Secondary education, which a student takes up after completing the elementary education, provides a base for the further studies that he wants to take up. A very important link between the elementary and higher level of education, secondary education can now way be ignored for the children between 14-18 years of age. This includes the classes 9th to 12th.
In the tenth five year plan for the duration of 2002-07, the government emphasised on the spreading of secondary education to children who are living in rural areas. Also, special efforts for making education available to the girl child have also been taken up since then. The government has established numerous organisations and programs so that they can promote secondary education. These include the NCERT, CBSE, CIET, NIOS, KVS, NVS, and CTSA etc.