About CBSE

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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Historical Background

A trail of developments mark the significant changes that took place over the years in shaping up the Board to its present status. UP Board of High School and Intermediate Education was the first Board set up in 1921. It has under its jurisdiction Rajputana, Central India, and Gwalior. In response to the representation made by the Government of United Provinces, the then Government of India suggested to set up a joint Board in 1929 for all the areas which were named as the ‘Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana’. This included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior.

The Board witnessed rapid growth and expansion at the level of Secondary education resulting in improved quality and standard of education in institutions. But with the advent of State Universities and State Boards in various parts of the country the jurisdiction of the Board was confined only to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh later. As a result of this, in 1952, the constitution of the Board was amended wherein its jurisdiction was extended to part-C and Part-D territories and the Board was given its present name ‘Central Board of Secondary Education’. It was in the year 1962 finally that the Board was reconstituted. The main objectives were to serve the educational institutions more effectively, to be responsive to the educational needs of those students whose parents were employed in the Central Government and had frequently transferable jobs.

 

Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction of the Board is extensive and stretches beyond the national geographical boundaries. As a result of the reconstitution, the erstwhile ‘Delhi Board of Secondary Education’ was merged with the Central Board and thus all the educational institutions recognized by the Delhi Board also became a part of the Central Board. Subsequently, all the schools located in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Andaman and Nicobar Island, Arunachal Pradesh, the state of Sikkim, and now Jharkhand, Uttaranchal, and Chhattisgarh have also got affiliation with the Board. From 309 schools in 1962, the Board as on 26.07.2017 has 19316 schools in India and 211 schools in 25 foreign countries. There are 1118 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 2734 Government/Aided Schools, 14860 Independent Schools, 590 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 Central Tibetan Schools.

 

Decentralisation

In order to execute its functions effectively, Regional Offices have been set up by the Board in different parts of the country to be more responsive to the affiliated schools. The Board has regional offices in Allahabad, Ajmer, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Panchkula, Patna and Trivanthapurm. Schools located outside India are looked after by regional office Delhi. The headquarter constantly monitors the activities of the Regional Offices. Although sufficient powers have been vested with the Regional Offices, issues involving policy matters are, however, referred to the head office. Matters pertaining to day-to-day administration, liaison with schools, pre and post examination arrangements are all dealt with by the respective regional offices.

 

Main objectives of CBSE are

    • To define appropriate approaches to academic activities to provide stress-free, child-centered and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality
    • To analyze and monitor the quality of academic activities by collecting the feedback from different stakeholders
    • To develop norms for implementation of various academic activities including quality issues; to control and coordinate the implementation of various academic and training programmes of the Board; to organize academic activities and to supervise other agencies involved in the process
    • To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles.
    • To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way
    • To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the National goals
    • To organize various capacity building and empowerment programmes to update the professional competency of teachers
    • To prescribe conditions of examinations and conduct public examination at the end of Class X and XII. To grant qualifying certificates to successful candidates of the affiliated schools.
    • To fulfill the educational requirements of those students whose parents were employed in transferable jobs
    • To prescribe and update the course of instructions for examinations
  • To affiliate institutions for the purpose of examination and raise the academic standards of the country.

 

The prime focus of the CBSE Board is on:

    • Innovations in teaching-learning methodologies by devising students friendly and students centered paradigms
    • Reforms in examinations and evaluation practices.
    • Skill learning by adding job-oriented and job-linked inputs
  • Regularly updating the pedagogical skills of the teachers and administrators by conducting in-service training programmes, workshops etc.

 

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Regional offices of CBSE

Ajmer Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Inderjeet Singh
Regional Officer
0145-2627460, 2629928roajmer[dot]cbse[at]nic[dot]in0145-2421543
Dr. Sadhna Parashar
Director(Regd. Office)
0145-2621228

director[dot]cbseajmer[at]

gmail[dot]com

0145-2634135
Vikas Arora
Assistant Secretary
0145-2634107vikas[dot]arora[at]live[dot]com
Snigdha Ghosh
Assistant Secretary
0145-2634108

snigdhaghoshcbse[at]

rediffmail[dot]com

Arvinder Kaur
Assistant Secretary
0145-2634106arvinderkaursuri[at]yahoo[dot]com
General Enquiry0145-2634134,2634111, 2634100

Allahabad Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Piush Sharma
Regional Officer
0532-2400119contactpiush[at]gmail[dot]com,
roallahabad.cbse[at]nic[dot]in
0532-2408977
Vijay Singh Yadav
Assistant Secretary
0532-2400626vijaysinghcbse[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Rakesh Sharma
Assistant Secretary
0532-2400473rscbse[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in

