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Catch education panel on the Net

Officials and invitees at the launch of the education panel website on Friday. (Anup Bhattacharya)

The education commission appointed by the state government will seek people’s views on issues like interference of political parties in students’ unions, centralised online admission for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and tuition fee hike.

The commission on Friday launched a website, www.wbeducom.in, that has a separate feedback page. Anyone can log into the site and post their views on the issues.

The opinions will be collected till October 15. The commission will take into account the opinions before submitting its interim report to the government in November.

The commission, headed by Samir K. Brahmachari, the director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, started functioning in October 2013. “We have interacted with a lot of people over the past few months but the commission feels that we must gather more opinion before putting forth our recommendations,” said Brahmachari.

He, however said, the commission has completed the process of preparing recommendations to improve the school education system.

The commission is the first in the state since the one appointed by the erstwhile Left Front government, which had recommended teaching of English from Class V and greater emphasis on the vernacular at the primary level.

The current commission, however, stressed the need for equal focus on English and vernacular languages.