The West Bengal State Government, for the first time in the history of Bengal, has decided to set up four B-schools in the state to cater increasing demand of management courses. The state will set up four engineering colleges as well, after a gap of a decade and six years. The management schools will operate from these engineering colleges. The B-schools will be set up in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Murshidabad and Purulia and will offer two-year courses partnering with industries.
The decision has been taken in the wake of exorbitant fees charged by most management schools. High fees charged by these colleges are very often unaffordable by many.
The government schools, on the other hand will charge reasonable fees and also offer subsidy. The government has also ensured upon the quality of education in these schools.
Each B-school will have 60 seats and students will have to either appear for a test conducted by the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) or sit for GMAT to get admission.
The colleges will be set up entirely with government funds.