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January 7, 2018

CBSE vs ICSE vs IGCSE vs IB - which one is better (Answered!)

Although it is too early to talk o this topic but if you as parent are wondering which curriculum is better than the other, and looking for comparision between CBSE, ICSE, IB and IGCSE then you may want to head to this article that gives you a detailed view which is easy to understand.

Get to know the History of these boards, understand the key differences between Curriculum & Course Content, and how they run Exams and Boards operate, and even look at how the Assessments, Tests and Exams are different across these education board and lot more. 

Hope you find this article useful.

March 1, 2017

Delhi parents are rushing to Gurgaon to secure seat....?

As nursery admission in Delhi schools have not started, a number of parents are rushing to Gurgaon to secure a seat for their little ones. Some parents said Gurgaon schools offer more choice, both in terms of curriculum and infrastructure.
While admission process in Gurgaon schools started on August 1, Delhi schools will open their counters only be the end of the year.
“Delhi schools offer fewer seats and the admission process is comparatively tough. But in Gurgaon, the scenario is the opposite. Also, most schools provide bus services to Delhi and so admitting my child in another city is not a problem,” Latika Pant of Green Park in New Delhi, said.
Schools such as Delhi Public School (Sector 45), DPS (Sushant Lok), The HDFC School, Suncity World School, Amity International School, Millennium School, Ridge Valley School, Vega Schools, Lotus Valley International School, Scottish High International School and KR Mangalam School have already started their admission process. Others are likely to follow suit by the end of the month.
Parents also said Gurgaon schools are affiliated to different educational boards, including CBSE, Cambridge IGCSE, ICSE and International Baccalaureate (IB), giving them more choice.
Jasmine Joy of Aya Nagar said, “My husband and I have studied in schools affiliated to ICSE and we want our child to study under the same board. Gurgaon has maximum number of schools in Delhi-NCR with the same board.”
“The better schools around my home are on the other side of the border, in Gurgaon. I do not want my child to compromise on her development and education. Plus, most of the schools are offering at least 100 seats, giving more chance to my daughter,” Manju Pande of Kapashera said.
Authorities of Gurgaon schools said they are getting more application and enquiries from Delhi this year.
Avishek Roy, head, community outreach, Vega Schools, said, “A lot of parents, especially from south Delhi localities such as Chhatarpur, Aya Nagar and Saket, are enquiring about the school. We are a new establishment and a lot of queries are coming forward from word-of-mouth.”
Peeya Sharma, principal of Ryan International School, Sector 40, said even last year the school received 100 applications from Delhi. “There are a number of reasons for parents to apply here. The most important is early admissions and more seats. We are expecting a similar or higher number of requests this year too.”
Though most institutions are welcoming parents from Delhi, a few schools are also denying their requests.
“Parents from Delhi are coming to the school daily to take or submit forms as the admission process is considerably easy in Gurgaon. But, we are not accepting the requests as the school is not providing transport facility to Delhi and giving the children admission would compromise with their security,” Anita Makkar, principal, The HDFC School in Sector 57, said.

December 21, 2016

Class 10 exam comeback evokes mixed reactions

Class X Board exams are set to make a comeback from 2018 but schools in the Capital have a mixed opinion about the move with some saying it will put pressure on students and many others welcoming the change.
According to sources, in its governing body meet, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided that compulsory Class X board exams will make a comeback under which 80% weightage would be given to the written exam and 20% to internal assessment by the schools.
The recommendations will now be sent to the HRD ministry for approval. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has been in favour of reintroducing the exam.
Principals said implementation of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was anyway difficult in government schools owing to the large number of students in one classroom, introduced seven years ago, aimed at improving activity-based learning.
“Under CCE nobody was actually focusing on learning because teachers were busy in making files. Till Class VIII anyway the student passes and then you had CCE which meant a lot of students from government schools just entered Class XI without really having studied or tested on anything,” said Rajeshwari Kapri, principal of Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Sonia Vihar.


