Another important administrative body at the state level is the State Advisory Board of Education. It was Mudaliar Education Commission, 1952-53 which recommended the setting up of a State level Advisory Board of Education on the pattern of Central Advisory Board of Education.

The Kothari Education Commission, 1964-66, however, recommended the setting up of a Statutory Council of Education with its scope limited only to school education. The Commission suggested that the Statutory Council of Education “should have the State Minister for Education as the Chairman and its membership should include representatives of universities in the State, all directors in charge of different sectors of education and some eminent educationists. It should meet about three or four times a year and have a small Secretariat of its own.”