What is the process of verifying CBSE affiliation status of a school? When can a school that wants to be affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Examinations announce to its parents that it has been affiliated? These questions have been answered recently in a CBSE circular No 11/2021 dated 13.07.2021.
What is the process of verifying CBSE affiliation status of a school?
As per the circular, a link has been provided through which verifying the affiliation status of any school is possible. We have further gone into the link to identify that the verification can be done from here: http://saras.cbse.gov.in/cbse_aff/schdir_Report/userview.aspx
As of 19 Aug 2021, the list has 25,835 schools listed that are CBSE affiliated. While the above link shows names of schools that are already affiliated, it is also possible to find out the affiliation status of schools that have not yet been granted affiliation. You can visit the link: http://saras.cbse.gov.in/SARAS/Home/Category_Wise where the application statistics link shows you all the data. The application status of schools is broken down into those that have registered (reg), completed the application (applied), have been affiliated (granted) and those whose applications have not been approved (reject).
When can a school that wants to be affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Examinations announce to its parents that it has been affiliated?
A school can only use the term ‘CBSE affiliated’ after the affiliation has been granted and can be verified from the links above. The circular further gives examples of terms that cannot be used when CBSE affiliation is in process (status is Registered, Applied or Rejected). Some of the terms that schools cannot use are: “to be affiliated with CBSE”, “CBSE Pattern”, “likely to be affiliated with CBSE”, “running under the aegis of CBSE”, “CBSE course/Curriculum”, “CBSE registered”. We also believe that the terms ‘Proposed CBSE School’ cannot be used in advertising.
Therefore, it is important to plan and build schools that meet the CBSE affiliation criteria, apply for CBSE affiliation in the first year of operations and complete the formalities at the earliest. The process of CBSE affiliation can take 1 to 2 years if everything is in order.