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West Bengal: Need more world class institutes like Presidency

August 21, 2013

Alleging that the state was carrying the legacy of ‘misrule’ of the erstwhile Left regime in the education sector, on August 10 West Bengal Technical Education minister Rabiranjan Chattopadhaya called for making of more-world class institutes like Presidency.

“More world class institutes like Presidency universities need to be made for the betterment of the students and next generation so that more and more students can avail world class education,” said Chattopadhyaya at the sidelines of a seminar in Kolkata.

When asked what the government was doing to curb the rising incidents of political violence in educational institutes, Chattopadhyaya said, “The state is carrying the legacy of the misrule of the Left regime in the education sector also. It was during the Left regime that the education sector was politicised. We are doing our best to get rid of it,” he said.

The seminar was attended by various others distinguished professors from the field of science.

Professor Ajay Ray, vice-chancellor of BESU, said all the big educational and research institutes of the state should come together along with the industries and the government for the betterment of research and development in Bengal.

“We feel that big educational institutes including the BESU, Jadavpur University, IIT- Kharagpur, the industries and the government should come together for betterment of research and development in Bengal,” Ray told media sources in Kolkata. 

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