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Board Exam-How to Score High Marks-Important Tips for Students-Exam Preparation Tips and Tricks

Students,teacher, school management and parents are little worried about the board(CBSE, ICSE, CIE intermediate, advance level) examination. Students are worried too much. The giant question is “How to Prepare/How to Memories/How to Manage Time for All Subjects” etc. Experienced educator, capable parent and skilled researcher agree on one essential aspect of learning that complete knowledge of prescribed syllabus, proper planning and regular study throughout the academic session help a lot for getting good marks in annual/board examination. A wise student plans ahead for the examination based on his own capacity, capability and proficiency.

In several countries examination system heavily depends on the students’ performance in a scheduled annual/board examination.  Proper planning of a Student helps him to cope up all different types of examination related stress timely.Understanding of Question Paper Pattern is one the most crucial aspect forgetting good marks in board examination. The basic question arises that who will plan and how will chalk out the plan.

Having Knowledge of prescribed syllabus

Wise student develop a better understanding of prescribed syllabus in whole academic year with the help of self-study, teacher and in some case parent. Student covers all syllabuses without distinguishing between interested and non -interesting topic. There is nothing like interested and uninterested topics in prescribed syllabus. Examination expert sets question paper based on complete syllabus.

Having Knowledge of Question Paper Pattern

Wise student develops a better understanding of question paper pattern with the help of teacher. S/he tries to draw an outline of question paper i.e.

a.       How many questions will be there in a set of question paper?

b.       How many sections i.e. Section A, Section B will be there in a question paper?

c.       What will be weight-age of each question in different sections?

d.       What will be nature of questions in different sections?

e.       What is different typology of questions i.e. based on ‘remembering’, ‘understanding’,application etc?

f.        Will there be internal question choice in different sections?

g.       What are words length mentioned for each question?

h.       What is duration of examination?

i.         How s/he will attempt all the questions within prescribed exam time?

Having Knowledge of Nature of Questions Section wise

Wise student plans ahead on the basis of different types of questions mentioned in a section. Suppose that  Science will consist of 27 questions, however an internal choice will be provided in three questions of 3 marks each, two questions of 5 marks each and one question(for assessing the practical skills) of 2 marks.

Having Knowledge of Different Questions Typology 

Wise student essential needs to plan like question numbers 3 to 5 in Section B,  are of two marks. The word length of these questions will be about 30 words each. When a student prepares plan for writing these questions,she finds out that out of 3 questions in this specific section, one question will be based on ‘remembering’ (knowledge based on simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories, identity,define, recite, information) or in ‘Social Science’ question from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Out of 7 questions weight-age of 5 marks, word limit 100, 1 question will be based on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), and 2 questions will be application based (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations, use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem), 2 questions will be based on ‘understanding’ and another 2 questions will be based on ‘remembering’. 

Having Capability to Write Quality Content/Quality Answer

The most crucial point which a wise student remembers while planning that is typology of question i.e. based on Application, HOTS, and Multidisciplinary should be answered according to nature of question. The content of answer of these different types of questions change(choice of words, use of different types of sentence i.e. assertive sentence,descriptive sentence, factual sentence, comparative, data analysis,interpretation of data,  etc). Indeed, this helps wise students in developing concise, precise, accurate and detailed quality content purely based on the nature and demand of a particular question.

Having Skill to Manage Time Properly    

What do you think? If a student is very brilliant i.e. having command on subject, having clear concept , having vast knowledge on  nature of question paper etc but having very poor time managing skill; will s/he able to write all questions in a given time frame! Student cannot increase and decrease duration of examination. S/he can only develop skill of managing time wisely. Examination time is purely not Jio Internet Pack which we can buy even after finishing given value pack (1GB/2GB)on daily basis. Wise student plans for each and every section of question paper i.e.

a.       Total Time (Hour/Minutes) of Examination

b.       Time taken in other essential official work in the examination hall

c.       Total number of questions

d.       Consumed time on a question

e.       Complexity level of question

f.        Time for written answer revision

A wise student investigates, inquires and thinks over best planning, moreover s/he works on executing early discussed and developed plan in the examination hall forgetting good marks in board exam. S/he tries several times well before examination in terms of developing concepts, relevant illustration, writing skill and practicing different question paper. Practice and review of outcome will help each and every aspirant to achieve high score. So, be the first to do it! Will You—–

