Curriculum Development and research wing of J&K BOSE acts as the nerve centre of the organization is associated with a variety of activities. In addition to Development of Curriculum and Courses of Studies by inviting academicians from different strata of Education both from state and National level , CDR wing has been associated with framing new policies regarding conduct of examinations, Revision of Rules and Regulations governing the functioning of the organization, conduct of NTSE/NMMS Examinations, Implementation of Centre Sector Scholarship Schemes and providing opinion to different wings regarding matters of academic nature. CDR wing has two division offices none each at Srinagar and Jammu having 4-5 Academic officers of different subjects.
NMMS (National Means cum Merit Scholarship): the objective of the scheme is to award Scholarship to meritorious students studying in Government Schools only and to economically weaker sections and reserved category stueents of the society studying in class VIII and to encourage them to continue their studies. Under this scholarship scheme 1091 students of J&K State are to be selected after passing the said NMMS examination with the eligibility of having passed class VII and studying in class VIII. The State quota of 1091 Scholarships is to be distributed among 22 districts as per the norms of Ministry of Human Resource Development, (MHRD)New Delhi. The selected students get scholarship from class IX and continue till class XII @ Rs.6000.00 per annum, which is distributed after proper verification quarterly through nearby branches of State Bank of India and its associated Branches.
NTSE ( National Talent Search Examination) NTSE is flagship activity of NCERT, New Delhi aimed at identifying talent at a very young age. The purpose of this examination is to explore hidden talent in students and nurture it. This examination is meant for students from Govt. and private schools studying in class 10th.
INSPIRE ( Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research): Performance in top 1% in class XII J&K BOSE Examination and enrolment into education in Basic and Natural Science courses at B.Sc/Integrated M.Sc or Ms levels, qualify automatically for scholarship for Higher education of Govt. of India (GOI) valued @ 80,000 per year for five years.
Adolescent Cell of J&K State BOSE has restarted functioning from the last year i.e. from 2010 after it remained inactive due to stoppage of funds by NCERT. However during the current financial year J&KBOSE has once again infused fresh blood into the programme . various activities viz Role Play, competitions, Flock song/Dance competition, Training/orientation programme, Advocacy and material development were carried out on different themes of AEP like, Gender equality, process of growing up, charms & challenges of adolescence, HIV/AIDS-stigmatization and substance/Drug abuse etc. The project is being sponsored by HRD Ministry, Govt. of India and monitored by NCERT, New Delh.
Virtually Govt. of J&K had notified for open schooling way back in 2001. It is during the lost year, after a gap of 13 years J&K BOSE has taken initiative to implement the scheme in 38 Govt. Schools as study centres in as many district across the state. Notification to this effect was issued in 2014 for submission of prescribed application forms. To begin with each study centre shall have an intake capacity of 160 students to be admitted in class 10th. Admission to class 12th shall be started after successful establishment of JKSOS. The textual material has also distributed according to actual admission data to the Study Centres. The State Open School is going to cater to the educational needs of those who are:
The first batch of State open School Examination session 2014-15 of Class 10th was successfully conducted and the result has been declared.
National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) is being implemented in the State as per the MHRD guidelines from the current academic session. Four Vocational Courses viz: IT & ITes,, Automobile Technology, Retail and Security are the vocational courses identified for 132 schools across the state. Each school shall have a choice of 2 vocational Courses to be implemented from Class 9th, the first level of NVEQF. The syllabi have been placed on the BOSE website and the job of engagements of contractual teachers in their respective district has been assigned to the concerned Chief Education officers. The funding of the porogramme by MHRD shall be through RMSA.