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West Bengal Board also known as WBBSE is the education board in Bengal. One must understand the facts that there are Five education boards in West Bengal who look after the secondary and higher secondary education in the state. The details are as follows.
West Bengal education board is divided into 5 mainboards which look into different aspects of the education system in the state. All five boards are as follows
West Bengal Board Education
1.West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE)
2.West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE)
3.West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE)
4.School Education Department, West Bengal (WBSED)
5.West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education (WBBME)
WBBSE is an autonomous educational body in West Bengal and the main aim of it is to conduct the secondary school level exams i.e. the class 10 exams or the Madhyamik Pariksha.
Similar to the WBBSE, the WBCHSE is also an autonomous educational body in West Bengal and the main aim of it is to conduct the Higher secondary level or Pre-university level examination i.e. the class 12 exams (also known as HS exam).
The West Bengal Board of Primary Education or the WBBPE is autonomous educational authority administered by the West Bengal state government which oversees primary education in the state.
WBSED or the West Bengal School Education Department is the main educational authority responsible for implementing various educational policies of the West Bengal state government.
The West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education is administered by the state government and is mainly responsible for conducting exams for all the affiliated madrasahs throughout the state.
The Board of Secondary Education was established in 1951 under an Act of the State Legislature called the West Bengal Secondary Education Act of 1950. The Board was inaugurated by the then Governor of West Bengal Dr.K.N.Katju on 3rd May 1951 and the Board started functioning under the Chairmanship of Sri Apurba Kumar Chanda. The basic task before the Board was twofold.
1.To regulate, control and develop secondary education of the State.
2.To conduct the School Final Examination.
Previously this was done by Calcutta University. The Board was subsequently renamed as West Bengal Board of Secondary Education in 1964, under the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Act 1963. During its long history the Board was superseded by the State Govt. twice. The first instance was from 1954 to 1963 (Bengal Secondary Education (Temporary Provisions) Ordinance 1954) and the second occasion arose from 1978 to 1980. The Board, an autonomous body, in its present look came into existence from January 1964 with Dr. J.C.Sengupta in the Chair.