Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

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The Council for the Indian School Certificate
Formation1958; 65 years ago (1958)
TypeNon-Governmental Board of School Education
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Official language
Key people
G. Immanuel
Gerry Arathoon
(Chief Executive and Secretary)

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)[1] is a non-governmental privately held national-level[2][3] board of school education in India that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Examination for Class X and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class XII.[4] It was established in 1958.[5] Over 2,300 schools in India and abroad are affiliated to the CISCE.[2] It is also recognised as a 'Non-Governmental National Board of Secondary Education'. [6]

Derozio Award[edit]

The Derozio Award is an annual prize awarded to the top Indian educationists by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.[7][8] It was instituted in 1999 in memory of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, a poet and educator from West Bengal. It is the highest award conferred by the council for contributions in the field of education.[9]


  1. ^ "CISCE". Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "CISCE cuts pass marks for boards". The Times of India. 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ Poldas, Bhaskar; Jain, Angela (September 2012). Students' Awareness of Climate Change and Awareness Raising Strategies for Junior Colleges in the Emerging Megacity of Hyderabad. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 5. ISBN 978-3-86741-826-3.
  4. ^ Dutt, Sandeep (2007). Guide to Good Schools of India: The Top Residential Schools in India. English Book Depot. p. 170. ISBN 978-81-87531-18-0.
  5. ^ Mishra, R.C. (2009). Theory Of Education Administration. APH Publishing. p. 136. ISBN 9788131301074. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Recognized Educational Boards List – Council of Boards of School Education in India | COBSE". Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Six educationists receive Derozio award | Dehradun News - Times of India". The Times of India. 4 January 2016.
  8. ^ Staff Reporter (10 January 2014). "Four educationists receive Derozio award". The Hindu – via
  9. ^ "Workshop helps deconstruct competitive tests for students". The Times of India. 13 December 2016.

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