Bengal Govt to revive Darjeeling as an education hub
Kolkata: The West Bengal Government has decided to revive the lost glory of Darjeeling as an education hub.
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is working hand-in-hand with the government on this venture.
New schools and colleges are being built in the district.
Fifty-six new school buildings – 20 primary schools and 36 upper primary – are being constructed in Darjeeling district at a cost of Rs 26.48 crore.
Forty-three more school buildings will be built by the State Government.
Two colleges are coming up in Siliguri sub-division within the new academic session – a Hindi-medium college at Hatighisha in Naxalbari block and another one in Ghoshpukur.
Two industrial training centres (ITI) are also coming up in Siliguri sub-division, which will equip youth for the future with proper training.
Incidentally, the State Government has plans to develop the town of Kurseong as an education hub.
A campus of Presidency University will be opened there, along with a medical college.
For proper development in all respects, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last year made Kurseong a separate district.