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Student Almanac Important Tips and Techniques for Ensuring Quality Learning

Student Almanac Importance and Benefits for Ensuring Quality Education

Student Almanac is an effective tool for student, teacher and parent for keeping information for a long time. ‘Student Almanac’ is abridge for connecting among student, class teacher, subject teacher, school and parents. Proper use of ‘Student Almanac’ ensures quality learning. Teacher and parent can ensure effective learning using Student Almanac. Proper use of‘Student Almanac’ can bring overall massive change in student’s learning outcome. ‘Student Almanac’ is basically a reminder tool. It is generally observed that active learner uses ‘Student Almanac’ properly which reflects in his overall personality.

Intensive Observation of ‘Student Almanac’

When we were going through‘Student Almanac’ in a surprise check, we found that homework which was written by the student on daily basis; that was not in uniform manner. All sincere students of the class write all the information given by concerned teacher on proper place. If a student is writing all the information properly and clearly;it means that s/he is sincere about his/her learning. Since s/he wrote all the information, it means s/he will try to complete it also on time for showing to their concerned teacher. This type of student is ready to take pain at home for completing his/her teachers’ assigned work.

Finding of Student Almanac Observation

Going through the ‘Student Almanac’ of class 4th; we found that 20/40 students wrote all the information date wise i.e. homework given by all teachers in detail, 10/40 students wrote the homework however it was not written systematically, 3/40 students could not bring their ‘Student Almanac’ regularly, 2/40 students brought ‘Student Almanac’ but could not write homework for a long time and 5/40 students have not ‘Student Almanac’ due to several reasons. We found horrible condition in class 6th where so many good students have not been maintaining their ‘Student Almanac’ properly for a long time. Subject teacher and class teacher have not noticed their faults.

After going through more than thousands ‘Student Almanac’ in several ‘academic session’, we noticed so many general characteristics among learners. These are as follows:-

Good students maintain their ‘Student Almanac’ properly i.e.

  1. Write complete information on Information page
  2. Write homework on daily basis
  3. Write all subject homework given by  subject teachers
  4. Show ‘Student Almanac’ regularly to his parent
  5. Bring ‘Student Almanac’ on daily basis
  6. Get his/her parent’s signature wherever it is required

General Students maintain their ‘Student Almanac’ halfheartedly i.e.

  1. Do not write complete information on Information Page
  2. Do not write homework on daily basis (alternate day or leaving 1-2 days )
  3. Do not write complete homework (may leave 1-2 subject)
  4. Do not show his Student Almanac to the parent

How ‘Student Almanac’ is an effective tool for teacher and parent?

Since, student note downs each and every activity on daily basis in his ‘Student Almanac’ which can be seen by teacher, class teacher, principal and parent on any time. Principal can also verifies completion of syllabus with teachers’ data. Parent can help his wards for mentioned activities in ‘Student Almanac’ according to learners’ age and class. Parent can see the current status of syllabus i.e.

  1. Which lesson is being taught by the teacher?
  2. Which lesson has been completed by the subject teacher?
  3. What types of homework is being given by the subject teacher?
  4. How much homework/other assignments have been given by different teachers?
  5. What is dead line for completing different assignments given by differentteachers on different occasions?

Why Student Almanac is an effective tool for teacher and the principal?

A wise educator can identify several personality and learning characteristics of a learner through ‘Student Almanac’ i.e.

a.       Students’ regularity

b.       Students’ punctuality

c.       Students’ Sincerity

d.       Students Attitude towards learning

‘Student Almanac’ can be used more efficiently and beneficially by the class teacher, subject teacher and the parents. So many students return back to school and announce that they did not get homework and they have completed all tasks. When parent checks it,s/he finds that there is no homework, however the student has not written the homework. Next day if a teacher asks her about completion of home work; student gives some ready made excuses i.e. could not bring his notebook due to this reason. Most of the parents are facing same problems. Students do not share school activities report with parents. Parent feels helplessness due to non cooperation of students. This helplessness can be overcome with the help of ‘Student Almanac’.

