Department of School Education is the department of School education including primary and secondary schools in the state of West Bengal, India. This is the main authority to implement the educational policy of the Government of West Bengal.[1]


The department is the nodal body which look after various aspects of school level educations for the state having specific tasks like text book selection, formation of board and councils (West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education), inspection, recruitment of teachers (Government)/ education staff, execution of projects, language policy and schemes, preparation of teaching, training, research etc. There are also have the regular budgeting, audit programs, recognition, up-gradation of schools and legal matters.[2]


At present the Minister-in-Charge of this Department is Mr. Partha Chatterjee.[3][4]


  1. ^ "School Education". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Department of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ Somdatta Basu. "Bengali set to be must in all schools from classes I to VIII". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ "List of Ministers in Mamata's cabinet". 27 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.