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Act and Status
Chapter 1 : Preliminary

Short title, extent and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be called the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education Act, 1994.

(2) It extends to the whole of West Bengal.

(3) It shall come into, force on such date as the State Government may, by notification, appoint.


2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

(a) "Board" means the West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education established under this Act

(b) "Head of Madrasah" means the head of the teAching staff or a Madrasah, by whatever name he or she may be designated

(c) "High Madrasah" means a Madrasah where the High Madrasah Education System is following

(d) "Institution" means a Madrasah

(e) "Junior High Madrasah" means a High Madrasah up to middle level

(f) "Madrasah" means as educational institution imparting instruction in Madrasah Education

(g) "Madrasah Education" means a system of education in which instruction is imparted in Arabic. Islamic history and culture, and theology, ad includes:-

(i) High Madrasah Education System which, in addition to covering Arabic:language al Islamic history and culture, imparts general education above primary education stage with a view to qualifying students for admission to a certificate, diploma or degree course instituted by a University or by a government or by any statutory authority, and includes such other type of education as the State Government may, in consultation with the Board, specify

(ii) Senior Madrasah Education System which imparts instruction in Arabic language and literature, Islamic theology, history, culture and jurisprudence and some general education with a view to qualifying students for a certificate diploma or degree of the Board or a University or a Government or any other statutory authority ,.

(h) "Managing Committee" used in reference to an- Institution means the person or the body of persons for the time being entrusted with the, management of the affairs of institution

(i) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette;

(j) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act .

(k) President" means the President of the Board

(I) "Primary Education" means education imparted in a primary school as defined in any Bengal Act or West Bengal Act or education equivalent thereto

(m) "recognised" with its grammatical variations, used with reference to a Madrasah, means recognised under this Act or by the West Bengal Madrasah Education Board constituted by the State Government before the commencement of this Act

(n) "regulation" means a regulation made by the Board under this act

(o) "rule" means a rule made by the State Government under this Act

(p) "Senior Madrasah" means a Madrasah where the Senior Madrasah Education System is followed.

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