Assam passes Bill to close all state-run Madrassas


Assam Legislative Assembly passes Bill which was tabled by government on December 28 repealing provincialisation of Madrassa Bill, 2020.

Assam Legislative Assembly passes Bill to abolish all government-run Madrassas in the state and convert them to general schools.

Assam Legislative Assembly, two previous provincialisation act of Madrassa — The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018 — will be repealed.

The new act to come into effect from April 1, 2021.


Assam government, the State Madrassa Board will be dissolved from the date of declaration of results of the examination to be held for the academic year 2021-22.

In Assam there will not be any fresh admission in the Madrassa Educational Institutions in any of their existing course prescribed by State Madrassa Board with effect from April 1, 2021.

 In Assam all the Pre-Senior Madrassa schools will be treated as primary, upper primary schools and they will follow the academic course curriculum prescribed by SCERT, Assam.

Holy Quran and Islamic studies — will be withdrawn from these schools and all other subjects available in primary and upper-primary schools- including Arabic language- will be added, with this all Arabic colleges will be treated as composite Higher Secondary schools from upper primary school with a modified name and they will follow the course curriculum prescribed by the SCERT, HSLC course curriculum of SEBA and course curriculum of the AHSEC.

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