Interest in studying Science is declining: Bengal minister

Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday drew attention to the decline in interest among students to study Science.

“Gradually, the interest in studying science is declining. I am astounded to hear that in many schools and colleges, Economics as a subject is being discontinued. We are not getting teachers in science,” Chatterjee said here at an event.

He said an effort has to be made to generate interest in pursuing Science.

“Due to the dearth of students in Science, the inclination is towards studying Commerce and when the interest in commerce dwindles, it switches to Arts. We cannot let that happen,” Chatterjee said.