State to focus on education of girls: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee

Earlier, a bill was passed in the Assembly in order to improve facilities at St Xavier’s and to bring in private investment for the higher education system of the state.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:January 18, 2017 1:24 am

The West Bengal government will be lay special emphasis on the progress and welfare of girl students, particularly those who belong to the economically weaker sections of society.

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said, “We will give special focus on girl students and those coming from the economically weaker sections (EWS). The government will also look into excellence in education as well as employability of the passing out students.” Chatterjee was speaking at the 10th convocation of St Xavier’s College here today.

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He added, “I will also request all the universities to undertake a review of their curricula and to take steps to meet today’s requirements and also to interact with industrial houses.” Referring to St Xavier’s, he said that the state government would provide support to it. The college, he said, would remain affiliated to Calcutta University for some time after St Xavier’s University starts functioning from July this year.

Earlier, a bill was passed in the Assembly in order to improve facilities at St Xavier’s and to bring in private investment for the higher education system of the state. The Minister also stated that, the system would emphasise on the guiding principles of expansion, inclusion and quality. St. Xavier’s College Educational Trust has come up with a proposal to start a self financing private university called St Xavier’s University Kolkata.

 

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    Pankaj
    May 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    Sir,bolle hobena apni janen education system ta ki hoyeche in cities of WB .specially naki private school,proti bochor boibodlano,Tao abar schooler suggest kora bookstore theke,Nana rokom dress who cn afford it's OK for them but what abt the others who started with English medium and they hv no option whether it's boy or girl ,weather leave studies or beg for help. Sir, please do something abt it.the pain is above hea point when a girl come home crying coz the teacher says it's non of his business whether she has books or not.
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      TaraAnne
      Jan 18, 2017 at 10:51 am
      Providing education for girl students helps them to improve their knowledge and confident level. It is a way of providing them a greater power. Its really an great move from bengal government.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;tara, Edubilla
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