High School Education in India

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EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA- HIGH SCHOOL
In India, high school is a grade of education which includes Standards VII to X. Standards XI to XII called as Higher Secondary School or Senior Secondary School or Junior college. Some states refer to Standards IX and X as High School, while XI and XII are termed as Intermediate. Other states refer to VI, VII, VIII, IX and X (grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) as Secondary school and XI and XII (grades 11 and 12) as Senior Secondary School. Usually, students from ages 14 to 18 study in this section. These schools may be affiliated to national boards like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or various
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Now we produce mainly technicians, not scientists or technocrats and feel proud to export such raw materials to manpower-starved developed countries ( be it IT or BT, the two main pillars of Indian economy today). This might lead to some degree of prosperity in the short term but we are going to loose in a big way in the long run unless we totally overhaul our basic education system at primary and high school level. It’s useless to cut the roots and then water on the top.
S C H E M E S A N D P R O G R A M M E S
The development of Secondary Education sector is also guided by the following Centrally Sponsored Schemes:
1. Integrated Education for Disabled Children
2. Improvement of Science Education in Schools
3. Promotion of Yoga in Schools
4. Strengthening Boarding and Hostel Facilities for Girls
5. Environmental orientation to School Education.
6. National Population Education Project.
7. National Awards for Teachers.
A brief description of each of these Schemes is given below.
Vocationalisation of Secondary Education
A Central Institution of Vocational Education named "Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE)" was set up at Bhopal in 1993 under the overall umbrella of NCERT. The Institute acts as an apex level research and development organisation in the field of vocational education and provides directs and academic support to the
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