CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival – 2023

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CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival – 2023 


Heads of All Institutions Affiliated to CBSE
Subject: CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival – 2023 
Greetings from CBSE for 77th Independence Day!

CBSE organized Skill Expo cum Awareness Workshops on Skill Courses for the Principals and Teachers of CBSE affiliated schools, at Panipat (Haryana), Agra and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in the year of 2022 to create awareness for skills along with recognizing the importance of skills.

In addition, CBSE in association with Lifology Foundation, organized National Guidance Festival for students & parents of class VIII-XII in the month of September, 2022 in digital mode to provide information on future careers, skillsets to excel and a clear plan regarding “Which career paths to choose and How to reach the destination”. The event was a great success in meeting its objectives towards creating awareness about different career paths to the students.
Also, NEP 2020 has emphasized the importance of scientific guidance for children at schools. The real question is ‘How to decide What to become in Future’ This decision becomes tough and complex in the current scenario where a lot of changes are happening in the world of careers which signifies the role of scientific Career and Skill Guidance at school.

In this context, CBSE intends to integrate both these events i.e. Skill Expo and National Guidance Festival into Skill Expo and Guidance Festival – 2023 with a view to organize regional events comprising all regions of the Board leading to a National level event with an aim to encourage the creativity, innovate and also to foster peer learning of students, teachers and principals alike.
Benefits for participation in the event:  
  • Inspiring Dreams: Inspire young minds to dream big by showcasing success stories and role models from various fields, motivating them to strive for their skill development and aspirations.

  • Exploring Pathways: Help students discover a wide range of skilling and career paths available to them, empowering them to make informed choices about their future.

  • Industry Insights: Offer insights into current industry trends and emerging fields, helping students align their skill development and educational choices with the demands of the job market.

  • Job Ready Skills: Orient students about the job ready skills of future such as AI, Robotics, Data Science, Genomics and so on. Give students right exposure to the fields and guide them on decision making.

  • 21st Century Skills: Expose students to the need for essential skills like communication, critical thinking, and adaptability, preparing them for the ever-evolving job market.

  • Guidance and Counselling: Provide expert guidance and group counselling sessions to assist students in understanding their strengths, interests, skill development and potential career options.

  • Parental Involvement: Engage parents in the skill development and career planning process to create a supportive environment at home, facilitating better decision-making by students.

  • Holistic Profile: orient the participants to focus not only on academic excellence but also on skill development, overall personal growth, emphasizing the importance of well-rounded development for successful careers.

Themes for the skill expo 2023 are:



  • Local to Global

Sub-themes shall be intimated in due course of time through separate notifications

  • Future Tech
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Sustainability & Environmental Conservation
  • AVGC Sector (Animation, visual effect, Gaming, Comics)

Guidelines for participation:

1. All schools willing to participate need to register using the link which shall be provided in the notification along with timeline for skill expo separately (as per schedule).

2. Eligibility for participation:

The students may participate in any of the 02- categories:
  • Category I – Classes 6 to 10, and Category II – Classes 11 to 12
  • A School Team will be represented by:
  1. 1 teacher & 2 student per skill
  2. one mentor Skill teacher
  3. The skill expo will be organized at Two levels- i) Regional ii) National
3. Minimum one and maximum three skills from one school can be exhibited.

4. Minimum two teams can be registered by a school.

5. The  names  of  the  students  and  the  mentor  teacher,  once  registered,  cannot  be changed at any stage of the exhibition.

6. The school team participating at Regional and National Level must remain the same.

7. The themes/sub-themes once selected cannot be changed. Similarly, the skill chosen cannot be changed.

8. The project/exhibit to be showcased may be:
  • process used to create an item/product.
  • application of entrepreneurship
9. Care should be taken to use eco-friendly innovative material in the preparation of exhibits.

10. The teams would be required to submit the details of their respective projects (title, description, list of materials used, images, video) within the stipulated time-frame (as mentioned in respective notification).

11. The screening of the entries would be done before the regional/national level exhibitions.

12. Schools can either prepare or exhibit one skill on their own or they can include experts in the particular field also.

