CBSE Completes 90 years, HRD to release coffee table book Chronicling them

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to release a coffee table book giving a glimpse into 9 decades of the education board’s existence. The schools that have completed 100 years will also find a mention in the book.

The board’s journey from its initiation as the Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana in 1929 to one of the biggest school education boards in world has been chronicled in the said coffee-table book.

The first board of education to be set up in the country was the U.P. board, set up in the year 1921 . It was followed by a joint board which was set up in 1929 for all the areas which was named as the Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana which later was called the CBSE.

The CBSE, as we know it today, came into existence in the year 1952, with the reconstitution coming in the year 1962 which saw its jurisdiction extended.

“The coffee table book which has over 100 pictures has chronicled the nine decades of the board’s existence and its ultimately becoming the biggest board of the world. We have over 20,000 schools affiliated in India, besides the schools in 23 other countries. It has been a long developmental ride,” a senior CBSE official reported.

“The different changes that took place in the board’s structure and way of functioning, contribution by various heads, the growth journey, the changes the board brought to country’s social fabric and the way forward. There is a pictorial description of everything in the book which has been curated after browsing through the archives in detail,” the official added.

The book will be launched at the 25th National Annual Conference of Sahodaya complexes in New Delhi on November 1st and 2nd, which will be attended by 1,200 principals of CBSE schools from across the globe.


Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

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