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Higher Education

Promotion and regulation of Higher Education and Cultural development including Technical or specialized education in the State Universities and Colleges.

State Education Policy, 2023


To revamping existing education system starting from pre-primary to higher education level in West Bengal to ensure higher standard of education to all students, with particular focus on marginalized, disadvantaged and under-represented groups;

Toll-Free Number for Complaints related to Ragging – 18003455678


State Government in the Higher Education Department has decided to introduce a 24X7 Central dedicated Toll-Free Number 18003455678 at Kolkata Police headquarters, Lalbazar, for lodging complaints related to Ragging.

Fact Finding Committee on Administrative Lapses of Jadavpur University


Department of Higher Education in the Government of West Bengal has taken serious views on the incident of unfortunate death of a first-year student within the campus of Jadavpur University due to alleged ragging which is under investigation by the Investigating Agency.

Prohibition of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions of West Bengal


To prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Employees of Colleges wef March, 2023

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Grant of Dearness Allowance to the employees of State-aided Non-Government Colleges and also Dearness Relief to the Pensioners/ Family Pensioners of State-aided Non-Government Colleges of West Bengal with effect from 01.03.2023.

Guidelines for Observation of Students’ Week from 02.01.2023 to 07.01.2023


Students’ week would be observed in a befitting manner throughout the State from 02.01.2023 to 07.01.2023, as decided by the appropriate authority in School Education Department.

Revised Leave Rules and Health Scheme of State Aided College Teacher

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State Aided College Teachers (SACTs) of Government Engineering & Technological Colleges are entitled to avail of 14 (fourteen) days casual leave in a calendar year with full remuneration.

Extension of Tenure of Governing Bodies of Government-aided Colleges


Tenure of several Governing Bodies of the Government-aided Colleges under the control of Higher Education Department in the State of West Bengal are going to expire on/after 31st December, 2022.

Guidelines for Admission in MCA Programme, 2022-23


Guidelines for admission in MCA Programme through decentralized Counseling (Institution Level) process for the academic year 2022-23.

Admission to Degree Level Engineering Courses, 2022-23


Guidelines for admission to the vacant seats through Decentralized Counseling (Institution Level) in Degree Level Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses after completion of the e-counseling in 2022 for the academic year 2022-23.