 “How we can do it” is a big question, however regular check of ‘Student Almanac’ by the teacher, subject teacher and parent can solve all problems.

I.                     If the class verifies‘Student Almanac’ on daily basis

ii.                   If the subject teacher verifies ‘Student Almanac’ on daily basis

iii.                 If the parent verifies‘Student Almanac’ on daily basis

It is prime duty of subject teacher, class teacher, school principal and parent to investigate and inquire about the day to day activities of student for keeping eagle eyes on the learners’ progress. Good academic performer always shows attentiveness in almost all class activities. The way a learner maintains his/her Student Almanac, is the way the student’s performance can be observed. Concerned subject teacher, school principal and parent can use this tool effectively for monitoring poor academic performers. In fact, “Student Almanac” can be effectively used for monitoring different types of learner. So let be 1st to keep an eagle eye on your students!

Rajeev Ranjan

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Affiliation Fee Under Various Heads/Fee for CBSE Affiliation/CBSE Affiliation Norms

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

(Notification Date:-18th October 2018)

Schedule of Fee under Various Heads (Appendix-I)

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018 mentioned 23 “Fee Heads” in Appendix-I under the title “Schedule of Fee under Various Heads” on page no-46.

Affiliation Fee Under Various Heads-Fee for CBSE Affiliation-CBSE Affiliation Norms-Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

  1. We can find several questions answer in this article……………………………….
  2. What is CBSE Affiliation Fee for Approval for Middle Class Syllabus in India and Abroad under General Affiliation/Regular Affiliation Category?
  3. What is CBSE Affiliation Fee for Fresh Affiliation up to Secondary Level in India and Abroad under General Affiliation/Regular Affiliation Category?
  4. What is CBSE Affiliation Fee for “Up gradation to Secondary” Level in India and Abroad under General Affiliation/Regular Affiliation Category?
  5. What is CBSE Affiliation Fee for Fresh Affiliation up to Senior Secondary Level in India and Abroad under General Affiliation/Regular Affiliation Category?

Source:-

Kindly  visit CBSE Official Website for more Updates      

Rajeev Ranjan

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Leadership -10 Best Quotes on Qualities and Characteristics of a Leader

Leadership -“You Too”

What are qualities of a good leader?   What are the characteristics of a good leader? What is leadership ?

We are unique individuals. We possess unique leadership quality to lead oneself, family and professional life, however conscience, clear vision, self confidence, strong determination  and  strong will power to take a wise decision at right time and at right place are core essential qualities of a leader. Rajeev Ranjan

Rajeev Ranjan

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School Management Committee/CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018 Guidelines for Constituting SMC

School Management Committee (SMC)

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

(Notification Date:-18th October 2018)

School Management Committee (Chapter 8)

CBSE Rules for School Management Committee Mentioned in Affiliation Bye- Laws 2018

CBSE Guidelines for constituting of School Management Committee (SMC)

What is objective of School Management Committee in CBSE schools?

Who can be the member of School Management Committee in CBSE School?

How we can constitute School Management Committee in school?

How to form School Management Committee in CBSE School?

How many members can be included in School Management Committee?

How many members can be included in CBSE Secondary or Senior Secondary School?

What can be tenure of School Management Committee members?

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018 mentioned clearly on page number (20/69) chapter 8 “School Management Committee” under section 8.1 to 8.3 that:-

Subject to relevant provision in the education Act of the State/UT concerned, every affiliated school should have a scheme of management as per following clauses.

8.1 All the school affiliated with the board shall have a School Management Committee as stipulated in RTE 2009, any other enactment of regulations framed by the State/Appropriate Government.

8.2 Composition of School Management Committee:

8.2.1 The management committee of a recognized school shall consist of not more than fifteen members; and the management committee of a private unaided school shall consist of not more than twenty one members;

However in case of senior secondary schools offering vocational subject additional member(s) (subject expert (s) as per subject offered may be appointed.

