Central Board of Secondary Education
The Central Board of Secondary Education is the Board of Education for public and private
schools under the Union Government of India. The first education board was set up in 1921
under the jurisdiction of Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior. In 1929, the Government of
India set up a joint board and named as the Board of High School and Intermediate Education,
Rajputana, including Ajmer, Merwara, Central India, and Gwalior. It was later in 1952 that
the Board was amended and was given its present name ‘Central Board of Secondary Education’.
The Delhi Board of Secondary Education was merged with the Central Board, including all the
educational institutions recognized under Delhi Board under Central Board. From 309 schools
in 1962, the Board today as 18006 schools, including 210 schools in 25 countries
(as of September, 2016). At present there are 1113 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 2635 Government/aided
schools, 13657 independent schools, 587 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas, and 14 Central Tibetan
Regional offices set up by the Board in various parts of the country like, Allahabad, Ajmer, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Panchkula, Patna, and Thiruvananthapuram helps with the efficient working of the Board. The schools outside India is managed by the regional office in Delhi.