August 28, 2013, 12:00 am
A national book publishing company, whose sales and marketing operations are headquartered in Nagpur, has been selected by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct training seminars on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
S Chand & Company has been empanelled by CBSE to conduct these trainings across the country and coordinate with the board to integrate updates in CCE. The company’s core business is publishing with a focus on educational books. This empanelment makes them one of the handful agencies authorized to train teachers.
Bhagirath Kaushik, vice-president (sales and marketing) of the company, says their background in educational books gives them a strong foundation due which the central board selected them. "For the last 70 years, we have been publishing books that have empowered education and the learning community. This gives us a deep understanding of educational initiatives and developments. We work closely with schools understanding their requirements and have a wide pool of authors, subject experts, resource persons and trainers."
The well-known Delhi-based company runs its entire revenue generating operations from Nagpur. Kaushik says CCE training schedule it has prepared has been professionally planned. "We conduct a six-hour collaborative and interactive training session in which all the material has been developed as per the CBSE guidelines under their supervision. Our resource persons have a deep understanding of classroom and school transactions and requirements," he adds.
These trainings have been made mandatory for every school with CBSE saying teachers must have at least a week’s training every year. Kaushik says, "Most schools and teachers know the different elements of CCE and its requirements but face difficulties in following them efficiently. Teachers often struggle while coping with record keeping, completing syllabus, maintaining students’ involvement and staying updated with the latest changes in CCE."