CBSE Class X boards back from 2018 with strict implementation of three language formula

Students of the Central Board of Secondary Exams or CBSE will have to take board exams after Class X compulsorily from 2018. The proposal was unanimously cleared by the CBSE Board of Governors today. 
Right now it is optional for CBSE students to choose either board exam or school based examination

Main Changes

  • Compulsory Class X board exam from 2018
  • Written exam to have 80% weightage and internal assessment 20%
  • Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education should follow a Three-language formula whereby they teach Hindi, English and one language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution.
  • Foreign languages should be taught as the fourth language/elective in schools.

August 8, 2016

Gurgaon parents are confused over curriculum board CBSE/IB/IGCSE/ICSE ??

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The nursery admissions have started for almost half of the schools in the city and the parents are battling with dilemma over fee structures, schools and curriculums. With the introduction of International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge IGCSE in many schools, choosing curriculum has become a more significant decision than ever.

Currently schools in Gurgaon offer IB, CBSE, ICSE and Cambridge. Some even offer more than one curriculum. According the parents due to more options and lack of information, they are unable to decide on the curriculum. 
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Nursery schools in Gurgaon costlier than IITs...

In what should rile parents of private school students in Gurgaon, it has been revealed by a survey conducted by a parents' forum in Delhi/NCR that on average, nursery schools charge more than the fee for an undergraduate course at IITs.

Conducted by Admission Nursery, the survey says a parent in Gurgaon pays an average of Rs 3 lakh a year for a year in the nursery class of a CBSE school. Most CBSE schools charge anything between Rs 2.8 lakh and Rs 3.7 lakh, whereas IITs charge a maximum of Rs 2 lakh per annum, along with overhead charges such as fees for accommodation, admission, campus management, etc., that does not exceed Rs 30,000.

One-time charges in schools — that are paid at the time of admission — are as high as Rs 1 lakh. Tuition fees for nursery classes range from Rs 80,000 to Rs 1.9 lakh per year. Most CBSE schools in Gurgaon charge admission fees, which are non-refundable, that are 20-50 times higher than Delhi schools.

"Schools in Delhi charge about Rs 500-1,500 as admission fees. In comparison, Gurgaon schools charge anything between Rs 30,000 and Rs 80,000, which is non-refundable. That means, if my child makes it to a better school, I will have to bear the loss. However, we have no option but to give in to the demands of private schools," said Nyra Gupta, a resident of Sector 45, who wants to get her daughter admitted in a good CBSE school in Gurgaon.

Sakshi Chopra, a parent from South City II, said, "Parents here are paying the price of lack of regulation by district authorities. There is no uniformity of charges sought by schools. I don't think there is anything exceptional in these schools. We're just paying the price of living in an expensive city."

In Delhi, no school is allowed to charge over Rs 25 for the admission form. In Gurgaon, schools charge a 4-digit fee for that. Moreover, it is not mandatory for parents in Delhi to buy a prospectus, while many schools in Gurgaon make it compulsory.

