West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education is set to promote all the students of class 11 to class 12 for the next academic year. As per the official notification, the decision to promote the class 11 students has been taken as per the declaration of the Chief Minister of West Bengal according to the instructions given by the Minister of Education, Government of West Bengal. The notification also states that marks of class 11 students for all completed examinations must be sent to the council as per the norms of the past year by June 22, 2020. The marks are to be sent to the following address:
- [email protected] via email (Preferrable)
- To the regional office via post (Hard-copy)
The notification is available on the official website – wbchse.nic.in
The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education has also asked institutional heads to conserve unused blank answer sheets of class 11 students. The council will collect the same after releasing a formal notification on it.
On April 16, 2020, Mamta Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, announced that the class XII exams would be conducted in June. She had also said that the class 11 and college students would be promoted to the next class and semesters, without conducting exams.
The West Bengal class 10 or Madhyamik Examinations conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education are already over and the exam paper evaluation is in progress. On April 15, Partha Chatterjee, Education Minister of West Bengal, declared in a press meet that considering the situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, WBCHSE has been asked to postpone the pending examinations, till April 15.
Consequent upon the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, Act 1975, West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education was established by the Government of West Bengal. The council has its head office located at Vidyasagar Bhavan in salt lake, Kolkata. It also has regional offices operating in North Bengal, Bardhamaan, Medinipur and Bhikash Bhavan, salt lake, Kolkata. The major functions of the Council are:
- Assess educational needs at higher secondary level and address the same.
- Prescribe textbooks and curriculum for recognised institutions.
- To publish results of examinations conducted by the Council and to offer certificates and scholarship.