The UGC, in the year 1988, recommended the formation of Higher Education Council
for State level planning and coordination of Higher Education.
Following this recommendation, the West Bengal State Council of Higher Education (WBSCHE) was established on July 29, 1994 under the West Bengal Act XXXVII of 1994.
The Council started functioning on April, 1995 from its present office at
147A, Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata- 700029
The Council went for a rejig and it was freshly reconstituted under West Bengal Act X in 2015 under the leadership of the present Higher Education Minister, Dr. Partha Chattopadhyay, to take care of the new challenges and growth of Higher Education sector in the state.
Office Bearers of the Council
Dr. Partha Chatterjee
Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal &
Chairman, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education
Shri Vivek Kumar, IAS
Higher Education Department Govt. of West Bengal &
Vice Chairman (Administration), WBSCHE
Vice Chairman (Academic)
Shri Prabir Kumar Das
West Bengal State Council of Higher Education
Dr. Madanmohan Majumdar