August 6, 2016

Gurgaon parents protest hike in school fees

Parents of students in private schools of the city protested against the fees hike, on Sunday. As many as 200 parents gathered at Huda City Centre in the morning, demanding a rollback of the fees hike.
Parents alleged that schools are not adhering to the Haryana School Education Act 1995 & Rules 2003.Parents said they went on the protest as they are fed up with government apathy on the fee hike issue.
“We want compliance of CBSE affiliation norms by schools, more transparency in the audit process and better focus on parent-teacher associations and safety of children on campus,” Bharat Bhushan, a parent, said.
“For this academic session, there was a hike of 15%-17%; we had protested on the issue earlier and the school had rolled back 2%. The hike is not justified,” Pawan Diwan, a protesting parent, said.
Parents said they plan to approach the district education officials and obtain Form 6, which has the fee details and financials of the school. They will then approach the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee and demand a fees audit, if irregularities are found.
Schools can charge fees under five different subheads -- admission fees, tuition fees, sports fees, people fund and science fund. “Schools have opened their own shops through which they sell items such as books and uniforms, at a premium, and never answer when we ask them to justify the overheads,” Anuj Chauhan, a parent, said.
Parents said they are upset with the state government for allowing at least four city schools to go ahead with the fees hike by staying an order of the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee (FFRC). The FFRC had, on May 2, stayed any fees hike by schools until the final audit results were declared.
According to the rules, Haryana schools can charge tuition fees and 3 funds (Red Cross fund, child welfare fund & sports fund).
“Fees hike is a problem when parents are kept out of the decision making body. The PTA (parents teachers association) of a school is constituted at the order of the school, without allowing parents to select their representatives. Any parent who files a complaint with the school is never considered for the PTA body,” Harish Ahuja of Sector 27 said.
After several complaints by parents, a regulatory committee was formed last year to audit nine private schools, following an order by the Fee and Fund regulatory committee.
In February, an audit by the district administration found that four private schools in Gurgaon overcharging. The team had audited seven schools, of which four were found violating section 198 of Haryana State Education rules, which states that schools can only charge education fees.
The district education officer declined to comment, starting that the matter is being looked into by the state.
Colonel (retired) Pratap Singh, director of CCA School in Sector 4 and president of HPSC(Haryana progressive school conference) said, “Parents want to admit their children in the best schools, being fully aware of the fees structure, but after admissions, don’t want to pay. Hardly 10% of parents who have issues with the fees.”


September 26, 2015

Difference between CBSE vs ICSE vs IGCSE vs IB - history, exams, tests, recognition and more!

Heading for Nursery Admissions Delhi-NCR ? or for that matter in any city in India and wondering which schools you should get your kid admitted to - CBSE or ICSE or IGCSE, or may be IB?

Here is an article that will make your job easy, and how! It is to the point, and gives you quick dive into History of these boards, Curriculum and Course Content, Exams and Exam Boards, Assessments & Tests, Recognition of each board, and Availability!

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August 20, 2015

August 14, 2014

Top 8 schools in India with Highest average aggregate

It's Chennai on top with three of its schools scoring the highest average aggregate in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams in 2014. Following Chennai's three DAVs is the Heritage School of Gurgaon in fourth position.

Analysis of the results showed there are eight schools in India whose average aggregate is 90% and above (English and best four subjects). State-wise too, Tamil Nadu leads with the highest average aggregate of 80.7%. However, good performance is not restricted only to schools in metros as the two schools which have 100% students scoring 80% and above are from Satna in Madhya Pradesh and Jalgaon in Maharashtra.

The three schools with the highest nationwide average aggregate are DAV Girls Senior Secondary, Lloyds Road, DAV Senior Secondary, Mogappair, and DAV Boys Senior Secondary, Lloyds Road, all from Chennai, with 91%, 90.7% and 90.6%, respectively. In all, there are eight schools among the private and Kendriya Vidyalayas affiliated to CBSE which have average aggregate (which includes English and best of four subjects) of 90% and above.

In all, 1.59 lakh (27.8%) students scored 80% and above in aggregate and 51,000 students (9%) scored 90% and above-the highest ever in the history of CBSE. There are 554 CBSE schools which recorded an average aggregate of 80% and above.
School-wise analysis of the results revealed there are 46 schools where more than 50% students scored an aggregate of 90% or above. Of these, nine schools are from Delhi, eight from Chennai, six from Bangalore, two from Kolkata and one from Mumbai. Eleven schools are from Delhi-NCR in this category. Hyderabad is missing from this group. There are also 711 schools where more than 50% of students scored 80% and above.

Interestingly, good performance is not limited to schools from urban areas. The top three schools in the category in which 90% students scored 80% and above in aggregate are from areas like Mankahari in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, Jalgaon in Maharashtra and Balehonnur in Chickmagalur, Karnataka. While 100% of students from B V B Prism School, Mankahari, in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jalgaon, Maharashtra scored 80% and above, in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chickmagalur, 97.6% students scored 80% and above.

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