Mamta supreme in West Bengal: State government's decision , CM will be the chancellor
There are 36 universities operating under the state government in West Bengal while there are 12 private universities.
In all the state universities of West Bengal, now the Chief Minister of the state will be the Chancellor (Chancellor) and not the Governor. The government will soon introduce a bill to implement it. State Higher Education Minister Bratya Basu gave this information on Thursday. He also said that the state cabinet has approved the proposal.
On Thursday, the state cabinet approved the proposal to replace the governor with the chief minister as the chancellor of all state universities. This proposal will be introduced as a bill in the assembly soon. At present, the Governor is the Chancellor of all the universities.
Last month, Tamil Nadu passed a bill empowering the state government to appoint vice-chancellors in universities. Chief Minister MK Stalin's government had said the governor's inability to appoint vice chancellors affected higher education.