8.2.2 Subject to the provisions of clause 8.1 and the total number of members specified in clause 8.2.1, every management committee shall include the following namely:-

(a) The Head of the School. S/he will be a Member Secretory of the School Management Committee;

(b) Two parents of student studying in the school. One father and one mother of students specifically in co-educational schools;

(c) Two teachers of the school;

(d) Two other persons (of whom one shall be woman); who are, or have been teacher, teachers of any other school or of any college, to be nominated by the Trust/Society/Company;

(e) Two members to be nominated by the Board;

(f) The remaining members to be nominated or elected as the case may be, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Trust/Society/Company running the school

(g) Members may be nominated as per the conditions, if any, laid down in the “No objection Certificate”

(h) At least fifty percent members should be women.

Provided further that the above provisions shall be implemented with immediate effect and the school affiliated earlier and not complying with above provisions shall be required to take remedial measures with suitable qualified substitutes within a year of notification of this byelaw.

8.3 The term of the members of the Management Committee shall be of three years. A member can be re-nominated for another term but a member cannot remain in office for more than two consecutive terms except ex-officio members and the members of the Trust/Society/Company.

 Source:-

http://cbse.nic.in/attach/Affiliation_Bye_Laws_2018-pages-3-74.pdf

Kindly visit CBSE Official Website for more Updates

http://cbse.nic.in

 

Rajeev Ranjan

Land Requirement for CBSE Affiliation/Land Ownership Norms for CBSE Affiliation/Affiliation Bye Laws 2018

CBSE Affiliation Norms/Period  of Affiliation Granted for a CBSE School/CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

CBSE Affiliation Norms/Essential conditions for affiliation of schools/CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

CBSE Affiliation Norms/Categories of Affiliation/Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Believe in Yourself—–“Act Now”——” You can”

“Act Now”

” You can”—–Believe in Yourself

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”—Walt Disney

How to increase our confidence to face challenges? 

Rajeev Ranjan

School Teacher

Teaching is an art

Top 10 Education Quotes for Students Teachers Parents and Educationist

Life Changing Positive Thoughts of World Great Personality 

Life Changing Positive Thoughts -Positive Vibrations of Life

10 Life Changing Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts/ Do not wait- Start

 

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10 Life Changing Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts/ Do not wait- Start

Life Changing Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts/Quotes 

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”—George Herbert

Rajeev Ranjan

Life Changing Positive Thoughts -Positive Vibrations of Life

Life Changing Positive Thoughts of World Great Personality 

Top 10 Education Quotes for Students Teachers Parents and Educationist

School Teacher

Top 10 Education Quotes for Students Teachers Parents and Educationist

Teaching is an art

 

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Land Requirement for CBSE Affiliation/Land Ownership Norms for CBSE Affiliation/Affiliation Bye Laws 2018

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

(Notification Date:-18th October 2018)

Land Requirement

 (Chapter 3) (Page no. 10, 11, 12/69)

 

Land requirement for a CBSE school

Land requirement for starting a CBSE school in Municipal Authorities of cities with a population exceeding 15 lakhs

Land requirement for starting a CBSE school Municipal Authorities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram cities only of National Capital Region

Land requirement for starting a CBSE School in Hill stations

Land requirement for a starting CBSE school in Sikkim/Arunachal Pradesh/ Jammu and Kashmir

What is the minimum requirement of land area to start a CBSE school?

How much land is required to establish a school in rural area?

How much land is required to establish a CBSE school in rural area?

What is the minimum land requirement to start a CBSE school?

How much land is required to open a CBSE school in Uttar Pradesh?

How much land is required to open a CBSE school in Metropolitan city?

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018 mentioned clearly on page number (10, 11, 12/69) chapter 3 “ Land Requirement” under section  3.1 to 3.9 that applications for affiliation may be considered If:-

 The School or Society/Trust/Company managing the school must have land as per the following norms:

3.1 Requirements with Respect to Land

The following conditions should be satisfied in respect of the land:

3.1.1 The land on which the school is located should necessarily be a contiguous single plot of land. If there are more than two survey numbers etc. all the survey numbers/plots should be adjacent/touching each other and shall make a single plot of land on the whole.

