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Ramakanta Biswas

In a major announcement, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday said that no prior approval is required by the students from foreign boards to seek admission in the schools affiliated to it in India.
 
“Hereinafter, admissions can be provided to the students by the schools without seeking any approval from the CBSE,” the Board said in a circular issued today.

According to the circular, the decision to do away with the prior approval system has been taken in view of shifting of many families to India from abroad in the post period of Covid-19 pandemic. 

“In the post period of Corona Pandemic, many families are shifting to India because of various reasons. Therefore, many students studying abroad in foreign boards are joining schools affiliated to the CBSE,” the CBSE circular stated. 

“As admissions are given to the students of other Boards based on the equivalency of classes of two different Boards, hence every time when students are shifting from foreign Boards to the CBSE, they are applying through school to the CBSE to accord them approval to seek the admission in Classes IX to XII based on the equivalency,” it added.
  
“Keeping the current circumstances and problems faced by these students and their families, CBSE has decided that now onward, no prior approval is required by the students from the Board to seek admission in the schools affiliated to the CBSE,” the circular undersigned by CBSE Controller of Examination Sanyam Bhardwaj stated.  

The Board said a list of equivalency of Classes X and XII of foreign Boards with similar classes of the CBSE has been hosted on CBSE website.

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