CBSE, Central Board of Secondary Education, is managed by the Union Government of India, having the Ministry of Education as the parent organization. In 1929, “Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana” came into existence in India. Later, it became the “Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)” in 1952, which later expanded.
Since then it has been offering a standardised curriculum across the world, in more than 24 countries. Based on the 2021 report, about 17,093 CBSE based schools are located in India and around 207 are located in different countries, across the globe.
Now, the question appears — Is the CBSE curriculum the same all over the world?
While considering India, we get to know how diverse it can be, provided it directs that every school affiliated to CBSE, must follow the NCERT syllabus. But, at the same time, academic institutions have the right to incorporate their own innovative ideas along with it.
Talking about the curriculum as set by CBSE, it is actually paved through the path of National Curriculum Framework-2005. And, its sole intention is to seek equal opportunities for students. The primary goal as bestowed by CBSE is to achieve excellence in learning.
You would be happy to know that at the beginning of the academic year 2019-2020, CBSE adopted a new motto “Learning by doing”. This is how co-curricular activities got incorporated into the curriculum and have been receiving equal importance as academics.
What are the advantages of choosing a CBSE curriculum?
- CBSE has recognition not only as a national level board of education (India) but also in the form of CBSE-i on the International platform.
- The syllabus design makes it easy to approach and allows students to take part in every competitive exam.
- Being mainly focused on the English and Hindi languages, it is quite easy for the students to relocate, be it within the country (India) or outside.
What is the difference between CBSE-i and CBSE?
The International curriculum that began in the year 2010 is known as CBSE-i, it has been designed to cultivate the bright minds who are staying overseas. The syllabus follows the National Curriculum Framework and the National Council for Education Research and Training guidelines.
It got implemented in 3 phases:
- First Phase: Schools in middle-east and South Asia
- Second Phase: Reaching out to other schools abroad
- Third Phase: Selective Indian schools
The major difference that makes CBSE-i stand apart from CBSE is that — it gives priority to languages, arts, physical education, research projects, social science, along with science and mathematics. While three streams i.e. science, commerce and humanities are the core of CBSE.
Indian School that aims at Holistic Development of students
GIIS Bangalore, Global Indian International School, is one of the few schools in Bannerghatta road, which are welcoming this new environment of change. The Administrators have combined the CBSE’s curricular activities with the 9GEMS holistic framework, which prepares the student to face every competitive exam and urges thinking “out of the box”.
This Bannerghatta Campus has a border aim to fulfil — Promoting creative thinking, solving critical problems, interpersonal development, introducing morals and values from early days of academic involvement.
They stimulate and preach the importance of extended learning where equal importance is given to key subjects like science, mathematics and languages, along with social empowerment and skill development. The sole aim of the faculties is to prepare the students to face a global perspective.
GIIS provides the students of Class 1 to 12 the opportunity to go through the CBSE curriculum, and their SMART classroom, virtual assistance programs and Google Classroom are meant for effective learning even amid this pandemic.