(Last Updated on : 03/01/2009)
Secondary Education in India serves as a bridge between the primary and higher education. Secondary education is mainly aimed at preparing the young students between the age group 14-18 for the world of work and entry into higher education. In India, the Secondary Education starts from the classes 9-10 and leads a student to the higher secondary classes 11 and 12. The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) is in charge of all kinds of activities regarding secondary education in India.
There are several institutions that provide secondary education in India and the institutions include both the government and private schools. Generally, the schools follow either the State or the National Curriculum for providing secondary education to the students. Some of the top class schools in India also offer an alternative international qualification like the IB programme or the A Levels. The secondary education is provided in almost all the villages and towns in India, through the schools, having a secondary status. The government of India has already taken many steps to attract the students of the primary level to continue their study in the secondary level also. Apart from the Central government, the State Board of Education of the Indian states is also playing their roles in spreading secondary education in their respective states.