Education in West Bengal
West Bengal has two different boards to regulate education in the state at school level. First is West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) which provides education at secondary level. Second is West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) which regulates educational activities at higher secondary level. Both the boards are autonomous body and working as an educational organization in the State of West Bengal.
West Bengal Board Details
WBBSE History: The Board of Secondary Education came into existence in 1951 under an Act of the State Legislature called the West Bengal Secondary Education Act of 1950. Board started working under the chairmanship of Sri Apurba Kumar Chanda on 3rd May 1951. Then board was renamed as its present name West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) in 1964. At present, the Board is handling mare than 10,000 numbers of school.
WBCHSE History: The Government of West Bengal has introduced the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education under West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, Act 1975. WBCHSE has its regional offices at Salt Lake, Bidhannagar, Korunamoyee and Kolkata. The main functions of the board are conducting examinations, preparing syllabus, declaring results etc.
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West Bengal Boards Objectives
- Manage all the school of the State.
- Provide quality education to all the enrolled students.
- Conduct the examinations for Secondary and Higher Secondary standards.
- Prepare and distribute examination papers to the concerned schools.
- Setting up help-lines during the examination.
- Provide affiliation to the Institutions.
- Prepare syllabus and textbooks for secondary, 11th and 12th
Boards Contact/ Helpline Number
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
77/2, Park Street, Kolkata- 70016
Phone: 033-2226-8594/95, 033-2229-8596/97/98
West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
Vidyasagar Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700091
Ph. 033-2337-4984 to 87, Toll-FreeNo: No: 1800-1039-341