CBSE COUNSELLING FROM 1ST FEBRUARY TO 31ST MARCH 2008


30.1.2008

PRESS NOTE


CBSE COUNSELLING FROM 1ST FEBRUARY TO 31ST MARCH 2008

The first phase of CBSE counseling will begin from 1st Feb. to 31st March, 2008. This is the 11th consecutive year that CBSE will be providing counseling services to students and parents during examinations to overcome their anxiety and examination related stress.

The CBSE outreach programme is carefully designed keeping the heterogeneity of students’ population and geographical spread. Multiple modes of communication are used to reach out to more and more examinees during this phase.

1. CBSE TELE COUNSELLING:

CBSE started this pioneering community work 11 years back in 1998 for the first time. The highlights of CBSE tele-counselling are :

(i) It is offered by trained counselors and Principals from within CBSE affiliated schools.

(ii) It is a voluntary free of cost service provided by the participants.

(iii) It is a flexible and mobile service.

-This year as many as 36 Principals, trained counselors from CBSE affiliated govt. and private schools, psychologists and social scientists will operate this helpline individually from 13 centres in Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, Meerut, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bhubneshwar, Vishakhapatnam, Jamnagar, Jabalpur, Coimbatore and for the first time from Ludhiana. One additional centre has been set up in Kuwait this year. With this there are total six helpline centres outside India at Dubai, Kuwait, Doha & Qatar, Sharjah, Yemen.

For better accessibility and convenience of the students, the centres have been arranged state-wise and students are advised to call the numbers closer to their location specially while dialing the mobile numbers. The detailed list is also enclosed for wider publicity.

2. IVRS:

First to be introduced by any Board of Education in the country, CBSE has made a unique effort to provide tele-counseling through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) mode for the fourth consecutive year. This service shall be available on local dial facilities within Delhi and Mumbai for the subscribers of MTNL. This will run behind a ten digit number 1250 111 102 on MTNL network. For BSNL/Airtel Landline this will run behind a seven digit number 1250 1 02.

3. Question-Answer columns:

CBSE has tied-up with national papers Like Indian Express, The Hindu, Hindustan Times and Hindustan Dainik for weekly question answer columns throughout the month of February.

4. On-line counseling:

The Director (Academic) and Controller of Examinations, CBSE can also be contacted for On-line counseling on: diracad.cbse@yahoo.co.in mcsharma2007@rediffmail.com

5. CBSE website:

Information related to examinations and techniques to cope with exam. related anxiety is also provided at the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in by accessing icon Helpline.

(RAMA SHARMA)

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