July 29, 2018
State Govt to start five more universities
The Bengal Government has decided to open five more universities, taking the total number of universities in the State to 28.
One university is going to be set up in the district of Purba Medinipur. The other four universities will be Jalpaiguri University, Alipurduar University, South Dinajpur University and Murshidabad University.
This was announced by the Education Minister recently. It has also been decided that the proposed university in Purba Medinipur district will be named after Mahatma Gandhi.
There are universities in the State named after Kazi Nazrul Islam and Iswarchandra Vidyasagar. Now, the state is going to get a university named after Mahatma Gandhi. This shows the liberal and secular face of the Trinamool Congress Government.
The Bengal Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken up several steps in the past seven years for the development of infrastructure for higher education.
With the steps to set up four more universities in the northern districts, the students from those regions will be benefitted as well. They will no longer have to travel all the way to Kolkata or some other place for pursuing higher education.
Source: Millennium Post