Is “study board” the same as “the faculty” in terms of meaning?
(If there are any synonyms let me know)
Not too sure of 'study board', but I am aware of 'board of study', which is a group of teachers/academics/professors who decide on the outline and grading of a specific course, for example - civil engineering with French, or civil engineering with commerce.
A faculty, in UK terms, can be quite broad - the faculty of Arts can include 'English Studies', 'Japanese', 'Religious Studies', etc, and each of these are faculties within their own rights.
Many universities employ their own terms, so this is not a definitive answer.
I hope this is of some help,