A budget of Rs 2688.20 crore was passed in the West Bengal Assembly for the state’s Higher Education department today.
Moving the budget proposal, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said in the last two years, 65 colleges from the state have got ‘A’ or ‘B’ gradation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which showed that quality of education in the state has increased.
To fill up vacant posts in different state-run and aided colleges, recommendation for appointment of more than 1700 teachers have been made, he said.
The minister, however, added that all the recruitments would be made in accordance with UGC norms and that quality would not be compromised.
Chatterjee criticised the opposition members saying that it was not seeing the positives just for the sake of politics.
“They are displaying a lack of positive and constructive attitude,” he said.