Alia Madrasah was established in 1780 by British government and formed Madrasah education Board of Bengal. Madrasah Education was then started formally. Consequently Madrasah Education was reformed. Especially late Fazlul Haq the prime minister declared in a prize giving ceremony is Kolkata Alia Madrasah in 1939, “I want the spread of Madrasah Education should be modernized and an Arabic University should be established”.
To materialize this declaration of share-E-Bangla a committee named Moula Box was formed. This committee, along with the advice of establishing a University for Madrasah students, advises in the following way for the entire development of Madrasah Education. In 1947 after having the independence of Pakistan many commissions was formed for the development of Madrasah Education. Among them in 1949 “West Bengal Educational System Reconstruction Committee” and in 1963-64 the name of Arabic University are especially mentionable.
In 1971 after having the independence of Bangladesh, step has been taken for the active modernization of Madrasah Education. Bengali, Mathematics, English, Social science, General Science are made compulsory. In 1978 Madrasah Education Board was formed under Ordinance for the Modernization of Madrasah Education.
The Madrasah Education Board started its activity independently in 1979. With the passage of time of Madrasah Education, in 1978 humanity and science faculty are included in Alim level and in 1980, Fazil degree was given the standard of Education of H.S.C level.
In the successive step of Education in 1985 dakhil level was given the standard of education of S.S.C. and in 1987 Alim level was given the standard of education of H.S.C for massive reformation of entire education system. As a result the Madrasah student having learnt the root lesson of Islam against themselves with the modern education system. For the revolutionary development of modern science and technology, Bangladesh like other countries of the world, faces a very strong and tough challenge. For facing this challenge, boldly, humanity, science, business and technical education has been included with Madrasah Education. Mean while a law has been passed for the education & the standard of education of Fazil and kamil with those of B.A. and M.A. degree in general education. In fact, action steps are already taken to modernize this curriculum.
In fact, the dream that our noble leader Share-E-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haq dreamt long before sixty seven years, is going to be materialized although it is very late. At present 30% are the Madrasah students of the total number of students.
So we can certainly say that after having crossed a very hazardous and very troublesome way, Madrasah Education has come to this qualified stage of standard of education.