Kolkata: The elections to the student unions of colleges and universities in West Bengal, which were suspended following the murder of a policeman during filing of nomination papers outside a city college, would resume by October, state’s Higher Education Minister Bratya Basu told the state Assembly on Monday.
Replying to a question in the House, Basu said that the state government was preparing a revised set of rules for conducting student union elections to reduce incidents of violence.
Basu said that the new set of rules for holding student elections would be published in a month.
The elections were suspended for a few months in the month of February because of the rural polls and a number of board and university examinations, the minister said.
Replying to a supplementary question, Basu said that the government had recently announced setting up of three new universities in the State.
While work of Panchanan Barma University in the State`s Cooch Behar district and Kazi Nazrul Islam University at Asansol in Bardhaman district would start in a month, the academic activities of the State`s first women`s University at Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas district would start by July next year, he said.
Referring to a regulation issued by the University Grants Commission, Basu said that the State government has started assessing performance of teachers in higher educational institutes through an academic performance indicator.