Expressing his government's resolve to see that poor and meritorius students get opportunity to study in the institutions of their choice, Chatterjee said, "We will urge private institutions and universities to reserve a certain percentage of seats for them."
Pointing at the trend of students leaving the state for higher studies in the technical field, Chatterjee said, "We want our talent to remain in the state ....Technologically our state has made a lot of advances. But we have to ensure that our talents get proper backing. We need to retain them." He called upon private institutions to put on the Internet the number of seats available across different streams apart from organising career fairs.
Accusing the previous Left Front government of playing havoc with the future of students in Bengal, Chatterjee said, "They had abolished English for 17 years and done immense harm to the future of our students."
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