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Dhruba Chand Halder College

Dhruba Chand Halder College
Dakshin Barasat

Established : 1965
Type : --
President : Dr. Shyamal Chakraborty
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Satyabrata Sahoo
Former Name : Dakshin Barasat College
Location : Dakshin Barasat
Affiliation(s) : University of Calcutta
Category : Under Graduate : Honours & General Courses
Accreditation / Recognition : NAAC Accredited Degree College
Department(s) : Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) | Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) | Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Arts, Science & Commerce
Subject(s) Offered
  • » Bengali
  • » English
  • » Sanskrit
  • » History
  • » Political Science
  • » Philosophy
  • » Education
  • » Physical Education
  • » Geography
  • » Economics
  • » Physics
  • » Chemistry
  • » Mathematics
  • » Zoology
  • » Botany
  • » Micro Biology
  • » Computer Science
  • » Commerce
Rules & Regulations
  • To be eligible for appearing at the C. U. Examination, a student must have the minimum requisite percentage of attendance, notified by the C.U. Attendance at class lectures should not fall below 75%. Matters relating to discollegiate and non-collegiate students will be settled as per C.U. Rules.
  • Students absent over a period of 30 days or more, without any written intimation, are likely to get their names struck off the roll and such students may not be re-admitted.
  • Promotion to the next class depends on declaration by the University on the basis of result in the previous examination (Part-I & II) as qualified for appearing in the next examination.
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Facilities & Activities
  • National Cadet Corps - Students of D.C.H. College enrolled as N.C.C. Cadets under 20 Bengal Btlns. (Boys') and 1 Bengal Btln (Girls') divisions. Presently there are 205 Cadets in the NCC Unit of the college. The present NCC Officer is Lieutenant Tarak Dey, Selection Grade Lecturer, Dept. of Commerce. NCC Cadets of this college have been participating in the various activities including national and state level programmes; such as Independence Day Parades, Republic Day Parades, Mountaineering Camps and other activities. They have the opportunity to appear for the "B" and "C" certificate examinations.
  • NSS - Students participate in the N.S.S. Scheme, under Calcutta University, sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, under the leadership of a Programme Officer, Sri Biswajit Majhi, Dept. of Physical Education. Student volunteers are usually given Certificates, after completion of 120 hours of social work. They get preference in several jobs, later.
  • Career Counselling Cell - The objective of the cell is to guide and counsel the students in order to bring out inner potentialities of the students. The cell analyses information in the local, regional and national context to explore its relevance and utility for the students in their placement and on-job-training. Apart from that, the college also organizes regular seminar for the students regarding career opportunities and personality development skills in association with several placement institutions. They also provide training classes for interested students. A number of our students got placement through these institutions in the past years.
  • Grievance Redressal Cell - It has been instituted by the College, to guide students, understand and solve their problems. The cell looks after the grievances of the students and renders valuable advices to cope with the stressful situation.
  • Nari Sansad - (Womens' Council) has been constituted for prevention / action against sexual harassment of women students. It intends to work for various activities ensuring discipline among the women students and maintaining a congenial and healthy atmosphere in the campus free from all encumbrances and evils that may cause sexual harassment of women students. It encourages the women students to feel free to raise their voice for any shortcomings of facilities and amenities in the campus and any other issues specific to them.
  • Hostel - For accommodation in the Baruni Chhatrabas, students from distant places are required to apply in prescribed forms available from the hostel office. Hostel accommodation depends on the discretion of the hostel committee.
  • Sports Facility - Sports and games is an important part of students? life. There are a number of facilities for indoor and outdoor games such as football, cricket, volleyball, table tennis and carom. We have a large playground in the campus, for cricket and football. This playground is also used for athletics such as sprinting, high jump, long jump, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw etc. We have a gymnasium for the students of this institution.
  • Add on Course Facility -
    » Computer Course: With the changing facets of need and competition it is essential for every student to have a fundamental understanding of computer operation. To ensure computer literacy for our students, the institution is now associated with the Viewtech Computer Centre. The course schedule has been developed in such a way that the students can attend the computer classes after their schedule class-routine. It provides basic computer training to the students in the college premises, at a very nominal rate.
    » Functional English Course:The lack of Knowledge of English is often a hindrance to pursuit of careers among our students. Keeping this in view, a Functional English Course has been introduced with the help of Turning Point. The course schedule has been designed to enable our students to communicate in English freely and boost their confidence. Students can attend these classes after their schedule class-routine, in the premises.
  • Library - The College has a good collection of books on all subjects taught in the college. The Central Library of the college is housed in a separate building. It has a spacious Reading Hall, and an adjacent large area, for book-racks and almirahs. Students of both Hons. & General Courses are issued library-cards, which can be used for borrowing books, for a stipulated time. Steps are taken regularly, to maintain a quiet atmosphere in the library. There are also departmental libraries in all departments of the college. Hons. students can also avail the facility of various reference books from the departmental library.
