Kolkata: The West Bengal Green University which is coming up in Hooghly will be named after Rani Rashmoni in commemoration of her 225th birth anniversary.
The West Bengal Green University (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in the Assembly on November 26 after the state government had decided that the name of the West Bengal Green University be changed as Rani Rashmoni Green University.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said in the Assembly that a proposal has been received to name the university after Lokmata Rani Rashmoni. The process has begun following instructions from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Rani Rashmoni had played an important role in the spread of education in the state.
The West Bengal Green University Act was passed in the Assembly in 2017 for setting up the university. It would be developed as a centre of excellence for learning and research in various branches of studies related to environmental studies, surface management studies and bio-diversity management. There will be courses in undergraduate and post-graduate levels and job oriented training as well.