Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the first education system to be adopted in India in the year 1952.
The board conducts final examinations every spring for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10 and 12. The board also annually conducted the AIEEE exam for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in numerous colleges spread over India. However the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013. The common examination is now called JEE (Mains). CBSE also conducts AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) for admission to major medical colleges in India. In 2014, the conduct of the National Eligibility Test for grant of junior research fellowship and eligibility for assistant professor in institutions of higher learning was outsourced to CBSE. Apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teachers’ eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test. With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest exam conducting body in the world.
Vietnam’s interest in CBSE system-
It seems CBSE has crossed the international borders now. Convinced by the course pattern of 3 subjects of CBSE receiving popularity world over, Vietnam has expressed its interest to seek help from India regarding its primary school education.
During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India had a good primary school system.
Vietnamese showed interest to work with India on possible ventures for cooperation at the primary level, as per Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.
On this, Navneet Kalia is into getting surety of system’s footings in south-eastern country. Navneet Kalia is the founder and chairman of Ismart Education. Being in Vietnam since 17 years, he has introduced CBSE teaching method in three subjects – Math, Science and English – in primary classes across 25 schools in major cities in Vietnam.
He appreciates CBSE by saying that the subjects are the subjects without any bias, religion or anything.
“When one talks about educations, everybody thinks of Cambridge and American system. I want everyone to talk about CBSE system,” he told a group of visiting Indian reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by the Indian High Commission here.