CBSE releases handbooks for Teachers and Students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently issued a notification vide no. CBSE/SECY/2019/ regarding the release of handbooks for students and teachers. These handbooks aim to provide all important information required by students and teachers at one place.

CBSE is in process of preparing Handbooks for each of these stakeholders. In this Series, the Handbook for Teachers and the Handbook for Students have been prepared. The Board believes that every stakeholder of CBSE (Student, Teacher, Parent, Principal and School Management) is an important part of the process of qualitative improvements being done. It has also been felt that there should be a resource which contains all information related to each of these stakeholders at one place.

These handbooks were released by the Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal on November 1.

CBSE, through this notification, has requested all heads of schools to ensure that the information about these handbooks is given to all their teachers and students. They have also been asked to download these handbooks and arrange for a discussion on them. Click Here to download Handbook for Teachers

“Discussions/ activities on the Chapters of the Handbook for Students can be planned for students. Participation in these discussions/ activities can be credited for the Portfolio for internal assessment. For any query in this regard, you may write to,” reads the official notification.

The handbook for Students has tried to address all the queries related to pedagogy, subject choices, examination, CBSE activities, procedures etc. It contains details about the matters pertaining to academics, examination, personality enhancement activities, disaster management, cyber safety and other usual administrative procedures related to subject and date of birth change.

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The handbook for Teachers contains the information required by them regarding their learners and related to their career improvement and advancement. With the focus on making students future-ready, it has been felt
that in addition to being aware of the expectations from the teachers by the Board, our
teachers must also be equipped with the information.

The notification said “a well-informed teacher can do wonders in a classroom.” The Handbook for Teachers is a source of information to teachers for the procedures, policies, roles, responsibilities, awards and resources related to their professional life.

Beginning from basic information about appointment and qualification, this Handbook also contains a range of information, such as, teacher self-evaluation framework, details about the board examinations, subjects offered, use of technology, disaster management procedures to be followed, awards that teacher may apply for, and several other important and much-needed information about CBSE policies in the matters involving teachers.

Both these Handbooks can be downloaded from CBSE website or to download Handbook for Students, Click Here and to download for teachers, Click Here