The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one year (36 weeks) full-time course of professional training accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. India with a large and growing youth population can benefit socially and economically, if it can create opportunities for a lagged percentage-(30 %to 40%) of the youth to acquire relevant, good quality higher education with an inclusive and flexible approach.
The Central Board of Secondary Education was set up by a special Resolution of the Government of India in 1929 with a specific responsibility of raising the standard of Secondary Education and making the services of the Board available to various educational institutions in the country.
However, within the States and the UTs, there remains variations in the number of classes constituting the Primary, Upper Primary, High and Higher Secondary school stages, age for admission to class I, medium of instruction, public examinations, teaching of Hindi and English, number of working days in a year, academic session, vacation periods, fee structure, compulsory education etc.
The main types of secondary school are: community schools, comprehensive schools, colleges (though this term is more usually applied to third-level institutions like universities), vocational schools, voluntary secondary schools and meánscoileanna (secondary schools that teach all subjects through Irish).
Under the Scheme, financial assistance is provided to States/UTs for science kits to upper primary schools; upgradation and strengthening of science laboratories in secondary/senior secondary schools supply of books on science related subject in secondary and senior secondary schools; and training of science and mathematics teachers.