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.