Polytechnic education in West Bengal is on a springboard of development. There are
activities galore and the entire system is bubbling with excitement. New government
polytechnics are being set up in the unserved sub-divisions of the State in a rapid pace. Many
more are on the cards for which preparatory work is going on in full swing.
This would not have been possible but for the active interest and deep commitment
shown by many from the system. As it was not feasible earlier to thank all of them individually, I
take this opportunity to compliment every single individual of the polytechnic system who has
responded responsibly and accomplished the task given at a short notice. In fact, some of them
exhibited exemplary enthusiasm and sincerity. I was indeed impressed, if not overwhelmed, by
the quality of work dished out and by the dedication manifest in their attitude.
Yet, as the poet said, though the woods are lovely, dark and deep, we have promises
to keep and miles to go before we sleep or rest on our laurels. Many other fronts of development,
aside from establishing new government polytechnics, have been opened up in the recent past.
Revision of curriculum and syllabus, induction programme for the newly recruited lecturers,
gradual introduction of e-governance in the entire system and many others are examples of that.
Despite all the pain that everybody who is anybody in this development effort is experiencing,
there is a big treasure trove of satisfaction for all of us, which is the vicarious pleasure of
creating more opportunities, mostly for the poor and for the underprivileged sections of the
society. Our journey is towards a new dawn ushering in development and prosperity for our
countrymen while simultaneously pushing the frontiers of science and technology to newer
I make a clarion call to everybody to join the directorate on this beautiful sojourn.