13. The exhibits will be assessed by a team of experts as per the following criteria:

a. Creativity and imagination


b. Originality and innovativeness


c. Scientific thought/principle/approach


d. Technical skills, workmanship, craftsmanship etc.


e. Entrepreneurship, scalability and utility for society in future


f. Economics (low cost), portability and durability


g. Presentation – effectiveness of display and relevant explanations


Schedule of the events:

Sr. No

Tentative Dates

Duration of the event

Proposed City

Concerned Regional Office of the Board


September 13, 2023 (Wednesday)

01 Day

New Delhi

  • Delhi East
  • Delhi West
  • Noida


September 20, 2023 (Wednesday)

01 Day


  • Dehradun
  • Chandigarh
  • Panchkula


September 27, 2023 (Wednesday)

01 Day


  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Guwahati


October 5, 2023 (Thursday)

01 Day


  • Ajmer
  • Bhopal


October 11, 2023 (Wednesday)

01 Day


  • Bangalore
  • Pune


October 17, 2023 (Tuesday)

01 Day


  • Chennai
  • Vijayawada


November 01, 2023 (Wednesday)

01 Day


  • Prayagraj
  • Patna


November 14, 2023 (Tuesday)

01 Day


  • Trivandrum


November 15, 2023 (Wednesday)

01 Day


National Event

Important Points:

1.  Schools under the concerned regional office of the Board shall be eligible for participation in the respective event.

2. These events are for the students, principals and teachers of CBSE affiliated schools. The participating school/team would bear all expenses related to participation in the event including lodging/boarding arrangements at the venue city of the exhibition.

3. Certificates will be awarded to the selected best entries at the Regional/National Level.

4. There is no fee for registering for these.

5. Shortlisted projects will be informed via e-mail.

6. The selected best exhibits (the number may increase or decrease depending on the quality of the exhibit) at each Regional Level exhibition will be eligible to participate in the National Level Exhibition.

7. The decision of the committee members/experts for screening the entries will be considered final.

Venue  of  the  event  shall  be  notified  region  wise  in  the  due  course  of  time.  The notification in this regard shall be displayed well in time from the event date.

Accordingly, all schools affiliated to the CBSE are requested to motivate and guide the students for maximum participation in this event as and when registration opens for the individual events.

For any queries, please send an email to: [email protected]

With best wishes,
(Dr. Biswajit Saha)
Director (Skill Education)
Copy to the respective Heads of Directorates, Organizations and Institutions as indicated below with a request to disseminate the information to all the schools under their jurisdiction:

1. The Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Delhi - 110016.
2. The Commissioner, Navodaya  Vidyalaya Samiti, B-15, Sector-62, Institutional Area, Noida  - 201309.
3. The Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Secretariat, Delhi
– 110054.
4. The Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Union Territory Secretariat, Sector 9, Chandigarh –
5. The Director of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim – 737101.
6. The Director of School Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar - 791 111.
7. The Director of Education, Govt. of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair – 744101.
8. The Director, Central Tibetan School Administration, ESSESS Plaza, Community Centre, Sector 3, Rohini.
9. The Secretary, Sainik Schools Society, Room No.101, D-1 Wing, Sena Bhawan,New Delhi- 110001.
10. The Additional Director General of Army Education, A – Wing, Sena Bhawan, DHQ, PO, New Delhi – 110001.
11. The Secretary AWES, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army), FDRC Building No. 202, Shankar Vihar (Near APS), Delhi Cantt – 110010.
12. The   Secretary   Eklavya   Model   Residential   Schools|(EMRS),   Ministry   of   Tribal   Affairs, Governement of India.
13. The Chairman, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, N-1/9, Near Doordarshan Kendra, PO Sainik School Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751005.
14. The Deputy Secretary to Chairman, CBSE - for kind information of the Chairman, CBSE
15. All the Heads of Department of the Board.
16. All the Regional Directors/Regional Officers/Head-COEs, CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Heads of the affiliated schools of the Board in their respective regions for compliance.
17. Head (Media & Public Relations), CBSE
18. Assistant Secretary (IT), CBSE, Rouse Avenue with the request to upload this notification on the CBSE Academic website.
19. In-charge, Hindi Cell, CBSE HQ – for Hindi Translation of this notification.

(Skill Education)
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