September 10, 2015
Uniform policy for self-financing private colleges to be brought in: Education Minister
The West Bengal Government is keen to formulate a uniform policy for self-financing private colleges in the State for better governance in those educational institutions. The State Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the idea had received a nod in the state Cabinet meeting today.
” A Bill in this regard will soon be placed in the State Assembly. Such self-financing colleges run in their own style as they are not financed by the Government. But, a uniform policy is required for their governance and coordination among such colleges,” he said.
The Minister said there were about 22 self-financed private colleges in the State, of which three were under Calcutta University.
The state cabinet today named the Hastings College and a new Government College at Rajarhat after the names of Sister Nivedita and former President A P J Abdul Kalam respectively, the minister added.