There might be some good news in store for parents seeking their child's admission in a school offering Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus. Seventeen applications to start CBSE schools in the near future have been made so far to the board!
Given the growing cosmopolitan nature of Ahmedabad, there is a huge demand for CBSE schools as their syllabus is considered to be superior than state board syllabus. Moreover, students studying in CBSE schools are deemed to easily get admissions in schools outside the state.
This year, the city saw an unprecedented rush, with parents lining up outside prestigious CBSE schools like Prakash Higher Secondary School at midnight itself to get forms early, before they get exhausted!
Sources in education department told TOI that at least seven schools have applied for permission to start CBSE curriculum. These include Nirman High School, Vastrapur, Cosmos Castle, SG Highway, Learning Paradise, Vedant School, Maninagar, Asaram Trust School, Sabarmati.
Leading corporate houses like Nirman have also applied for permission to offer CBSE curriculum in their new school, which is expected to come up on Satellite Road.
In Ahmedabad, there are only 17 schools offering CBSE curriculum including the Kendriya Vidyalayas in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, while the number of CBSE schools all over the state stands at 60.