3.1.2 A suitable building should be constructed on a part of the land mentioned in the 3.1.1 above.

3.1.3 A proper playground should exist on the remaining part of the land mentioned in the 3.1.1 above.

3.1.4 Other facilities as prescribed by the board from time to time should exist on a part of the land mentioned in the 3.1.1 above.

3.1.5 The land mentioned in the 3.1.1 above should be surrounded on all sides by a pucca boundary wall of sufficient and adequate height.

3.2 The school affiliated or seeking affiliation with the Board shall have a minimum of 8000 Square meters of land in general subject to the restriction of optimum enrollment and number of section given in Appendix-V

3.3 The school not fulfilling the minimum requirement of 8000 square meters but having land not less than 6000 square meters many be granted affiliation, subject to the restriction of optimum enrollment and number of sections given in the Appendix –V.

3.4 The land requirement will be of minimum 4000 square meters in case of the following, subject to the restriction of optimum enrollment and number of sections given in the Appendix –V.

3.4.1 School located in limits of Municipal Authorities of cities with a population exceeding 15 lakhs.

3.4.2 School located in hilly areas. The norms as prescribed by the Planning commission (Niti Ayog) shall be applicable for determining the hilly areas.

3.4.4 School located in the North Eastern States

3.4.5 School located in the state of Jammu Kashmir

3.4.6 School located within the limits of Municipal Authorities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram cities only of National Capital Region

3.4.7. School located within the limits of Municipal Authorities of Panchkula (Haryana) and Mohali/SAS Nagar (Punjab), the satellite cities of Chandigarh

3.5 For the schools located within the limits of Municipal Authority of the cities classified as Class-X (at present Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune) by the Government of India the minimum land requirement will be 2000 square meters for a Secondary School and 3000 (4000 square) meters for a Senior Secondary School subject to the restriction of optimum enrollment and number of sections given in the Appendix –V.

3.6 For the school mentioned in sub-clauses to this clause, the minimum land requirement will be 1600 square meters for a Secondary School and 2400 (or 3200) square meters for a Senior Secondary School subject to the restriction of optimum enrollment and number of sections given in the Appendix –V.

3.6.1 For the school located in the limits of Municipal Authorities of 4 metropolitan cities of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

3.6.2 For the schools located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh

3.6.3 For the schools located in the State of Sikkim

3.6.4 For the school located on the Islands.

3.7 For the school situated on the Hill Stations, the minimum land requirement will be 2000 square meters for a Senior Secondary School and 3000 (or 4000) square meters for a Senior Secondary School subject to the restriction of optimum enrollment and number of sections given in the Appendix –V.

3.7.1 The institution should have an arrangement for sports and extracurricular activities with the nearby schools/collages or any other institution for a minimum period of 15 years

3.7.2 In case the arrangement in respect of 3.7.1 is with a private institution, a copy of the resolution passed by the management of the institution as its managing committee meeting may also be submitted to the board

3.7.3 In case the arrangement in respect of 3.7.1 is with a government institution, a copy of the letter issued by the head of the institution may also be submitted to the Board.

3.7.4 The number of students should be restricted in such institutions on the basis of constructed covered area of school building by following the norms of 1 sq. meter floor area per child.

3.8 LAND OWNERSHIP

All the land title documents should be in the name of the School/Society/Trust/Company which has established the school.

3.8.1 In case of ownership, the land title documents should be a Sale Deed/Conveyance Deed/Gift Deed/Lease Deed/ Allotment Letter etc. duly registered before the Registration Authority concerned of the State as per rules.

3.8.2 In case of lease, the Lease Deed of the land/building should be duly registered before the Registration Authority of the State and should be for a minimum effective term of 15 years.

3.8.3 A lease executed by a government or any agency of government may be accepted even if it is for a term of less than 15 years but the lease should specifically be for running school.

3.8.4 The lease deed shall be operational at the time of application for affiliation/upgradation/extension.

3.8.5 The period of validity of lease or any other documents of property should be such that it guarantees the enjoyment of lawful rights over the land for a continuous period of five years or more from the session for which the application for initial affiliation has been submitted.

