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National Informatics Olympiad 2011-12-First Stage

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the National Informatics Olympiad in collaboration with the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS), Mumbai, across the country and abroad. The examination for the same will be held in two stages. The examination will be open to all the students of classes VIII to XII studying in schools affiliated to CBSE as well as other CBSE Boards in the country.

Painting Competition on Energy Conservation 2011 – Organised by Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Ministry of Power (Government of India)

The efficient use of energy and its conservation is Very Much essential for energy security, conserving scarce fossil fuel resources and saving environment. Our rapid and sustainable development rests a great deal on the prudent use of energy and curbing its wasteful use.

Celebration of National Education Day, 2011

The National Education Day is celebrated every year on 11th November. The Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development has declared 11th November as National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, an eminent educationist, great freedom fighter, and the first Education Minister of India vide Resolution No. 17-35/2004-PN.1 dated 11th September, 2008.

Observance of “Clean Delhi Day” on 12th September, 2010

The citizens awareness campaign titled ‘Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna’ on March 16th 2010 was also launched by Art of Living at Purana Qila. The organisation spearheaded a week-long cleanliness drive of the 8 Yamuna ghats where thousands of volunteers cleaned the ghats, waded into the water and removed debris and waste and also planted trees on the ghats to beautify them.

Shoobh Arts & Photography Competition

CBSE is pleased to inform you that the shOObh Group Welfare Society is organising Shoobh Arts & Photography Competition.

The theme of the competition is “People ‘n’ Animal”. The project aims to introduce animal welfare in schools through extra curricular activity. The larger goal of this campaign is to lay down the seeds of compassion & kindness in early years of personality development of a child. Teachers are also welcome to participate.

Project: Green Olympiad 2011 and its linkage with CCE in School Curricular

TERI has been conducting Green Olympiad project in India and abroad for students of class VIII to X. Since Environment education forms an integral part of school, society and life, the written test assesses the Environment related sensitivity of the students. This effort (of TERI) aligns well with the existing school curriculum on one side and the spirit of CCE re-initiated by the CBSE Board .Certification by agencies like UNESCO and DESD further lends credibility to this project. In view of collective responsibility towards the social awareness, the CBSE Board considers the Olympiad as relevant to address the challenges of 21st century through school education.

150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore

The year 2011 marks the 150th Birth Anniversary of Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore - a great Bengali Poet, Brahmo Samaj Philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist and composer who became Asia’s first Nobel Laureate. To commemorate the event and pay homage for his selfless services for the nation, the schools are requested to draw a plan of action comprising the following programmes and activities for students of all classes during the academic year 2011–12:

Organisation of CBSE Science Exhibition 2011

The purpose of Science exhibitions is to develop scientific attitude in the young generation of our country to make them realize the interdependence of science, technology and society and the responsibility of the scientists of tomorrow. These objectives may be achieved by presenting the exhibits as an exciting experience of creativity of children, innovations through improvisations of science kits, and various devices and models for providing solutions to many present and future socioeconomic problems particularly those confronted in the rural areas, using available materials and local resources.

Norms for Teacher Qualifications for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 and conduct of Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2011 by the CBSE.

Norms for Teacher Qualifications for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 and conduct of Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2011 by the CBSE. In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act-2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. A copy of the said notification is available on the official website of the NCTE and at

Guidelines for implementation of the provisions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009

The Government of India has introduced -THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION ACT, 2009 to provide for Free and Compulsory Education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years by an enactment of the Parliament with the assent of the President of India. The said Act has come into force by a notification in the Gazette of India Extra Ordinary dated 27th August, 2009.


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