The State of Jharkhand came into existence on 15th of November,2000. An Act to establish the Jharkhand Academic Council was enacted by the Jharkhand State Legislature and assented to by honourable Governor of the State on 26.02.2003 and notifed by the government on 04.03.2003, which is known as Jharkhand Academic Council Act 2002 .
The Jharkhand Academic Council was constituted by HRD Department Government of Jharkhand Vide Notification No. 6/V0-101/012491 dated 02-09-2003
The Jharkhand Academic Council was established for holding and conducting examinations of Intermediate, Secondary, Madhyama and Madarsa from Vastaniyan to Fazil for prescribing courses of studies for such examinations and for recommending for recognition of Intermediate Educational Institutions, High Schools, Sanskrit Schools and Madrasas to the State Government and for carrying out such other examination as assigned to the council by the State Govt from time to time. Besides the Council also accords opening permission to school, Inter College & School and recommends for their recognition to the HRD. It also recommends the madarsa as well as Sanskrit School for their recognition to the HRD.
With the establishment of the Jharkhand Academic Council, the Bihar Intermediate Education Council Act, 1992, the Bihar School Examination Board Act, 1952 (adapted as Jharkhand Secondary Examination Board Act, 2000) Bihar Sanskrit Education Board Act, 1981 And Bihar Board of Madrasa Educaiton Board Acts, 1981 were repealed. The Jharkhand Academic Council started functioning in a rented house in Rameshwaram, Ranchi from 3.9.2003 where previously the office of Jharkhand Intermediate Council was situated, and the Secondary portion continued to function in office of zila school Ranchi campus. The search for suitable accommodation for JAC continued unabated till at last the Council was housed in a portion of the Birsadih Club Hawai Nagar, Ranchi on rent. The present office was inaugurated by the hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Arjun Munda on 13.12.2003 under the Chairmanship of the then HRD Minister Sri Pashupati Nath Singh.
Under the dynamic leadership of the State Govt. all the branches of education Secondary, Intermediate Sanskrit (Madhyama) and Madarsa were brought under the single umbrella of Jharkhand Academic Council with the sole intention that all the branches of learning got equitable and unified attention so that they may grow into mighty oaks and no branch gets isolated and languished in cold shade of neglect.
Another leap forward was taken when the CBSE curriculum was introduced from the primary stage to the Intermediate stage to enable our students to take part in the main current of the national education-programme freely and naturally. The CBSE has been kind enough to recognise all our examinations and to issue a no-objection certificate in regard to implementation of the CBSE curriculum Even the COBSE granted recognition to the examinations conducted by the Council and as a result of this other Boards / Councils in India have started recognising our Examinations.
In order to wave out difficulties in teaching CBSE courses, some Orientation Courses and Workshops were conducted in collaboration with some eminent Scholars.