The Important Activities of the Council

1. Choice Based Credit System

The Council has undertaken two major initiatives. Updating of Syllabi of 12 (twelve) major Science subjects at the UG level and Implementation of CBCS method of studies across all Universities & Colleges in a systematic and phased manner. The twelve Science subjects are:
(i) Physics (ii) Chemistry (iii) Mathematics (iv) Statistics (v) Biochemistry (vi) Electronics
(vii) Geology (viii) Zoology (ix) Physiology (x) Geography (xi) Anthropology (xii) Economics.
As a result, students of State are able to learn and enjoy cross discipline subjects of their choice, which is one of the essential features of CBCS and able to connect themselves to world Student Community at large.

2. Extension of Affiliation of Additional Subjects

Screening and recommendation of extension of affiliation of additional subjects have been submitted to the Higher Education Department. The State Council recommends extension of affiliation in new subjects in affiliated colleges of the State. New structured and detailed formats were developed for application of extension of affiliation of subjects at UG and PG levels. Recommendations of the council for extension of affiliation of 260new subjects at undergraduate level (147 Honours, 113 General) involving 151 colleges were given and recommendations for 85 subjects at postgraduate level were given for the academic year 2017-18

3. Ujjiban Charcha

The WBSCHE in collaboration with the School Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal organized a series of webinars 'Ujjiban Charcha' on every Sunday for school students, teachers & parents. Altogether six such webinars involving eminent resource persons of respective fields have been conducted with nearly 25, 000 audience on average.

4. Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) for HEIs

The Council is taking active interest in developing new principles and procedures for maintaining academic and administrative quality of HEIs taking into consideration the benchmarks set by the NIRF and latest NAAC guidelines. Additionally, the Council has prepared a data -base of university-wise non-NAAC colleges for providing all support in preparation for NAAC assessment & this will facilitate flow of new RUSA fund to these colleges.

5. Introduction of NCC as elective subject

The WBSCHE has taken initiatives to introduce NCC as an Elective Subject in UG general course of Higher Educational Institutions in West Bengal.

6. Enquiry works related to HEIs

The WBSCHE has played an active role in the recommendation and establishment of self-financing colleges and universities in the state.

7. Collection of Data

The WBSCHE has been very active in collecting data from HEIs and upgrading them overtime. Data under the following heads were collected from Colleges and Universities:

  1. Teaching-Learning during pandemic period. Report was prepared for Universities and Colleges.
  2. Placement of students for Five years in pre-pandemic situation. Report was prepared for Universities and Colleges.
  3. NAAC related data: A database on NAAC accredited Colleges and Non-NAAC colleges/universities of the State were also prepared separately.
  4. Data for mapping courses taught in different HEIs of the State, University-wise at college level have been collected.
  5. Data for Subject-wise Intake capacity in affiliated colleges under different universities was collected and a report was compiled with regard to the same.
  6. Data was collected with regard to (i) UGC 2(f) status for the newly established Universities. (ii) UGC 2(f) and 12 (B) positions of the affiliated colleges established during last 10 years.
  7. Collected data from the Universities with regard to
  8. Significant Research and Innovation in Science / Social Science / Humanities and Awards of Faculties.
  9. Thrust Areas of Research & Training in Universities
  10. Global Partnership in Higher Education
8. Capacity Building Workshop

The WBSCHE in collaboration with Elsevier organized a Two days' Workshop to promote Research Excellence in Academics across higher educational institutions of West Bengal. The research workflow was broadly divided into two parts :(i) Research Planning, Research Metrics and Identifying Journals and (ii) Research Execution, Emerging Technologies and Elsevier Strengths in research on these technologies. The programme received a huge response from the participants. It had 2699 registrations out of which:

  1. 837 unique attendees on Day 1 and
  2. 747 unique attendees on Day 2

The two months trial of Freedom collection is also active for all state universities across West Bengal.