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Partha Chatterjee is an Indian politician of West Bengal. He represents Trinamool Congress.He is presently the Minister for Education and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of the Government of West Bengal. He also holds the political office of General Secretary of West Bengal of the All India Trinamool Congress...

Partha Chatterjee
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Minister for Education, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of Science & Technology and Biotechnology
Assumed office
20 May 2014
GovernorKesri Nath Tripathi
Preceded byBratya Basu
Minister for Industry
In office
20 May 2011 – 20 December 2012
Preceded byNirupam Sen
Succeeded byAmit Mitra
Minister for Information Technology and Electronics
In office
20 May 2011 – 24 May 2014
GovernorM. K. Narayanan
Preceded byDr. Debesh Das
Succeeded byBratya Basu
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
Assumed office
20 May 2011
GovernorM.K. Narayanan
Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
21 September 2006 – 13 May 2011
Preceded byPankaj Kumar Banerjee
Succeeded byDr Surjya Kanta Mishra
ConstituencyBehala Paschim
Assumed office
GovernorM. K. Narayanan
Preceded byNirmal Mukherjee
ConstituencyBehala Paschim
Personal details
Born(1952-10-06)6 October 1952
Political partyTrinamool Congress
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta (B.A)
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (Master of Business Administration) (P.hD)

Early lifeEdit

Partha Chatterjee was born in Calcutta. His alma mater is Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur[1] and then Asutosh College, where he studied economics. He holds a post-graduate degree in business administration.[2]


Partha Chatterjee worked as a HR professional with Andrew Yule.

He was elected as an MLA from Behala Paschim in 2001, and subsequently re-elected from the same constituency in 2006. In 2011 he won by a margin of 59,021 votes.[3][4] He was Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011.[5]

He was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 20 May 2011 and allotted the portfolios of Commerce and industry, public enterprises, information technology and Parliamentary affairs.[6]

He was nominated as deputy leader of the house in 2011.[7] After the Assembly election 2016, he became the Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education and School Education Department, West Bengal Government.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Partha focus on poor show in tech tests". The Telegraph. 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Partha Chatterjee". All India Trinamool Congress.
  3. ^ "113 - Behala West Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Behala Paschim". Assembly Elections May 2011 Results. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Team Mamata". The Telegraph 9 April 2011. Calcutta, India. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  6. ^ "The Ministry". The Telegraph, 21 May 2011. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  7. ^ Ganguly, Arnab (16 May 2011). "Mamata issues model code Dos and don'ts for Trinamul ranks". The Telegraph 16 May 2011. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  8. ^ "West Bengal education minister calls teachers 'cows'". The New Indian Express. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  9. ^ "List of Ministers in Mamata's cabinet". 27 May 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.