• About The Department
  • Vision
  • Objectives
  • Mission


    The School Education Department is responsible for implementation of West Bengal government's vision and mission in primary, secondary and higher secondary education. The department as the nodal body has nine distinct entities which look after various aspects of school education for the state. Some of the entities have specific tasks like conducting examination, text book/curriculum preparation (boards and councils), inspection (inspectorate), recruitment of teachers/staff (service commission), execution of projects and schemes (project office), preparation of teaching/training/research material (state council of education and research). All the entities also have the regular budgeting, auditing, recognition/affiliation/up-gradation of schools, legal affairs and other employee related HR activities.


    The vision of the School Education Sector is to ensure universalization of Primary, Elementary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education and to ensure quality education for Human Resource Development.


    The objective of this sector is to ensure 100 percent NER for Primary Education within 2008-09, 100 percent NER for Elementary Education within 2010-11 & 100 percent NER for Secondary Education within 2014-15. Simultaneously quality of learning to be enhanced.


    Strategies of the School Education Department in order to Universalize the School Education from Primary to Higher Secondary level are as follows :-
  • Universal access.
  • To ensure enrolment at the higher secondary level of all students who pass secondary level
  • To ensure enrolment of the 100% girls students specially the girls coming from backward, reserved and minority communities.
  • To reduce drop out rates by improving retention rate.
  • To ensure separate toilets for girls and boys.
  • To ensure drinking water facility and water for other use.
  • To ensure quality of education with the help of teaching, learning materials and aids.
  • Recruitment of trained teachers and arrangement for training of all the existing teachers.
  • To ensure proper training of teachers in regard to child centric and participative teaching.
  • To rationalize Pupil Teacher Ratio at the elementary level.
  • Encourage Computer Education & Computer Literacy.
  • To equip all the Higher Secondary Schools with Library and Laboratory facilities.