The bills includes West Bengal Higher Education Institutions Bill and the Presidency University
Bill. It was moved by the Education Minister Bratya Basu in the state assembly held on Thursday.
The bills are mainly focused on reservation in Admission of Higher Education for students belonging
to SC/ ST/ OBC category.
According to the bill, 22%, 6%, 10% and 7% of the seats would be reserved for the above mentioned category students of (Category A and B) respectively in state colleges and universities. The maximum intake will be of 45% of the total permitted strength, which shall not be exceeded more than 50%.
The state government offers financial liability of Rs.1070 crore and the bill would come into effect from the next academic year 2014-15 onwards.
However, the Presidency University Bill 2013 has provided for creation of a mentor group of prominent persons which would suggest measures to make the university as a centre for academic excellence.