The Certificates issued by 5 state education boards to students of Madrasas are correspondent to those issued by the CBSE, as per RTI query. The certificates issued by West Bengal Council of Education Board, Bihar State Education Board, Madhya Pradesh Board, Uttar Pradesh Board to Madrasa and Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education students in their states are comparable to those as issued by the schools under Central Board of Secondary Education, it stated.
With an intend to ease higher education across India, the HRD Ministry has elucidated that such Madrasa certificates issued by the relevant state boards were correspondent to CBSE, Council of Boards of School Education & any other school boards, the RTI doubt sought by Muradabad based activist Saleem Baig, said.
Council of Boards of School Education in India is a voluntary alliance of all Boards of School Education in India. Under the Patna based Bihar State Education Board 3 exams - 12th (moulvi), 8th (vastania) and 10th (fokania) are held under it, certifications of which are corresponding to CBSE.
In other 4 states, exams are carried out only for classes’ equivalent to X and XII. As per the information obtained from HRD Ministry, as many as 374 districts in India have been recognized as backward; among which 54 have a substantial Muslim population.