  • Distance Education RBU/NSOU - For spreading higher education among the rural people of the Sunderban area, study centers of Netaji Subhas Open University and Rabindra Bharati University (D.D.E.) have been opened, for offering several Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate, P.G. Diploma and Certificate Courses.
    An Open & Distance Education – step by step for ‘you in Higher Education'.
    Dhruba Chand Halder College Study Centre of Netaji Subhas Open University
    (Approved & Recognised by UGC & State Government), Phone : 03218-223655
    Dhruba Chand Halder College in collaboration with Netaji Subhas Open University offers the following courses of study :
    • » Post Graduate Degree Course (M.A. / M.Sc. & M.Com.) :
      I) Bengali II) English III) English Language Teaching IV) History V) Political Science VI) Mathematics VII) M. Com. VIII) Master in Computer Application (MCA) IX) MSW (Master in Social Works).
      Eligibility : 3 years Honours or General ( Pass ) Graduate
    • » Bachelors Degree Programme (BDP) Arts :
      3 Years Honours Courses in :
      I) Bengali (EBG) II) English (EEG) III) History (EHI) IV) Political Science (EPS) V) Economics (ECG) VI) Sociology (ESO) VII) Public Administration (EPA)
      Eligibility : 10+2 Examination Passed
    • » Commerce :
      I) Accountancy (ECO)
      Eligibility : 10+2 Examination Passed
    • » Science :
      I) Mathematics (EMT) II) Geography (EGO) III) Bachelor Degree in Library & Information Science (BLIS)
      Eligibility : 10+2 Examination Passed
    • » Bachelors Preparatory Programme (BPP)
    • » Diploma Courses including Post Graduate Diploma
      I) Journalism and Mass Communication II) Co-operation
    • » Certificate Courses :
      I) Human Rights II) Pre-Primary Teachers' Training
      For detailed information, please contact the coordinator of the Study Centre,
      Dr. Swapan Chaudhuri.
      Ph: 03218 223 655(O)
  • Health Camps - The College is an institutional member of the Students' Health Home, and it extends medical benefits provided by the "Home", to the students, as and when required. Besides this, the college organizes several Free Health Check up camps for the students on regular basis. It also arranges Blood Donation camp, Free Eye Check-up camp and Health awareness camps in the college premises to generate consciousness among the students.
  • Computer Course - With the changing facets of need and competition it is essential for every student to have a fundamental understanding of computer operation. To ensure computer literacy for our students, the institution is now associated with the Viewtech Computer Centre. The course schedule has been developed in such a way that the students can attend the computer classes after their schedule class-routine. It provides basic computer training to the students in the college premises, at a very nominal rate.
  • Annual Social Function - The Students’ Union organizes an Annual Social Function in November of every year. The Students of the college perform Cultural Activities here. Annual prize distribution ceremony is also held during that time. Renowned artists perform there. Not only the college staff and students, local inhabitants also come to join the function and make it a grand success.
  • Cultural Activities - The Students’ Union organizes cultural competition during August / September of every year. College students from all streams compete in songs, recitation and quiz competitions.
  • Sports and Games - Students with interest in games and sports participate in the following events by which a section of them can have an exposure to District and State Level. Female students can participate in Kho-Kho, Kadaddi, Table Tennis, Athletics and Carom. A Football Coach, appointed by the college, trains our football team regularly. The teacher of the Department of Physical Education provides coaching to Kho-Kho, Kabaddi and Athletics Team.
In the early sixties a group of young educated people came forward and took great pain to establish the college. Dr. Dhruba Chand Halder & a widow, Srimati Baruni Devi donated generously and Mr. Nanda Kishore Ghosh, the former member of C.U. senate helped to get C.U. affiliation. Nanda Kishore Ghosh was selected the president of the first G.B. of the college. The college hostel was named "Baruni Chhatrabas". The life and achievement of Dr. Halder a social worker is worth to remember. Born in 1898 at village Srikrishnanagar, 4 km from the Gocharan railway station in a family of landed gentry, he passed matriculation in 1924 and entered the National Medical School. To serve the people by way of medical treatment, he opened a dispensary at Harrison road (now M.G. road) in a rented house. Patients from his village and the nearby villages crowded his dispensary.

Students from South 24 Pargana villages also prayed for shelter and help from him. He had a plan to establish a nursing home and a hostel for poor students. He was a dedicated Congress worker, a bachelor, devoted himself to disseminate higher education among the backward people of South Bengal. He used his samigs to establish a college near his home. with the help of Sudhanshu Sekhar Gayen, a young government employee. He was a member of the first G.B. and became G.B. president later. Dr. Halder died in 1968. In accordance with his will, all his property was sold and the accrued money deposited as donation to the college fund. After his death, the Dakshin Barasat College was renamed "Dhruba Chand Halder College" in recognition of his contribution.

The college was affiliated to Calcutta University on 23.08.1965 with permission to hold classes in the morning at the local Dakshin Barasat Shibdas Acharya High School building till the college could construct its own building. After the construction of the western part of the present main building in 1968 the college was shifted to its present site.

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