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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