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(prepared from publicly available data)

CISCE � Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations
(I.C.S.E for class 10 and I.S.C for class 12)

1.1 About CISCE
The COUNCIL was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate to ensure that its examinations become adapted to the educational needs of the country.
In December 1967, the Council was registered as a society under the Society's Registration Act, 1980.
In 1973, the Council was listed in the Delhi School Education Act 1973, as a body conducting "public" examinations. Its headquarters are located in New Delhi with its Academic Training Center in Kolkata.
1.2 Academic Programs and Examinations
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations conducts three examinations namely, The Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination (ICSE, Year 10); The Indian School Certificate (ISC Year 12); and the Certificate in Vocational Education ( CVE- Year 12 ).
The subject choices and syllabuses prescribed by these examinations are varied and aimed at nurturing the unique gifts of each individual student.
The Exams are held in the first week of March every year and the results are declared by the end of May respectively.
In response to the growing need on sustainability of the environment and commitment to the societal causes at large, the Council has made subjects like Environmental Science and SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work) compulsory for their students upto Std .12.
1.3 Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment
The Board promotes a cross curricular and integrated approach toward the curriculum.
The subject choices and syllabuses prescribed by these examinations are varied and aimed at nurturing the unique gifts of each individual student.
Most of the classroom instructions are suggested to be interactively designed keeping the child in the center. The teacher's role is to allow a lot of hands on activities and project oriented learning, in other words the emphasis is on experiential learning.
The assessment is 'for the child and not of the child' as it is done continuously through the year without putting pressure on children.
The board proposes a fine blend of both formative and summative assessment processes, and gives a lot of weightage to co curricular activities, which is essential for the holistic development of the children.
1.4 Training for Teachers
The Council Carries out trainings on a wide variety of educational concerns geared towards improving and affirming teaching practices in the classrooms.
As a leader in the provision of world wide educational endeavor, the Council's vast experience and wisdom is called upon in many forums promoting partnerships like the ones with CBSE, State Departments, NCERT, the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Planning Commission.
1.5 Future and Benefits
CISCE qualifications are widely accepted across the globe - parents may verify it from NUS, LSE and Cambridge sites.
The National Accreditation and Admission agency in the United Kingdom � UCAS (University and College Admission Service) has recognized the ISC at par with the Higher School Qualification of the University Of Scotland.
CISCE provides flexibility to the school management in enriching school curriculum according to local expectations at least till class VIII.
CISCE till date gives due importance to English Language and Literature.
Current CISCE curriculum and class IX to XII is up dated as per the expectation of AEEE, IITJEE, ISAT
Evaluation system adopted by CISCE is more student friendly than other boards and in place since a long time.
CISCE curriculum is at par with other international boards unlike Minimum Level of Learning (MLL) prescribed by other national boards.
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