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1 DEPARTMENT of HIGHER EDUCATION Government of West Bengal Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

2 UNIVERSITY No. of Departments No. of faculty No. of teachers No of GeneralDegree Colleges No of EducationColleges( B.Ed / B.P.Ed.) No of Law Colleges No of Art Colleges No of ManagementColleges No of HotelManagementColleges No of Music Colleges No of Eng & TechColleges No of Other Colleges(Non-AICTE) Total No. of Colleges 1. Calcutta University – Burdwan University –– – Vidyasagar University –––– Kalyani University ––––– North Bengal University ––––––61 6. W B State U n i v e r s i t y, Barasat ––––– Gour Banga University –––––––37 8. Jadavpur University353636–01–– ––––02 9. Rabindra Bharati University223155–––01––––– 1 0. Sidho Kanho Birsha Bengal Engg & Science University162208––––––––– 1 2. Netaji Subhas Open University5212––––––––– 1 3. W B University of Technology7332––––4004– TOTAL––No ** *84842 Higher Education : *Exclusive of University Colleges/Departments of JU,BESU,CU,BU & KU,WBUT(including IJT, Central Govt. of India) **Excluding University Colleges/Departments +Exclusive of University Management Deptts. and inclusive of Engg. Colleges with Management Deptts. ++Excluding University Colleges/Departments.

3 STATE AIDED UNIVERSITIES IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS STATE AIDED UNIVERSITIES IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS : 1.Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya 2.West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences 3.West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences 4.Uttarbanga Krishi Viswavidyalaya 5.West Bengal University of Health Sciences 6.Aliah University OTHER UNIVERSITIES / DEEMED UNIVERSITY : 1.R K M Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES : 1.Visva-Bharati 2.Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional Centre UNIVERSITIES

4 INSTITUTES WITH SPECIAL STATUS : 1.Indian Institute of Management, Joka 2.Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 3.Indian Statistical Institute, Baranagar 4.National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 5.Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata (IISER-K) INSTITUTION OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE : 1.Asiatic Society IMPORTANT RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS : 1.Bose Institute 2.Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute 3.Centre for Studies in Social Sciences 4.Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur 5.Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science 6.Indian Institute of Chemical Biology 7.Institute of Historical Studies 8.Netaji Institute for Asian Studies 9.Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 10.Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences 11.Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES

5 IMPORTANT INSTITUTES/ORGANISATIONS ATTACHED TO HIGHER EDUCATION IMPORTANT INSTITUTES/ORGANISATIONS ATTACHED TO HIGHER EDUCATION : 1.West Bengal State Council Of Higher Education : 2.West Bengal College Service Commission : 3.District Gazetteers : 4.State Archives : 5.State Book Board : 6.Institut De Chandernagor : 7.Institute Of English : AUTONOMOUS / VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS : (a) Bangiya Bignan Parishad. (b) Bangiya Sahitya Parishad. (c) Centre for Studies in Social Sciences. (d) Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search. (e) Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. (f) Institute of Development Studies Kolkata. (g) R. K. Mission Institute of Culture. (h) Indian School of Social Sciences. (i) Institute of Historical Studies. (j) Institute of Science, Education and Culture. (k) Netaji Institute of Asian Studies. (l) Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad.

6 DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLEGES DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLEGES Government Colleges General Degree Colleges20 Colleges for Education including Colleges for Physical Education 11 Art College1 Law College1 Engineering & Technological Colleges & Isnt. of Jute Tech. (Govt. of India) 7 Total40 Non-Govt. & Self financing Colleges General Degree Colleges438 Colleges for Education including Colleges for Physical Education 135 Law College22 Music College2 Art College3 Business Management / Business Administration College42 Engineering & Technological Colleges excluding University Engineering Department 78 Hotel Management4 Other Professional Colleges (Non AICTE)84 Total808 Total Colleges in West Bengal 848

7 ENROLMENT OF STUDENTS IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF STUDY (UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE) IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES ( ) Area of StudyBOYSGIRLSGRAND TOTAL GENSCSTTOTALGENSCSTTOTAL Arts Science Commerce Education Law Engineering Management Others TOTAL CUMULATIVE ENROLMENT FIGURE FOR (PG) Area of StudyBOYSGIRLSGRAND TOTAL GENSCSTTOTALGENSCSTTOTAL Arts Science Commerce Education Law Engineering Management Others TOTAL

8 DISTRICTNUMBER OF GIRLS’ GENERAL DEGREE COLLEGES COLLEGE WITH HOSTEL FACILITY Bankura01 Burdwan04 Birbhum0300 Calcutta1912 Coochbehar00 Darjeeling0300 Hooghly0501 Howrah0100 Jalpaiguri0201 Malda01 Midnapore (East)01 Midnapore (West)01 Murshidabad01 Nadia0201 North Dinajpur00 South Dinajpur01 Purulia00 North 24-Parganas0402 South 24-Parganas0100 Total :5028

9 No of University 2626 No of College/Institutions affiliated No of Standalone Institutions Total AISHE No of Colleges/Institutions – Central Govt. 13State Govt. 36 Private Aided 452Private Unaided 412 University Affiliated No of Colleges Burdwan University, Burdwan 154 Calcutta University, Kolkata159 Kalyani University, Kalyani 77 North Bengal University, Darjeeling63 The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata 84 West Bengal State University66 University of Gour Banga, Malda 34 Vidya Sagar University, Midnapore 71

10 Population 2011 is 9,13,47,736 [ Male 51.4%, Female 48.6% ] Enrolment for all (estimated) 1179 institutes is 17,40,259 [ Male 56.5%, Female 43.5% ] Estimate Population in the age-group 18 – 24 is 88,81,029 (9.72% of Total) Gross Enrolment Ratio is Literacy Rate 2011 is 72.1 [Male 78.4, Female 65.5 ]

