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The Department of School Education, Government of West Bengal, is endowed with the responsibility of enhancing Access, Equity and Quality in education across the State by bringing into practice the over-arching vision and mission of 21st century Education at the Primary, Upper- Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary levels. The Department as the nodal body has several distinct Functionaries which look after various aspects of school education for the state. The Functionaries have well-defined assignments. Some of these are: development of Curriculum, Syllabus, Text Books, Evaluation Pattern and In-service Teachers' Training (Expert Committee on School Education), Conducting Board/Council Examinations and providing Academic Guidance, (Boards and Councils), Preparation of Research Material and Follow-up Training (SCERT), Inspection (Inspectorate), Recruitment of teachers/staff (Service Commission), Execution of Projects and Schemes (Project Office). These Functionaries work in tandem with an eye to promote and consolidate the diverse virtues of education.


Objective of the School Education Department is to ensure equitable access for all school going children of the State while also ensuring quality and joyful learning.

Our Vision

Our Vision

The vision of the State School Education Department is to ensure that students are imparted with the most supreme quality of education, physical environment to grow and curriculum that enables them to be responsible citizens of the country. The Department ascertains the universalization of education at Elementary level in schools as envisaged in The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The Department has also emphasized on The Secondary and Higher Secondary level in the same manner. The Department through its various functionaries works dedicatedly to ensure students are imparted with skills to face the various challenges successfully in their personal and social life. The Department further facilitates the growth of children through pioneering social schemes such as Kanyashree, Sabuj Saathi and Mid-Day Meal among many others.

Our Mission

The Department of School Education aims at the overall growth, development and progression of Students, Teachers and Headmasters. In order to promote ‘Education First’, the Department has specified the following goals:

  • Free access to education for all - across all religions, gender, class, race and region.
  • To ensure all students are treated equally and no discrimination is made on the basis of race, religion, gender and class.
  • To ensure gender equity in education.
  • To ensure enrolment of 100% girl students, including the girls coming from backward, reserved and minority communities.
  • To ensure and maintain better hygiene and sanitation levels in all schools by having separate toilets for boys and girls, availability of water for washing and drinking, clean environment to study and learn.
  • To ensure and maintain quality education by recruiting trained teachers, encouraging quality teaching and learning and provisioning appropriate teaching learning aids.
  • To ensure quality training of teachers with specific emphasis on student centric teaching and interactive learning.
  • To make appropriate arrangements for training of untrained teachers.
  • To rationalize pupil teacher ratio across all school levels.
  • To ensure that all Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools are ICT enabled. To further encourage Computer Education and Literacy.
  • To equip secondary and higher secondary schools with library and laboratory facilities.
  • To ensure enrolment at the higher secondary level of all students who have passed secondary level of education.


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