West Bengal is located on the Bay of Bengal in the Eastern part of India; recently the name of the state was changed to Bengal. The geographical area of the state is 88,750 km2 and with more than 91 million population, Bengal is India’s fourth-most populous state. Bengal borders with three countries viz., Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, and with five Indian states namely Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Sikkim. Kolkata is its capital city, and formerly it was the capital of British India. Kolkata is one of the first developed states of India and currently it is the third largest city in the country.
Bengal is known for its cultural activities, folk traditions, cultural and educational institutions, and is often termed as “cultural capital of India”. It is the birthplace of many renowned personalities in various fields such as artists, filmmakers, musicians and Nobel laureates. Calcutta being the capital of British India for many years resulted in the introduction and expansion of institutional education, Western education, development in science, and social reforms in the region. During the early 20th century, the state served as a hotbed for the Indian independence movement. Post independence, Communist government was in power for 34 years, i.e., during 1977 to 2011 making it the world’s longest elected communist-ruled state. Drona provides further interesting information on the society culture and demographics of Bengal. Despite all these, West Bengal remains as one of least developed state in the country due to a high level of corruption.
Around 19% of the state’s geographical area, i.e., 16,805 km2 is covered with forest. Bengal harbours a part of Sunderban Delta, the world’s largest mangrove forest. The geographical region mainly divided into Himalayan hill region, Rarh region, Ganges Delta and Coastal Sunderbans. The state population is diverse and includes indigenous ethnic Buddhist communities, ethnic Tibetans, Nepali immigrants and many tribes of Adivasis. The only China town of India is in eastern Kolkata. The official language of the state is Bengali and English, while Nepali is given official status in the three subdivisions of Darjeeling district.
Bengal state has a literacy rate of 77.08%, which is a little bit higher than the national rate of 74.04%. The schools in the state are mostly run by the state government or by private organisations, and a considerable number of religious institutions are also present. Most of the schools present in the state are affiliated to CBSE or CISCE or with National Institute of Open School (NIOS) or with the state board, i.e., the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. West Bengal has 18 universities, and the University of Calcutta is the oldest public university in India. Other famous colleges include The Fort William College which was established in 1810, The Hindu College in 1817, and The Scottish Church College in 1830. The central University, Visva-Bharati at Santiniketan is an institution of national importance. Renowned Higher educational institutes of national importance are Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (first IIT), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (first IIM), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, etc.
In 1935, The Simon Commission recommended a Public Service Commission for each province and federal Public Service Commission for the federation. As per the provisions of Govt. of India Act 1935, Bengal Public Service Commission came into existence in April 1937, and it is consequently transformed as Public Service Commission of West Bengal under the Constitution of India. The commission takes the responsibility of human resourcing to the state government sectors and also attends their grievances. The important government job notification released in Bengal state are WB Civil Service Executive Exam, WB SSC, WB Forest, WB Police, WB Teachers Recruitment notifications, etc.
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