According to the CBSE officials, schools are conducting the coaching classes after the class time is over. They are making it a part of the regular syllabus and coaching for competitive exams.
CBSE directed principals of all the institutions affiliated to the Board to immediately stop offering such coaching programmes.
"It has been reported that some of the schools are running coaching institutions on the school premises under the pretext of providing preparations for entrance examinations. This is not approved by the board and schools need to stop such malpractices immediately," said the CBSE circular from CBSE secretary Joseph Immanuel to principals.
CBSE board is liable to take serious action against schools that do not follow the CBSE rules.
The board said parents, teachers, students and the public in general had expressed serious concern about the trend, stating that it put undue pressure on students.
Some of the schools have tied up with the premier technical and medical institutions across the country, to conduct integrated programme to train the students during the class time.
Most of these schools charges as much as Rs 4 lakh to 6 lakh for the courses they conduct, as a package, from classes 8th to 12th.
According to the CBSE circular, schools should not be used for any commercial purpose. Every school should ensure that it teaches the students, the subjects in the syllabus prescribed by the Board.
FIITJEE's Tamil Nadu regional head Ankur Kumar Jain said the coaching centre had been in operation for several years and did not face any hitch. "Our management has been conducting this popular programme which I am sure has been properly validated," he said.
"We are not doing anything illegal. We are only working to help students improve their academic skills," he added.