Education in West Bengal is suffering because of college politics.There was a recent thread on students joining politics, whether politics should be banned in colleges or encouraged. Many members shared their views and I do agree it may become very difficult to come to a conclusion, but as a resident of West Bengal I must say the politics has ruined everything here.
Earlier it was the left and now it is the turn of the TMC. Their student wings in many colleges have stooped to such level, that they are not leaving the admission process also. They are charging a hefty sum from the students seeking admission to these colleges. Even the chief minister's warning has no effect on them. There are political clashes in almost all the colleges and the bloodbath during college elections is incidents that put the education system of the state to a shame. The condition of student politics during the left period was neither a better one. Before coming to power, the TMC has promised to check the highhandedness of the student wings, but their own student wing has crossed all the limits.
The college politics in West Bengal has become the breeding ground of would be criminals. In this situation are we expecting good political leaders from West Bengal to lead from the front? What may be the option to stop this degradation? Ultimately, it is the education system, the backbone of any society, which is suffering.