CBSE launching new website
Kochi,May 20,2012: The Central Board of Secondary Education is launching an Academic website (www.cbseacademic.in). This website will provide insight not only into the academic activities of the Board but also objectives, policy initiatives, programs, information, materials and activities which otherwise might not be easily accessible to all. Special emphasis is been given to make the portal easy to navigate through the site-links that are clearly marked and are self explanatory making navigation easy and `user –friendly', claims CBSE Chairman.
The site opens to a home page or main page that acts as a starting point from which the user can base his/her search. The home page contains direct links to most of the other sections of the web site. These direct links are in the form of table of contents, an index, a site map, a pull-down menu and also through a specifically designed and easy to identify set of buttons. There are certain sections like `Mentoring’ and `Accreditation’ that open to a sub-domain with a look of an independent website.
The Academic website will be a source for the latest as well as old publications including textbooks, support materials, CBSE Quarterly Journal CENBOSEC, Annual report and even a sub section where one can get to know the list of latest publications with their price and availability.
Moreover, it will also be a source of information about the ongoing programmes of the Board, with special focus on Training, Innovation and Research, in the form of Formative Assessment workshops, Effective Leadership Management Programmes for Principals and other such events. A regular update will be the key feature of such trainings and workshops.
Similarly there will be a Health and Wellness Tab covering information on various programmes being held by the Board under the aegis of Health and Wellness Clubs. It will also carry announcements, information and updates of endeavours like the `First International Life Skills, School Health & Wellbeing Summit-2012’ that will be held from 19-21 April, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi. The summit will be launched by the Honourable Minister of HRM on 19th April, 2012. This unique programme will provide an eclectic platform where budding children from schools across the country will get an opportunity to interact with each other to promote creativity and awareness in health, wellbeing, friendship and peace, amongst the various cultural backdrops of the nation.
This is the first time that the Board is also involving students and peer educators to showcase their delivery of co-scholastic skills by coming together in groups of 50 schools. It will be fun for all the CBSE Schools to access the information on the click of a button and make maximum use of the opportunity.
The CBSE Results link on the website would announce the CBSE results and the students and the parents need not look for other links and sites. Similarly, the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Tab will be a one stop destination for information on question papers of CTET for the previous year, CTET bulletin and schedule for examination, results of CTET 2012 and various advertisement notices. It also has details on structure and content and syllabus of CTET exam, important information at a glance etc.
CBSE Academic is an evolving unit that disseminates information through regular circulars. In order to make these circulars easily accessible the Compendium in two volumes has been put together which brings together all circulars of importance from 8.3.2005 to 31.12.2011. Under Circulars compilation of circulars in the year 2012 have also been uploaded along with archive section covering all the old circulars.
The site is an effort from the CBSE Academic and Training Unit and aesthetic and visual appeal, navigation, and accessibility are the major focus points that have been kept in mind while designing and developing this website.