Bhubaneswar Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Manoj Kr. Srivastava
Regional Officer
0674-2542312, 2548812rocbsebbsr[at]rediffmail[dot]com
robhubaneshwar.cbse[at]nic[dot]in
0674-2547312
Manish Agarwal
Assistant Secretary
0674-2548512manishcbse105[at]gmail[dot]com
Lalit Kumar Kapil
Assistant Secretary
0674-2548612lalit[dot]cbse2013[at]gmail[dot]com
Jagbandhu Pradhan
Assistant Secretary
0674-2548426jpradhan[dot]cbse[at]gmail[dot]com

Chennai Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Mahesh D. Dharmadhikari
Joint Secretary &
Regional Officer
044-26162213, 26162214, 26161100, 26162011rochennai.cbse[at]nic[dot]in044-26162212
G.Chandira
Deputy Secretary
044-26164991pgro[dot]rochennai[at]gmail[dot]com
R. Venkatesh
Assistant Secretary
044-26164995admn[dot]cbsechennai[at]gmail[dot]com

Dehradun Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Ranber Singh
Regional Officer
0135-2757766roddn[dot]cbse[at]nic[dot]in
roddn[dot]cbse[at]gmail[dot]com
0135-2757733
Gopal Dutt
Assistant Secretary
0135-2753250gdatt26[at]gmail[dot]com
Shekhar Chandra
Assistant Secretary
0135-2753250s[dot]chandra[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Rakesh Bhakat
Accounts Officer
0135-2753250
Technical Queries+91-7579214383
General Enquiry0135-2757744
0135-2753248
0135-2753250
0135-2753251

Delhi Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
RJ Khanderao
Regional Officer
011-22248885rodelhi.cbse[at]nic[dot]in011-22248990
I.M. Catherine
Joint Secretary (IT)
011-22236195, 22236180catherine[at]cbse[dot]gov[dot]in
Smt Raj Rani Sharma
Deputy Secretary
011-22236110ddo[dot]cbse[at]gmail[dot]com
Meenu Joshi
Assistant Secretary
011-22248153cbseabcellxii[at]gmail[dot]com
Poonam Sachdeva
Assistant Secretary
011- 22239069mmrodonline[at]gmail[dot]com
Chunni Lal
Assistant Secretary
011-22248883asexamx[at]gmail[dot]com
Anita Shukla
Assistant Secretary
011-22236113cbserodadmn[at]gmail[dot]com
Gopal Ram
Assistant Secretary
011-22236116aisscerod[dot]cbse[at]gmail[dot]com
Punam
Assistant Secretary
011-22236174pkaffl[at]gmail[dot]com

Guwahati Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
P I Sabu
Regional Director (North East)
0361-2333333pisabu[dot]cbse[at]nic[dot]in
Sanjib Das
Regional Officer
0361-2333333, 2331995, 2338995roguwahati[dot]cbse[at]nic[dot]in
sanjib_as[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
0361-2330992
J Barman
Assistant Secretary
jbasrog[at]gmail[dot]com
Thongkholet Mate
Assistant Secretary
m[dot]tklgangte[at]gmail[dot]com
Rajib Barua
Assistant Secretary
baruacbse2015[at]gmail[dot]com

Panchkula Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
DR. Joseph Emmanuel
Joint Secretary & Regional Officer
0172-2585193ropanchkula[dot]cbse[at]nic[dot]in0172-2585163
Anjali
Deputy Director
0172-2565767anjali[dot]cbse11[at]gmail[dot]com
Jatinder Kr. Jain Assistant Secretary (I.T.)0172-2585577jkjain71[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Shvetta Arora
Assistant Secretary
0172-2583547shvetta.cbse[at]gmail[dot]com
Seema Khakha
Assistant Secretary
0172-2583547seemalakhra7[at]gmail[dot]com
Ajay Gupta
Assistant Secretary
0172-2583547ajaykrgupta196[at]gmail[dot]com

Patna Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Lakhan Lal Meena
Regional Officer
0612-2295048ropatna.cbse[at]nic[dot]in0612-2295008
Rajesh Kumar Gupta
Assistant Secretary
0612-2295080rkgupta[at]cbse[dot]gov[dot]in
Ram Veer
Assistant Secretary

 


Thiruvananthapuram Region

Contact:

NameTelephoneEmailFax
Dinesh Ram
Regional Officer (I/C)
Tel: 0471-2534496, 2534405rotrivandrum.cbse[at]nic[dot]in0471-2534406
Vikas Kumar Agrawal
Assistant Secretary
0471-2530445kumarid3[at]gmail[dot]com
General Enquiry0471-2534404