CBSE to Rank schools, focus on Academic output

By: Admin 19 May, 2017

After the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which is the mechanism to rank universities and colleges in the country, the union government is likely to come up with an official grading framework for the schools across the country. According the Press Trust of India, this may help parents to choose the best school for their wards.

 

Highlights
  • The government is likely to come up with an official ranking framework for schools across the country.

  • According to PTI, this will help parents choose the best schools for their children.

  • CBSE has over 18,000 affiliated schools in the country and more than 250 schools abroad.

  • "We will accredit schools and the focus will be more on academic quality than on infrastructure," CBSE Chairman RK Chaturvedi told PTI.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which has over 18,000 affiliated schools in the country and more than 250 abroad, is planning to grade schools.

 

Official sources told PTI that the grading exercise will put an enhanced focus on academic output and less on fancy infrastructure, like buildings and other facilities. CBSE Chairman RK Chaturvedi told PTI that a plan to grade the schools is in the consideration of the board.

 

"A plan is being considered," he said on the sidelines of an event. "We will accredit schools and the focus will be more on academic quality than on infrastructure," he added. CBSE, in a notification last month, asked its affiliated schools not to sell textbooks and other stationary items within the school premise or through any selected vendors.

 

This news has been taken from NDTV’s website. Read the original here.