June 13, 2018
A new university coming up in Purba Medinipur district
The Bengal Government is setting up a university in the district of Purba Medinipur, which would be the first university in the district.
The land for setting up the university has already been designated – a plot of 20 acres in Kapaseria mouza in Mahishadal block, part of Haldia subdivision, and located on national highway 41 (NH-41).
It would be named after Mahatma Gandhi and might be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on October 2, the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Nation’.
The setting up of the university would be a big boon to the students from the district as they would now be able to pursue post-graduate and doctoral studies nearer home. Students from the district have always fare very well in secondary and higher secondary exams and now, a university is being built for them.
Classes would begin from July, and would, for the time being, be held at Mahishadal Raj College.