11 DistrictTotal Population Population in the age group years No of Higher Secondary Schools No of Higher Education Institutes Bankura Barddhaman Birbhum Dakshin Dinajpur Darjiling Haora Hugli Jalpaiguri Koch Bihar Kolkata Maldah Murshidabad Nadia N24 Parganas Paschim Medinipur Purba Medinipur Puruliya S24 Parganas Uttar Dinajpur

12 District Total Enrolment Total SC Enrolment Total ST Enrolment Total No of Teachers No of Students per Teacher Bankura Barddhaman Birbhum Dakshin Dinajpur Darjiling Haora Hugli Jalpaiguri Koch Bihar Kolkata Maldah Murshidabad Nadia N24 Parganas Paschim Medinipur Purba Medinipur Puruliya S24 Parganas Uttar Dinajpur

13 District Institute Density [ Population per Higher Education Institute] Average No of Students per Higher Education Institute No of HS Schools per Higher Education Institute Bankura Barddhaman Birbhum Dakshin Dinajpur Darjiling Haora Hugli Jalpaiguri Koch Bihar Kolkata Maldah Murshidabad Nadia N24 Parganas Paschim Medinipur Purba Medinipur Puruliya S24 Parganas Uttar Dinajpur

14 Strengths Cultural and societal premium on intellectual pursuits – Rabindranath Tagore Large number of educational institutions set up during the British era Premier national research institutions located in the State Large number of faculty retired from these institutions; still available for being tapped Large number of academics teaching abroad and willing to return to the state

15 Weaknesses For thirty five years: –High degree of politicisation / unionisation of higher education –Appointments to high offices made on considerations other than merit –Degeneration in quality of higher education –Lack of accountability at all levels –Governance structures dysfunctional –No significant public investment in higher education –Large number of vacant teaching and non-teaching posts

16 Opportunities Political will of the Government – turn around the education sector The State Government is committed to increasing public investment It is also welcoming private investment in higher education RUSA – has come at an opportune time Effort to de-politicise appointments to senior positions

17 Challenges : Expansion, Excellence & Equity Expansion Total population of the State:9.13 crore Total no. of higher education insttns:1206 PTR: adverse compared to UGC norm Skewed distribution / expansion. Kolkata, North and South 24 Pgs, Hooghly and Darjeeling on one hand; the two Dinajpurs, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Malda and Msd on the other

18 Challenges : Expansion, Excellence & Equity Excellence Attendance of both students and teachers not satisfactory Most HEIs following 5-day week contrary to UGC’s guidelines Unemployable graduates Syllabi have not been revised / updated for decades UGC’s guidelines for promotions have not been implemented in letter and spirit Low priority to research

19 Challenges : Expansion, Excellence & Equity Equity Representation of SC, ST & OBC is low No. of institutions for women is low, especially in minority dominated areas SC/ST/OBC/minority representation among teachers too is low Challenge is to apply the correctives without aggravating divisions

20 Challenges : Expansion, Excellence & Equity EQUITYEQUITY Total Enrolment -- 17,40,259 [ Male 56.5%, Female 43.5% ]Total Enrolment -- 17,40,259 [ Male 56.5%, Female 43.5% ] Total SC Enrolment – 15.5% [ Male 58.1%, Female 41.9% ]Total SC Enrolment – 15.5% [ Male 58.1%, Female 41.9% ] Total ST Enrolment – 2.6% [Male 58.8%, Female 41.2% ]Total ST Enrolment – 2.6% [Male 58.8%, Female 41.2% ] Total OBC Enrolment – 4.9% [Male 57.3%, Female 42.7% ]Total OBC Enrolment – 4.9% [Male 57.3%, Female 42.7% ] Total Number of Teachers – 42,496 [ Male 66.5%, Female 33.5%]Total Number of Teachers – 42,496 [ Male 66.5%, Female 33.5%] Total Number of Part-time Teachers – 6291 [ Male 57.4%, Female 43.6% ]Total Number of Part-time Teachers – 6291 [ Male 57.4%, Female 43.6% ] Total Number of Contract Teachers – 2175 [ Male 48.5%, Female 51.5% ]Total Number of Contract Teachers – 2175 [ Male 48.5%, Female 51.5% ] Total Number of SC Teachers – 2263 [ Male 76.5%, Female 23.5% ]Total Number of SC Teachers – 2263 [ Male 76.5%, Female 23.5% ] Total Number of Contract Teachers – 318 [ Male 59.1%, Female 40.9% ]Total Number of Contract Teachers – 318 [ Male 59.1%, Female 40.9% ] Total Number of Non-Teaching Staff – 31,814 [ Male 82.7%, Female 17.3%]Total Number of Non-Teaching Staff – 31,814 [ Male 82.7%, Female 17.3%] SC Non-Teaching Staff – 3396 [ Male 85.5%, Female 14.5%]SC Non-Teaching Staff – 3396 [ Male 85.5%, Female 14.5%] ST Non-Teaching Staff – 787 [ Male 78.5%, Female 21.5% ]ST Non-Teaching Staff – 787 [ Male 78.5%, Female 21.5% ]

21 Challenges There are 6291 Part time teachers in Govt. and Govt. aided colleges There are 2175 CWTTs in Govt. and Govt.-aided Colleges Under-qualified and under-paid Regularisation is a major issue Ensure classes 6 days a week Ensure teachers attend regularly – biometric attendance? Use of technology Robust MIS covering all institutions

22 Current endeavours Largest single expansion in the State’s higher education sector New colleges, universities Private University Policy Unprecedented recruitment drive Creation of posts Public investment of funds Vision: to make higher education State’s comparative advantage


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