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West Bengal forms Education Commission to improve state education sector

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The higher education department of West Bengal has constituted an education commission for  preparing a roadmap to improvise the education sector of the state over the next two decades. The education commission is a 12 member panel which comprises of eminent teachers and scientists. It is headed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research director general Samir K Brahmachari and the panel includes river expert Kalyan Rudra, Amitava Bose, former director, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and Shantanu Maharaj of the Ramakrishna Mission. The commission aims to highlight the areas which needs improvement and to provide appropriate solution to it.

This commission is formed keeping Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee’s “vision 2020 and 2030” education road map to “take the state towards education glory” in view.

The panel will cover elementary, secondary, higher secondary, higher education, mass education, technical and vocational education, non-formal education and madrassa education of the state as well. The commission was launched on October  1 and will start to function once the festive season ends.

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