Minority Affairs & Madrasah Education


Birbhum is one of the important districts of “RARH–REGION” in West Bengal. It is situated in the west side of West Bengal bounded by Dumka of Jharkhand State in its West and North, Murshidabad in the East and North East and Burdwan in the South & South East. 14 Nos Minority Concentrated Block out of 19 nos and 4 Nos IMDP Blocks.
The Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department (MAMED) [formerly the Minorities Development and Welfare Department] is catering to the specific needs and aspirations of the large minority community in the District. The Department works for the development and welfare of minorities, thereby ensuring the protection of rights and providing opportunities for growth.

Construction of ITI, Polytechnic College, Hostel Building, New School building , Health Center , Additional Class Room , Marketing Complex ,Community toilet and Community hall etc.
Provide Pre-Matric Scholarship, Post-Matric Scholarship Under talent support scholarship , Term loan, Group for minority students and provide Term Loan ,Group Loan for Minority beneficiaries and Skill Development Training ,Vocation Training and Competitive exam preparation training for minority youth. Different types of incentive are given to the poor Madrasahs students including (boys and girls) from the MA&ME Department like that 1. Dress grant 2. Book 3. Financial assistant etc. and also given honorarium to the teaching and non-teaching staff of the MSK and SSKs. Hostel students including boys and girls are provide expenditure of the hostelers (@Rs1000.000 per month).
In coming five years plan our department is trying to implement and materialize more Karmatirtha for the development of economic condition of the rural villagers, Multipurpose Community hall in the Minority Concentrated Blocks is also in the future plan, More Drinking water facilities were still the people not getting safe drinking water will be projected, Upgradation of Health Sub center at village level for providing better health services to the villagers.
Some Plan will be prepared as per need of the common mass in the Minority Concentrated Area. Hostels, we have already taken up and more hostels will be constructed as per the requirement of the Educational Institution in future.
At present the status of the minority community people comparatively developed more change have been done. Child Marriage a social evil is checked but more effort is required to eradicate it. In the education sector minority students are doing good result, in higher education also they are coming in good numbers after all status has been changed and more change is required.

Vision, Mission, Objectives and Functions


Empowering the minority communities and creating an enabling environment for strengthening the multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious character of our District.


To improve the socio-economic conditions of the minority communities through affirmative action and inclusive development so that every citizen has equal opportunity to participate actively in building a vibrant district. To facilitate an equitable share for minority communities in education, employment, economic activities and to ensure their upliftment.


Educational Empowerment of Minority communities
Area Development in Minority Concentration Blocks,Towns and Villages
Socio-economic empowerment of Minority Communities
Institutional Strengthening
Strengthening of legal frame work for Welfare of Minorities

Policy Functions

Monitoring function through regular meetings; Conferences; review mechanism etc.
Development initiatives (Area Development; Leadership Development for Minority women, socio-economic development through education).
Regulatory function (NCM Act, Wakf Act, Dargah Act.)
West Bengal Minorities Developments & Finance Corporation
Haj Operation

M.A & M.E, Birbhum  

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Contact Details
District Officer Minority Affairs,
MA&ME Building Suri, Birbhum
Tel : 03462-259375
E-mail – mame.birbhum[at]gmail[dot]com