The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Chittagong (here in after referred as BISE) started its operation in 1995. It is an autonomous and self-regulating organization in the field of educational administration and management in Bangladesh. Considering the growing demand for both qualitative and quantitative education in country, the BISE is trying to develop it as a center of excellence in the field of educational administration.
According to the ordinance of the board, The East Pakistan Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance, 1961 (East Pakistan Ordinance No. XXXIII of 1961) and its Section 3A(1) , it is responsible for the organization, regulation, supervision, control and development of Intermediate, Secondary and Junior level public examinations and educational institutions of Chittagong, Cox’sBazar, Rangamati, Khagrachari & Bandarban district.
People of greater Chittagong (i.e. Chittagong, Cox’sBazar, Rangamati, Khagrachari & Bandarban district) used to cherish a dream for long to have an Education Board in Chittagong to mitigate their sufferings and get rid of the harassment, trouble and expense which they used to face when they were to go to the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Comilla to solve their different problems. This was very troublesome, expensive & time consuming. It was quite unnatural that there was no education board in Chittagong. Chittagong which is the main port city of Bangladesh and the hub of commercial and industrial activities of the nation. The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Chittagong started its operation in 1995 as a result of a strong movement in 1994 for it. It is an autonomous and self-regulating organization in the field of educational administration and management in Bangladesh. Since its inception, the BISE, Chittagong has been performing its activities although it faced so many difficulties.