The State of Jharkhand came into existence on the 15th of November,2000
. An Act to establish the Jharkhand Academic Council was enacted by the Jharkhand State
Legislature and assented to by the Governor of the State on 26.12.2003, which was known as
Jharkhand Academic Council Act 02.7.2003.
The Jharkhand Academic Council was constituted by HRD Department Government of Jharkhand Vide Notification No. 2/1-72/06 E.d.n 90 dated 07-06-2007 consisting of following members :-
Dr. Arbind Prasad Singh
Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi.
Sri. Phool Singh
Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi.
||Sri. Mohan Chand Mukim
||Sri. A. K. Jha
||Joint-Secretary (Finance Officer And Budget Officer)
||Sri. Eugene Minz
The tenure of the members and
Chartered Accountant other than the Chairman and ex-officer Members shall be three years
from the Govt. notification.
The Jharkhand Academic Council was established for holding and
conducting examinations at the end of Intermediate, Education, Secondary Education,
Sanskrit Education and Madrasa Education and for prescribing courses of studies for such
examinations and for recommending for recognition of Intermediate Educational
Institutions, High Schools, Sanskrit Schools and Madrasas to the State Government and for
carrying out such other or duties assigned to the council by the State Govt from time to
With the establishment of the Jharkhand Academic Council, the Bihar
Intermediate Education Council Act, 1992, the Bihar School Examination Board Act, 1952
(adapted as Jharkhand Secondary Examination Board Act, 2000) Bihar Sanskrit Education
Board Act, 1981 And Bihar Board of Madrasa Educaiton Board Acts, 1981 were repealed.
The Jharkhand Academic Council started functioning in a rented house in
Rameshwaram where previously the Jharkhand Intermediate Council functioned, and the
Secondary portion continued to function in Zila School Ranchi campus. The search for
suitable accommodation for JAC continued unabated till at last the Council was housed in a
portion of the Birsadih Club on rent. The present office was inaugurated by the
honble Chief Minister Sri Arjun Munda on 13.12.2003 under the Chairmanship of the
then HRD Minister Sri Pashupati Nath Singh.
Under the dynamic leadership of the State Govt. all the branches of
education Secondary, Intermediate Sanskrit (Madhyama) and Madrasa wer brought under the
single umbrella of Jharkhand Academic Council with the sole intention that all the
branches of learning got equitable and unified attention so that they may grow into mighty
oaks and no branch gets etiolated and languished in cold shade of neglect.
Another leap forward was taken when the CBSE curriculum was introduced
from the primary stage to the Intermediate stage to enable our students to partake in the
main current of the national education-programme freely and naturally. The CBSE has been
kind enough to recognise all our examinations and to issue a no-objection certificate in
regard to implementation of the CBSE curriculum Even the COBSE granted recognition to the
examinations conducted by the Council and as a result of this other Boards / Councils in
India have started recognising our Examinations.
In order that our teachers do not have any difficulty in teaching CBSE
courses, some Orientation Courses and Workshops were conducted in collaboration with some
It is a matter of pleasure that the State Govt. allotted 4. acres of
land in the vicinity of the Project School, Bargaona in Namkum block and the foundation
stone was laid by Honble Chief Minister Sri Arjun Munda on 2.9.2004. The matter of
appointment of Architect is under active consideration.