3.8.5 It shall be responsibility of the school to renew the lease or allotment etc. during the period of affiliation to ensure lawful rights over the land on which the school is situated.

3.8.7 Period of lease will further be subject to the rules and policy of the State/UT Government.

3.8.8 In case of schools mentioned in 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, the land may be accepted if the same is under the ownership or legal possession of the (Central or State) Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Bodies and Autonomous Body, Government Department etc. and has been allotted by the said (Central or State) Public Sector Undertaking, Statutory Bodies and Autonomous Body, Government Department etc. for running of school.

3.8.9 In case of schools established by or in large scale industries projects, the land may be accepted if the same is under the ownership or legal possession of the industrial project and has been allotted by the said industrial project for running of school.

3.9 For the purpose of Upgradation to Secondary Level Stage in respect of the schools which were granted Affiliation up to Secondary Level on or before the year 1996 under the relaxed condition of land requirement may be considered for Upgradation to 10 + 2stage provided that they should have at least 4000 square meters of land.

 

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Rajeev Ranjan

Land Requirement cbse affiliation bye-laws 2018

Reference/For More update i.e. Amendments –Kindly Visits the CBSE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

http://cbseaff.nic.in/cbse_aff/welcome.aspx

http://cbse.nic.in/attach/Affiliation_Bye_Laws_2018-pages-3-74.pdf

CBSE Affiliation Norms/Essential conditions for affiliation of schools/CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

CBSE Affiliation Norms/Period  of Affiliation Granted for a CBSE School/CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

CBSE Affiliation Norms/Categories of Affiliation/Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

 

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School/CBSE/State Education Department Guidelines to Reduce Weight of School Bag in the Schools Affiliated to CBSE

School/CBSE/State Education Department Guidelines to Reduce Weight of School Bag in the Schools Affiliated to CBSE

Reducing the Weight of School Bags 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed schools affiliated to it to ensure that students do not carry school bags till Class II. In its latest circular dated 12th September, 2016, it has advised all its affiliated schools to take all possible measures to keep the weight of school bag under control.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has recommended only two books (Language and Mathematics) for classes I & II and three books for Classes III to V (Language, Environmental Studies and Mathematics). NCERT has also made available all their textbooks for free access through the web (epathshala.nic.in) and mobile devices.

http://cbseacademic.nic.in/web_material/Circulars/2016/35_Cir_on_reduction_on_School_Bag.pdf

http://www.edudel.nic.in/upload_2013_14/556_558_dt_06052014.pdf

What are the adverse effects on health of growing children and if a child carries heavy bag for a long time?

Young children whose spine is at a crucial stage of growth are the most susceptible ones to hazards such as back pain, muscle pain, shoulder pain, fatigue and in extreme cases the distortion of spinal cord or shoulders that may most plausibly be attributed to heavy school bags.

  •         Frozen  Shoulder syndrome- Scarring or inflammation of muscles in the shoulder
  •         Compensatory deposit on spine—calcium deposits in the ligaments around the invertebral discs
  •         Spinal deformity
  •         Bad posture
  •         Chronic muscle pain in shoulder and arm

“This issue can be alarming as such children tend to have bad postures as they grow and can have permanent bent in their spinal cords in extreme cases,”  An orthopaedician R C Meena said “I have seen school children with issues like cold shoulder syndrome, compensatory deposit on spine and poor postures and on detailed probing it emerged that they had been carrying bags of over 20 per cent of their body weight,”

Who can play crucial role ?

Education being a subject in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and the majority of schools are under the jurisdiction of the State Governments, it is for the respective State/Union Territory Government to take appropriate measures to reduce the weight of schools bags of the children studying in their schools. Schools can play a significant role by sensitizing students, parents and teachers. It can be implemented thorough combined awareness and efforts  by taking  some feasible measures by schools, teachers and parents. 

