The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (abbreviated as JK BOSE) is the main board of school education the in the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir. and Union Territory of Ladakh. It is based in Jammu & Srinagar and is an autonomous body under the administration of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The board gives affiliation to more than 10200 schools across the state and employs 22856 teachers. The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education was established through a legislation under the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education Act, 1975 with Agha Ashraf Ali as its first chairman.