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ICSE, CBSE schools in Karnataka should be under government control

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ICSE, CBSE schools are affiliated to Karnataka

According to the Karnataka Education Act, 1983, the schools affiliated to CBSE and ICSE across state, should be under Karnataka state government control.

Their board of autonomy is only restricted to the process of admission, syllabus and conducting the examination.

"The amendment to the said section that exempts schools affiliated to ICSE and CBSE boards from being regulated by the Karnataka government will be done in such a way it does not overrule CBSE rules. But we think it is important to bring them under our regulation," principal secretary of education department, Rajkumar Khatri said.

The process of amendment would be presented to the state government after seeking a legal opinion and made necessary changes. Several discussions had already held over implementing the Karnataka Education Act, 1983 to bring ICSE and CBSE schools under the control of state government.

"Their affiliation with whichever board is not a matter of contention. They can continue to have the prescribed syllabus, conduct examinations and declare results as prescribed by ICSE or CBSE. But their functioning will be under the purview of the state government," said Mohammed Mohsin, commissioner, department of public instruction

He also said that the children who admitted to these schools are from the state. It is the state government's responsibility to care of those children.

What is Karnataka Education Act, 1983?

  • An Act to provide for better organisation, development, discipline and control of the educational institutions in the State.
  • It extends to the whole of the State of Karnataka.
  • It is considered necessary to provide for the planned development of educational institutions, inculcation of healthy educational practice, maintenance and improvement in the standards of education and better organisation discipline and control over educational institutions in the State with a view to fostering the harmonious development of the mental and physical faculties of students and cultivating a scientific and secular outlook through education.

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