Dr Kalyanmoy Ganguly will be appointed the president of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE). He was previously the administrator of WBBSE for the last four years. Sources in the education department said that Ganguly’s tenure administrator concluded recently. He will succeed Professor Dibyandu Bikas Hota as the president, as per instructions of the state government.
However, the WBBSE has been reconstructed on an ‘ad hoc’ basis. The new 12-membered committee consists of a school commissioner, a joint secretary, and two deputy secretaries, along with other members. Ganguly, who was appointed the administrator of WBBSE in 2012 by the state government soon after the completion of tenure of the old committee, will now be the president of the newly-formed committee.
The results of the Madhyamik 2016 exams conducted by the board were declared in May. It is mandatory for the board to declare the results within 90 days of completion of the exams, which the board successfully did this year. The Madhyamik exam started on February 1 – almost 20 days earlier than usual – and ended on February 10. Students were able to check their results online through various websites, starting at 10 am on the day of the announcement of results.
Several distinguished personalities have been the president of WBBSE in the past. Before Professor Hota, Dr. Haraprosad Samaddar and Dr. Arun Kiron Chakrabarty were the previous presidents.
The key objectives of WBBSE are to promote and develop the aspect of secondary education, act as the advisory organ to state government on the matter of scientific advancement of secondary education and taking steps to recognise high schools, especially girls’ high schools so that students including girl students and those from far flung areas get opportunity to study after completion of their primary education.