Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA)
Established in 1961, Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Its main objective is to establish, manage and assist schools in India for the education of Tibetan Children living in India. At the same time CTSA also ensures that they preserve and promote their culture and heritage.
There are 71 schools spread all over India where there is a concentration of Tibetan population. About 10,000 students are enrolled from pre-primary to class XII. The schools are affiliated to CBSE and follow NCERT curriculum. Tibetan is the medium of instruction at the primary level and then it is English.
Governing Body of CTSA
The work of the Administration is managed by the Governing Body. The Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of School Education & Literacy) dealing with CTSA is the ex-officio Chairman of the Administration and it's Governing Body. The Financial Advisor to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Secondary & Higher Education), Representative of Ministry of External Affairs and Rehabilitation and four Representative of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, are the members of the Governing Body. The Director Central Tibetan Schools Administration is the Executive Head of the Administration and Chief Administrator of Central Schools for Tibetans. He is responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the Administration and Schools.
Awards of CTSA
CTSA provides various awards to deserving candidates to promote excellence in learning. These are classified as:
- National Award
- Incentive Award to Teachers
- Incentive Award to Non-Teaching Staff
List of Schools Under CTSA