MSBSHSE - The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or MSBSHSE (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र राज्य माध्यमिक आणि उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षण मंडळ), is an autonomous and statutory body established in 1965 and amended in the year 1977 under the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No. 41 of 1965. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) is also known as Maharashtra Board or the State Board Of Maharashtra. The board conducts HSC and SSC Exams in the state of Maharashtra.

 

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE)

Type Formation Headquarters Official Language
State Governmental Board of Education 1st January 1966 Maharashtra, Pune English and Marathi

History of MSBSHSE

The board was established on 1st January 1966 to manage certain events concerning the secondary education in Maharashtra as Maharashtra State Secondary Education Boards. This act was revised in the year 1976. This act changed the name of Maharashtra Board to its current name, which is Maharashtra State Board Of Secondary And Higher Secondary Education.

Functions of MSBSHSE

The function of MSBSHSE is implementation and formation of certain rules & regulations according to the management which is set by Maharashtra and also the Central Board. The board is also in charge of implementing and the forming the curriculum and syllabus of all the Maharashtra State Board Books, exam timetable, etc. MSBSHSE also takes responsibility for fairly conducting exams, creating textbooks, etc.

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education conducts exam twice every year. Around 14 lakh students, appear for HSC and 17 lakh appear for Maharashtra SSC Board exam conducted by MSBSHSE every year. The exams are conducted in Maharashtra by its 9 Divisional Boards located at Aurangabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nasik, Latur, Amravati Ratnagiri, and Nagpur.

Every year the exams are held usually in the month of March and October every year. The results are announced in the month of June and January respectively. There are about 7000 HSC schools and 21000 SSC schools in Maharashtra.

The State Board of Maharashtra has released the revised and updated books for Classes 7 and 9, which have practically erased the history of Mughals, western countries and other prominent figures from the textbooks of Indian History. Earlier history books had chapters on the Mughal Empire and its contribution along with detailed history of the western world such as Greek Philosophy, French Revolution, the American War of Independence, etc. The content for all these topics is now reduced.

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