Bhubaneswar: The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has taken a decision to restructure its affiliation system for various schools across the country.
The new reforms are in compliance with the National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020. The move aims at streamlining the entire affiliation process, facilitating convenience for schools wanting or preparing to apply under various categories of affiliation.
As per the latest CBSE notification, the application process for various categories will be active 2021 onwards, and will have three windows-March 1 to 31, June 1 to 30 and September 1 to 30.
For extension of affiliation, the application window will open once a year from March 1 to May 31, the notification read.
Although the CBSE affiliation system is completely online since 2006, the restructured system will be completely digital and based on data-analytics with least human interface.
Before applying for affiliation, schools must ensure that they meet all mandatory requirements as per the Affiliation Byelaws.
-Registration of schools on CBSE website with all documents including No Objection Certificate (NOC), Recognition Certificate, Society/Trust/Company registration, land certificate and safety certificate.
-As per CBSE, once the schools submit an application for affiliation, the details will be analysed by the system as per the rules of the Affiliation Bye-laws. An inspection committee will be constituted immediately for the purpose of inspection of affiliation.
“A detailed document on CBSE School Affiliation System containing the re-structured online procedure for affiliation, documents required for application for affiliation, modalities and SOP for inspection, guidelines for inspection committee, videos for various processes will be soon uploaded on the CBSE website,” a notification signed by CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi said.