Kolkata: The TMC Government in West Bengal has decided to introduce a bill in the assembly to make the Chief Minister – and not the Governor – Chancellor of all state universities in Bengal.
Today, the state cabinet gave its consent to the proposal to make the Chief Minister the Chancellor of all state-run universities in place of the Governor. This proposal will soon be introduced as a bill in the assembly,” Bengal Education Minister-in-Charge Bratya Basu said.
Currently, the governor of the state is considered to be the chancellor of all the state-run universities.
“The government’s action will politicize the education system” a Former principal of Kolkata’s Presidency College, which is now a university, Amal Mukhopadhyay said.
The Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar who was a BJP leader is often accused as an “agent of the BJP” by the TMC.