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Bratya Basu
Entertainment  /  Published 01.07.22

Bratya Basu: Politician and artiste

West Bengal education minister Bratya Basu, who is also a renowned theatre personality and film actor, said his identity as a politician will never overshadow that of an artiste.   Basu has ess...
By PTI in Calcutta

News  /  Published 29.06.22

Rollout of centralised entry system for colleges in Kolkata, rest of West Bengal put off

In 2014, too, during Basu’s previous stint as education minister, he could not roll out the process following protests from the Trinamul Congress. The plan was revived after he became the educa...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 26.06.22

'Arrest Suvendu'

Bengal on Saturday reported 235 new Covid-19 infections, 217 recoveries and two deaths, with the case positivity rate at 7.04 per cent. Currently, there are 3,496 active cases in the state, with ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 22.06.22

West Bengal government panel to keep tabs on fees in private schools

Education minister Bratya Basu told the Assembly on Tuesday that the state government would set up a commission to look into complaints against private schools about fee hikes, on the lines of the hea...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.22

Minister made varsity visitor

The Bengal Assembly passed a bill to replace the governor with higher education minister as visitor at private universities through a voice vote after Opposition MLAs staged a walkout on Tuesday. On ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.22

Bratya in, Guv out

 A bill was passed in the West Bengal assembly on Tuesday to appoint the Education Minister as the Visitor of private universities in the state, replacing Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. The West Ben...
By Our bureau and PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.22

CM to act as chancellor

The Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a bill to make chief minister Mamata Banerjee the chancellor of state-run universities by replacing the governor amid opposition from BJP MLAs. On May 26, the sta...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 07.06.22

West Bengal government mulls panel to regulate private school fees

The state government is planning to constitute a commission to look into complaints against private schools about fee hikes, said an official of the education department. A retired judge is likely to...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.06.22

Calcutta University decides to hold exams offline

Calcutta University has decided to hold its undergraduate examinations in offline mode. “Today, Calcutta University’s syndicate members unanimously accepted the recommendations of the mem...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.05.22

Former SSC chairman continues to attend office

The chairman of the school service commission (SSC) who had resigned 10 days ago is still attending office. His successor from Bikash Bhavan, the headquarters of the state education department, less ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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