Maharashtra’s 100 international schools expected to have a separate education board

Maharashtra government has planned to set up Maharashtra International Education Board (MIEB) for proposed 100 international schools in the State. The board will act as an autonomous body to decide curriculum for the schools and conduct examinations.

According to Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, the board will have the autonomy to take every decision related to the international schools.

Other than Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), MIEB will be the second board of the state.

The Government has decided to establish 100 international schools in the state at par with global standards to provide quality education to Maharashtra’s students. The schools are likely to start from the next academic year.

“In the first phase, we want to start 100 international schools that will impart international-level education. All these will be existing government schools, which will be affiliated with the MIEB,” Tawde said.

For the first time, Maharashtra is going to have its own has international boards international board other than International Baccalaureate (IB), headquartered at Geneva, and the Indian General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), run from Cambridge, UK.

According to an official, the schools affiliated to MIEB will be in languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Telegu, Kannada and Tamil.  MIEB will also have the authority to affiliate schools from other states and even international schools.

Appointments on the board are expected to start soon and to decide curriculum for affiliated schools, a committee will be formed, said the official.