Introduction

The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education was established through a legislation under the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education Act, 1975.

The apex body is the governing board comprising the following members: ™

  • Chairman, J & K State BOSE ™ Commissioner/Secretary Education ™
  • Director School Education (Jammu Division) ™
  • Director School Education (Kashmir Division) ™
  • A representative each of the two Universities of Jammu & Kashmir respectively, to be nominated by the concerned University Council. ™
  • Four school teachers to be nominated by Government, of whom 2 shall be lady teachers concerned with Girls’ Education and 2 male teachers concerned with Boys’ Education. ™
  • An eminent educationist connected with the administration, to be nominated by Government. ™
  • A representative of one of the Teachers’ Training Institutions in the States, to be nominated by the Government, and; ™
  • 2 persons nominated by Government, one male and one female officer from among Principals, Headmasters and Headmistress of teaching institutions in the State. ™
  • Secretory, BOSE (Member Secretory)

Functions of BOSE ™

  • Conduct public examinations of secondary and higher secondary Classes ™
  • Prepare and publish results of examinations ™
  • Grant diplomas and certificates ™
  • Prescribe the courses of instruction, scheme of studies, prepare syllabi, curriculum and textbooks for the School Education as per National Policy on Education ™
  • Print and supply textbooks to the School Education Department ™
  • Provide education through State Open School under open distance learning (ODL) mode for those who have missed formal schooling ™
  • Award medals and prizes to meritorious students in public examinations ™
  • Grant affiliation to private (secondary and higher secondary) schools ™
  • Implement National Sponsored Schemes like Adolescence Education Programme, NTSE/NMMS, Scholarships, National Achievement Survey, etc.