CBSE aspiring to be International Board: After returning from a Singapore visit recently, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan seeks to make CBSE an International Board. National Education Policy (NEP) has the vision to internationalize Indian Education. All HEIs to set up Foeriegn Students’ Offices. He talked to reporters yesterday after the G20 meeting on Education. Sources show 5 Major International Education Boards in the world.
The G20 summit under India Leadership proved to be a chance in Education to corporatize Indian Education globally. This assumption became strong when Union Education Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters about the G20 4th meeting sidelines on Education – “Central Board of Education can become an International Board, especially in the south globe.” The minister stocked the idea from a person during his Singapore visit who runs a CBSE school in Japan for Diaspora Indians.
Sources show the top four International Educational Boards in the world comprised –
- International Baccalaureate (IB), headquartered in Geneva, Swiss,
- International Education Board (IEB) administrates all accredited HEIs/Schools/Colleges from London all over the world,
- The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) works from Paris worldwide for Culture for Peace, Annihilation of Poverty, Sustainable Development, and Intercultural Dialogue through the Education of Sciences, Culture, Communication, and Information.
- The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGSCE) is a United Kingdom-recognized board developed by Cambridge Assessment International Education. CBSE may be the 5th one to provide Education globally.
South Globe includes 13 countries and faces challenges like Insufficient funding, Average Teachers, not modernized Classrooms, Low study materials, and inundation of the syllabus. CBSE may play a crucial role in improving Education in the South Globe countries. In reply to the question regarding universities coming to India, he said -” NEP 2020 allows foreign universities to open campuses in India, and UGC is in the final stage of making the norms.” Reminding the NEP vision to make Higher Education a standard level, it orders All HEIs to set up Foreign Students Offices at the campuses.
The Education Minister stated further on the budget -” We are expanding 4% of GDP right now in the Education Sector and need to achieve 6% percent mandatory by NEP.” MoE is planning a technology-based preparatory system for IITJEE, NEET, and competitive students.
The emergence of technology opened a huge aspect of democratization and Corporatisation of Education. The government has allocated 3,418.07 Crore Rupees in the sector of Skill India and Digital Platform for Education. The NEP has also been envisioned to economize Education.