KOLKATA: The West Bengal College and University Teachers Association held a protest yesterday against Education Bill passed in the state assembly.
A five-member delegation of various teachers’ organisations met with Education Minister Partha Chatterjee in the state Legislative Assembly and submitted a seven-page deputation requesting him to introduce several changes in the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Bill, 2017 which was passed recently.
The Teachers’ organisations participated in a march to the assembly, but were stopped by the police at Y-Channel in Kolkata’s Esplanade area.
The state government had earlier said only “eminent educationists” would be nominated as the president of college governing bodies.
However, in the new Bill, the government has replaced this with a “person interested in education”.