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The University established a BCW Cell on 06.02.1990 to implement the policies and programmes of the Govt. of India and University Grants Commission for providing facilities to the S.C./S.T./O.B.C. candidates. The Cell was initially formed with financial support of UGC and approval of the Govt. of West Bengal. However ,at present the entire financial assistance is provided by the State Govt. The Cell is headed by a Joint Registrar. The administrative staff and other facilities to the Cell are being provided by the University from its own resource. For effective implementation of govt. policies and on the basis of the directives of the UGC the University has formed a Standing Committee under Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor and the Joint Registrar as its Member-Secretary. The other members of the committee are from Professors (2-3 persons), Readers (1-2 persons), Lecturers (1-2 persons) of University departments, the Principals (3-5 persons) of affiliated colleges and a representative of the State Govt. The Committee holds its meetings at a regular interval to review the problems of S.C./S.T./O.B.C. communities attached to this University and help to find out the possible solutions. The Cell takes utmost efforts to implement the reservation policies for admission to U.G./P.G. courses of the University. The Cell also monitors the reservation policies in case of recruitment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff of the University as far as practicable. For the past two years, with the assistance of UGC, the Cell is conducting coaching programme for the S.C./S.T. candidates willing to appear at NET and other competitive examinations and remedial coaching for final year P.G. Students.