BOSSE focuses on meeting the diverse academic needs of students up to the pre-degree level. This includes Secondary/Senior Secondary education as well as skill and vocational training. BOSSE was established through Act No. 14 of 2020 by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly on September 21, 2020, as per the Sikkim Act 2020. Its primary mission is to promote and disseminate open schooling education at both the state and national levels.

CAREER PROSPECTS

BOSSE has received Equivalence status from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), making graduates eligible for admission to universities, colleges, and higher education institutions in India and abroad. Additionally, it has gained recognition from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. This recognition places BOSSE certificates on par with those from other national and state-level boards of school education.

Through open and distance learning, the Board of Open Schooling and Skill Education (BOSSE) provides interested learners with opportunities to enroll in various courses and programs, expanding educational accessibility and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The Board of Open Schooling and Skill Education (BOSSE) provides opportunities to interested learners to choose the following courses/ programmes through open and distance learning mode.

  1. Secondary Programme
  2. Senior Secondary Programmes
  3. Skills and Vocational Education Programme

SECONDARY PROGRAMME

Secondary Certificate is equivalent to the Xth standard. Eligibility for taking admission to Secondary Programme is minimum 14 years of age as on 31st August for those who want to take the first exam in April-May and 28/29 February for those who want to take their first exam in October-November. There is no restriction on choice of subjects and combinations, except that minimum one language has to be taken. Learners can choose their subjects from the BOSSE List of Subjects as given below:

Duration

6 Months

Eligibility

4-6 hours per week
Group A (Language Subjects
SR. NO.CODESUBJECT
1101Hindi
2102English
3103Urdu
4104Sanskrit
5105Bengali
6106Punjabi
7107Assamese
8108Nepali
9109Odia
10110Kannada
11111Malayalam
12112Tamil
13113Telugu
14114Gujarati
15115Marathi
Group B (Non-Language Subjects)
SR. NO.CODESUBJECT
1201Mathematics*
2202Science & Technology*
3203Social Science
4204Economics
5205Business Studies
6206Home Science*
7207Psychology*
8208Indian Culture & Heritage
9209Accountancy
  • Learners have to choose five subjects with at least one and maximum two Language Subjects from Group A and the remaining subjects from Group B.
  • Two additional subjects can be taken from either of the two groups with additional fees as per BOSSE norms.
  • Subjects with asterisk* have theory as well as practical.

SENIOR SECONDARY PROGRAMME

Senior Secondary Programme is equivalent to XIIth standard. Those who have successfully passed Secondary are eligible to take admission to Sr. Secondary Programme of BOSSE. All applicants need to submit a self-attested copy of their Secondary Certificate. There is no restriction on choice of subjects and combinations, except that minimum one language has to be taken. Learners can choose their subjects from the BOSSE List of Subjects as given below:

Group A (Language Subjects)
SR. NO.CODESUBJECT
1301Hindi
2302English
3303Urdu
4304Sanskrit
5305Bengali
6306Odia
7307Punjabi
8308Kannada
9309Malayalam
10310Tamil
11311Telugu
12312Gujarati
13313Marathi
Group B (Non-Language Subjects)
SR. NO.CODESUBJECT
1401Mathematics*
2402Home Science*
3403Psychology*
4404Geography*
5405Economics
6406Business Studies
7407Physics*
8408History
9409Environmental Science*
10410Chemistry*
11411Political Science
12412Biology*
13413Accountancy
14414Introduction to Law
15415Computer Science*
16416Sociology
17417Tourism
18418Physical Education and Yoga*