CBSE relief for foreign students seeking to study in its schools


In significant relief to students registered with foreign education boards, particularly children of NRIs, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has eased lateral admissions for such students to its affiliated schools.

The CBSE in a press release issued on Thursday said it has decided to henceforth do away with the requirement of ‘prior approval’ from the Board for students to seek admission to schools that are affiliated to it.

Noting that in the post-Covid pandemic period, several families were shifting back to the country and students studying in schools affiliated to foreign boards wish to join CBSE affiliated schools, the Board said it has decided that now onward no prior approval is required.

Until now, admissions were given to students in CBSE-affiliated schools based on the equivalency of classes between the two boards.

“Every time students shifted from foreign boards to CBSE, they were applying through schools to accord them approval to seek admission in classes IX to XII based on equivalency,” Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, the CBSE’s controller of examinations said. 

“Hereafter admissions can be provided to these students by the schools without seeking any approval from the CBSE,” Bharadwaj said.

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