Setting up of Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination (BBOSE), as an autonomous Organisation of Education Department,Govt.of Bihar in Feb., 2011 is yet another significant mile stone, on the road of rapid socio-economic development of the State in last few years.BBOSE, is a registered Govt. Society under Societies Act. It is an Open & Distance Learning Institution, set up on the lines of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.It's mandate is to "Reach the Unreached" in terms of Education & Skill, in Bihar through Open & Distance learning mode, in the State with special focus on marginalised Socio-economic and Religious sections. As an Apex Organisation, in the field of school education, it develops it's own content and books, imparts education, corresponding to all levels of formal school system, i.e. from Class I to Class XII. It also hold Public Examination, followed by grand of Certificates for Class X and Class XII, having equivalence with the Certificates of other Formal School Examination Boards like C.B.S.E./I.C.S.E. and other Secondary Boards of the Country.Therefore in effect, it is an amalgamation of State Council of Educational Research and Training and Bihar School Examination Board, in the field of Open & Distance Learning, at school level. It has also been declared as a Nodal Agency for the State. BBOSE has several unique & distinguishing features, which sets it apart from all other formal Examination Boards.
It impart vocational and skills training in addition, to it's academic courses, right from the levels corresponding to Class 5+ up to classes below degree levels of Universities.It allows combination of Vocational Courses along with Academic subjects at Class X/XII level and also imparts training in stand alone vocational subjects depending upon the level of Courses & competencies, involved. BBOSE grants Diplomas & Certificates for various educational & vocational courses, for various duration & competency levels.
It also provides 'Training' for primary level teachers – by a course known as D .El. Ed.
Bihar Board of Open Schooling & Examination(BBOSE) is fast emerging as a powerful instrument of policy Intervention for the State Govt, for not only, in helping in Universalisation School Education, but also for ensuring access, equity & quality in it , along with mainstreaming of marginalised communities and there by "Reach i n g the Unreached " . It has immense potential and role, to help the State in reaping the "Demogra p hic Dividend" effectively by transforming unskilled & Semi-skilled work force of Bihar into skilled and valuable human resource, through distance learning mode. BBOSE holds tremendous possibilities for providing relevent event and new market driven skill sets to youth of Bihar and also to up scale their existing skill base. BBOSE has already emerged as a nodal Agency for the State in this regard and is in the process of forging new collaborations & partnerships with leading players in different sectors of trade & industry. BBOSE is uniquely poised to service, from its vast and varied bouquet of courses of study, subjects, training packages and Instructional materials to satisfy the needs of it's diverse client groups.