Higher Education

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

Higher Education Department

  • Reopening of Colleges and Universities w.e.f. 16.11.2021

    Government of West Bengal has decided that the Offline classes at UG/ PG and higher level, including Ph. D. and Research works in all General Degree Colleges/ Engineering/ Professional Colleges and Universities will re-open on and from 16th November 2021.

  • Leave Rules and Health Scheme of “State Aided College Teacher”

    (i) Leaves like casual leave, medical leave, maternity leave, study leave and (ii) Swasthya Sathi Scheme which had earlier been enjoyed by the erstwhile Government approved Part Time Teachers, Contractual Whole Time Teachers.

  • Remuneration of IT Personnel engaged on Contractual basis

    The entitlement of annual enhancement of remuneration/ professional fees of the IT personnel as provided in Memo No. 5859-F(Y) dated 22.07.2013 shall not affect till their remuneration structure is further revised.

  • Medical Relief in favour of Pensioners/ Family Pensioners of HED

    Where the serving employees of aided/ sponsored educational institutions are in receipt of Medical Allowance of Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 01.01.2020, their retired counterparts (pensioners/ family pensioners) are also entitled to the same.

  • Conveyance Allowance to Handicapped Employees of Colleges

    Conveyance Allowance to the blind and orthopedically handicapped teaching and non-teaching employees of the Govt-aided-colleges in the State.

  • Pension of College Staffs on Compulsory Retirement as a Penalty

    A College teaching staff compulsorily retired from service as a penalty may be granted by an authority, pension at a rate not less than two-thirds and not more than full invalid pension and special additional pension, if any.

  • Online Admission into UG/ PG Courses for Session, 2021-22

    Admissions to all Under Graduate (Honours and General) and Post Graduate courses in the State-funded Higher Education Institutions in West Bengal for the ensuing academic session 2021-2022 will be made online.

  • Ex-gratia Payment to Teaching/ Non-teaching Employees, 2021

    Grant of Ex-gratia payment for the Financial Year 2020-2021 to the Pensioners of all the State-aided Colleges/ State-aided Non-Government Educational Institutions and other Govt. sponsored/ aided organizations of West Bengal.

  • Ex-Gratia to Pensioners of State-Aided University, 2020-21

    Grant of Ex-gratia payment for the Financial Year 2020-2021 to the Pensioners of all the State-aided Universities including the University BT & Evening College, Coochbehar under the administrative control of this Department and West Bengal State Council of Higher Education.

  • Ad-hoc Bonus to Employees of State-Aided University, 2020-21

    Grant of Ad-hoc bonus to the regular employees of the State-aided Universities/ State Aided Non-Government Educational Institutions and other sponsored/aided organizations as well as whole time approved employees of the Hostel/ Mess attached to the Non-Govt. Educational Institutions and other sponsored/ aided organizations/ Employees of Statutory bodies/ Local bodies including approved staff of Day Students’…