Budget 2017: CBSE to focus only on academics, free from conducting examinations.

In today's budget i.e. General Budget 2017, the Finance minister said that CBSE will be freed from conducting examinations and it will focus majorly on academics and transform education within the country.

What is CBSE?

The Central Board of Secondary Education (abbreviated as CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by central government of India.

Role Of CBSE:

Following are the role and objectives of CBSE in general:

  • To define appropriate approaches of 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 programs 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 programs 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 of examinations
  • To affiliate institutions for the purpose of examination and raise the academic standards of the country.
  • 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 programs, workshops etc.


Keynotes in education sector from Budget 2017:

  • A single authority will conduct entrance tests for all higher institutions like JEE, NEET, NET and other prestigious exams
  • National Testing Agency will be set up to conduct all the entrance examination, freeing CBSE, AICTE and other agencies
  • Skill strengthening to be implemented from this year with a budget of Rs 2,200 crore
  • Greater autonomy will be provided to major institutes
  • UGC will be reformed for higher education, colleges and institutions will give more autonomy
  • Government will focus on the true potential of the youth
  • Job-creating packages for textile sector
  • Good quality institutions which will possess better quality and education
  • Access to SWAYAM education portal online, which will be introduced with 350 online courses
  • 100 international centers will be launched across the country for the youth to seek jobs outside India
  • Sankalp, a market relating trading program will be launched
  • Quality and market relevance will be noted in vocational training



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