 

Suggestions for Schools (CBSE Circular 12th September, 2016)

 Schools may exhort students to abide strictly by the timetable and relate the adverse effects of fatigue caused due to heavy bags on their day to day performance in class. This may either be done by integrating this knowledge across scholastic or co-scholastic areas or by sharing it during school assemblies. The theme such as Adverse Effects of Heavy School Bags may be included in various activities and functions conducted in school.

Students should be encouraged to repack their bags on daily basis and to avoid carrying unnecessary articles, textbooks, workbooks that are not needed.

Schools may check school bags randomly to ensure the proper weight of school bags. This will have deterrent effect for future.

Schools may ensure the adequate supply of potable and safe drinking water for everybody and counsel students not to bring the heavy water bottle to school. This may be possible if all the teachers including principal consume the same water that is taken by their students. Regular quality checks of water may also be ensured.

Schools should design weekly timetable in such a way that minimum number of textbooks and workbooks are required each day. It should be evenly spread over to the entire week. Schools may take extra care to preclude the possibility of carrying large number of books/workbooks, atlas, drawing board etc. or other article by students.

Students need not carry extra pair of sportswear throughout the day rather they may be allowed to wear it for the entire day.

Timetable could also have separate provision for students to complete their assignments/projects during the school hours under direct supervision of teachers.

It is reiterated once again that all the tasks related to projects and activities can be done as group activities during the school hours. It should not be prescribed as home work as it leads to getting the school bag bigger.

Textbooks for classes I-VIII, apart from their academic worth, should be light weighted. Schools should not prescribe too many additional and supplementary textbooks which are at times voluminous, costly and designed in a pedagogically unsound manner. Kindly see the guidelines issued by CBSE in this regard. Textbooks and workbooks may not be hard bound.

There should not be any homework assigned to students of classes I-II and they need not bring their school bag.

Suggestions for teachers (CBSE Circular 12th September, 2016)

Teachers may also be counselled by the principals to provide unambiguous instructions for bringing textbooks beforehand and not to penalise students in any way for not bringing textbooks/workbooks. The fear of such measures may compel many students to bring most of the books/workbooks making their bags heavy.

Teachers may be encouraged to use alternative methods of teaching like the ones based on ICT to alleviate the dependence on textbooks.

Teachers may be asked to use loose sheets for the workbooks as it reduces the weight of school bag and facilitate the checking by teachers as well. Teachers would also require to carry less test copies.

Teachers may make pairs of children and these pairs may be allowed to share textbooks. One of the students in a pair may be asked to bring half of the textbooks required for the day and the remaining textbooks will be brought by the other student.

 

Suggestion for parents (CBSE Circular 12th September, 2016)

During PTM parents may be advised to be mindful of the health concerns of their wards and purchase lighter school backpack with two taut stripes.

For primary classes, parents may be told to remind and supervise children in repacking their bags everyday as per the timetable and ensure that their wards do not carry unnecessary items such as story books, playthings etc. to school.

Children are often in the habit of storing things in their school bags, therefore regular cleaning of the school bag is essential.

The bag should be put on tightly to the child’s back, rather than hanging off her shoulders.

 

 

Rajeev Ranjan

http://cbseacademic.nic.in/

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CBSE Affiliation Norms/Essential conditions for affiliation of schools/CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

(Notification Date:-18th October 2018)

Norms for CBSE Affiliation (Chapter 2)

CBSE Affiliation Norms Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018

Essential conditions for affiliation of schools

What are “essential conditions for affiliation of schools” with CBSE, New Delhi?

Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018 mentioned clearly on page number (5-6/69) section 2.3. (Essential conditions for affiliation of schools) that any educational institution in India or abroad which fulfils the following essential conditions may apply for the Board for Affiliation:

2.3.1 Establishment of School

The school should have been established by any one of the following entities:

  1. Government/Ministry Department
  2. Statutory Body
  3. Autonomous Body
  4. Public Sector Undertaking
  5. Local Body
  6. Any other government Body
  7. Registered Society
  8. Registered Trust

Company Registered under Section -8 of the Companies Act-2013

Rajeev Ranjan

Source:-

http://cbse.nic.in/attach/Affiliation_Bye_Laws_2018-pages-3-74.pdf