West Bengal government wants to start job-oriented courses in private colleges. Education minister Partha Chatterjee wants private professional colleges to include job-oriented and vocational training in their curriculum which will be helpful to students in their careers. The minister hoped this will help institutions retain students from other states like Bihar and Jharkhand.
'Colleges must provide quality education. It will help them compete at national and international levels. Colleges will also have to approach companies and convince them of campus recruitment. They must also have proper infrastructure and all the necessary information about the faculty and management must be given to the government, in order to run in sync with us,' said the minister.
The minister was speaking at the inauguration of a four-day pre-counselling event for e-admissions organized by the Association of Professional Academic Institutions, West Bengal (APAI, WB) at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Friday.