Central School for Tibetans
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The Central School for Tibetans is a primary school in TIbet.
It was once known as Tibetan School Society, Chota Shimla. The school was founded in early 1961 when Tibetan Administration in Dharamshala appointed Shri Sonam Topjor Tethong as the first principal. The first group of 155 students arrived from a nursery in Dharamsala. The school was taken over by CTSA on May 5, 1962. Enrollment grew beyond the capacity of the accommodations. A branch school was opened at Earlsfield near St. Bede's College.
In 1969 the school was affiliated to CBSE and in March 1973, the first group of Higher Secondary School (Class XI) students appeared in the All India Secondary School Examination. The 10+2 education system was introduced in 1976. The senior students of CST Shimla were redistributed to augment the strength of other CST's to make them viable.
On October 27, 1983, the main Torrentium building that housed the girls' hostel and junior boys' hostel was gutted in an electric fire. No lives were lost. A hostel building was built with capacity for 350 children, a classroom block and a Library block. The school was upgraded to Senior Secondary (Class XII) level in 1987.
The school provides modern facilities to students, including Smart Classroom, Computer Lab, Science laboratories, Library and a Sports Facility. The school offers students in the senior classes the choice of studying Humanities or Food and Beverages.