The Board of Open Schooling and Skill Education (BOSSE), Sikkim, is an open schooling board that aims to cater to the varied academic needs of the divergent group of students up to pre-degree level including Secondary/Senior Secondary, skill and vocational education. BOSSE was established under Act No. 14 of 2020 of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly, passed on 21-09-2020, according to the Sikkim Act 2020 to promulgate and disseminate the open schooling education at state & national level. BOSSE has been granted Equivalence by AIU (Association of Indian Universities) and recognized by NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling), Ministry of Education, Govt. of India as an open schooling Board.

The Board of Open Schooling and Skill Education (BOSSE) aims to uplift and strengthen open schooling education and create pathways to higher studies across the nation With a flexible education system, combining academic and vocational programmes, the mission of BOSSE is to universalize education and establish equality and justice in society. It provides opportunities to interested learners to choose the following courses/ programmes through open and distance learning mode.


    1. Secondary Level (10th standard equivalent)

    1. Senior Secondary Level (12th standard equivalent)


    • BOSSE has been established under the Act No. 14 of 2020 by Govt. of Sikkim

    • AIU has granted equivalency status to BOSSE and recognized BOSSE’s certificates for further studies

    • NIOS has included BOSSE in the list

    • An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Board


    • Most Promising Open School Board in India by ArdorComm Media Group

    • ISO 9001:2015 certification

    • Best Innovative Open School Board in India’ at the Asian Education Awards 2022