Introduce English Course Revise Curricula says WB Education Minister

Partha Chatterjee, Education Minister of West Bengal has urged the educational institutions in the State to revise the curricula and introduce English course, according to a PTI report. “Educational Institutions need to revise the curricula in higher educational institutes at par with the industry needs in order to ensure that the students land up getting jobs along with a degree”, Chatterjee said.

The minister also urged the institutes to introduce a six-week English course for students to help them seal the deal at job interviews. “I have seen during my visits abroad that a six-week English course is a must for candidates coming from other countries. Out government is also focusing on English education. Here, too, it should be mandatory for every student,” Chatterjee said.

Chatterjee, who is also in charge of Higher Education Department, urged the heads of the academic institutions to ensure overall development of students. “The curriculum should be modern, in tune with the job market. For a physics student, merely reading a physics text book and references before sitting for exams won’t be enough. The student must be conversant with new technologies too.”

While speaking on the sidelines of a career fair held in Kolkata recently, the Minister asked the career fair participants to equip themselves with necessary skills to keep pace with the changing job scenario in the country. “Please keep in mind whatever you want to be in life – an engineer, a bank manager or a teacher – you won’t get employment unless you are considered suitable by the recruiter,” Chatterjee told the students.

Highlighting the role of parents in grooming their children, he said one who is proficient in English literature should not be forced to take up science. “The parents should take note of the student’s merit before pushing them into a course,” he added.

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