Early Childhood care and Education in the Eastern India


Noted Educationist Mr. Tamal Mukherjee has been newly appointed as the Chairperson of Assocham’s Education Council – Eastern India. With this appointment ASSOCHAM, the premier Industry Body of the country, has initiated a host of activities in the field Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) under the leadership of Mr. Tamal Mukherjee.

During his first interaction with media after being appointed the Chairperson, Tamal Mukherjee said, “I feel very privileged to have been entrusted as the chairperson. As I have been involved in creating facilities for Early Childhood care and Education in the Eastern India, I can put up my experience in a structured manner to bring a change in the way we have been handling this important issue in our society specially in rural and semi-urban areas where these facilities are almost non-existent”

Mr. Tamal Mukherjee has already chartered the course of action in the coming months which will be undertaken by the Education  Council:

Some of them are:

  • PUBLISH PRESENT STATUS REPORT IN EASTERN INDIA: ASSOCHAM  will undertake a survey on the current status of the facilities offered by private sector and govts. in the region.
  • COMPILATION OF MODULES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Once the available modules are compiled by the Education Council, the same can be accessed by different stakeholders including different state governments.
  • COLLABORATION WITH STATE GOVERNMENT SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS: The council will approach Government School Departments in the region to initiate rolling out of guidelines to the institutions/schools for better management of such entities.

The Director of Assocham, Mrs Perminder Jeet Kaur said,” After doing an in-depth analysis of the current scenario within our country we found that there is no regulation under the Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) which is one of the world’s largest programs for early childhood development. We will submit recommendations from our chamber  to the concerned government for better regulation in for pre-primary education to all children in the 3-6 years age group. We will also invite private stakeholders to develop a PPP program to address this challenge.”