Education in India
There are various education boards in India other than the respective state education boards. All these boards are responsible for managing the school education in India. Parents must make sure that they send their words to schools run only by those boards that are recognized by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) is the primary governing body of secondary education in India. Beasides conducting examinations all over the country, the board also looks after the functioning of all the accredited schools. All the Kendriya Vidyalayas, foreign schools, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and all the schools in Delhi and NCT of Delhi are affiliated to the CBSE. The Council of Indian School Certificate examination (CISCE) is the board for Anglo Indian Studies in India. This board conducts two examinations, namely Indian School Certificate and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education examination.
Each state has its own board that conducts school leaving certificate examination for schools affiliated to it. The state boards also look after the various educational issues of these schools. The National Open School (NOS) set up in the year 1989 was set up with the aim of educating those students who cannot attend formal schools. More than 1.4 million students at secondary and senior secondary levels are enrolled in Open School. National Open Schools holds public examinations twice in a year. NOS has regional offices in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh, Allahabad, Bhopal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi and Bhubansehwar.