CBSE Plans Grading Schools, To Focus On Academic Quality

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.

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CBSE Plans Grading Schools, To Focus On Academic Quality

CBSE Plans Grading Schools, To Focus On Academic Quality

New Delhi:  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. 

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 text books and other stationary items within the school premise or through any selected vendors.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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