A new university coming up in Purba Medinipur district


Kolkata, Jun 13 : The West Bengal Government is setting up a university in
the district of Purba Medinipur, which would be the first university in the district.
The land for setting up the university has already been designated – a plot of
20 acres in Kapaseria mouza in Mahishadal block, part of Haldia subdivision and
located on national highway 41 (NH-41), a senior state government official on
Wednesday said.
It would be named after Mahatma Gandhi and might be inaugurated by Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee on October 2, the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the
The setting up of the university would be a big boon to the students from the
district as they would now be able to pursue post-graduate and doctoral studies
nearer home. Students from the district have always fare very well in secondary
and higher secondary exams and now, a university is being built for them.
Classes would begin from July, and would, for the time being, be held at
Mahishadal Raj College.