schools in India.
All the CBSE schools adhere to the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) curriculum. The light curriculum helps the students with increased involvement in extracurricular activities, sports, and personal development. The board also helps in conducting All India Entrance Examinations for engineering, medical, architecture, and dental courses.
It manages its finances through the fees it receives and thereby is a self-financing body. The CBSE focuses primarily on skill development among students, providing inputs for quality jobs, and improvement of the quality of teachers and faculty members through training sessions and workshops.
As per the data provided by CBSE, there are 28 schools affiliated internationally, along with 20,299 schools in India alone. The quality of education provided by the board is a benchmark for other boards around the country as it provides student growth to an optimal level.