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Hooghly Women’s College

Hooghly Women’s College

Established : 1949
Type : Women's College
President : --
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Sima Banerjee
Former Name : Hooghly Women’s College
Location : Hooghly
Affiliation(s) : University of Burdwan
Category : Under Graduate
Accreditation / Recognition : National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) & University Grants Commission (UGC)
Department(s) : Arts & Science
Admission Information
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I. Three year General Course in Arts:

Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Philosophy, History, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, Political Science, Music, Education and Environmental Studies with Compulsory Bengali and English.
Different programme available: Students of B.A. General Course have to take three Elective subjects.

Number of seats in General stream : 250 [including SC/ST/OBC/PWD]
Eligibility to apply : +2 level passed students.

Candidate has to opt for any one of the following units:

  • Bengali, English and Economics
  • Bengali, History, Sanskrit
  • Education, Pol. Sc., Economics
  • Education, History, Sanskrit
  • Education, Pol. Sc., Philosophy
  • Bengali, History, Philosophy
  • Bengali, Music, Sanskrit
  • History, Music, Education
  • Sanskrit, Music, Education
  • English, Geography, Economics
  • Pol. Sc., Geography, Economics
  • Geography, Mathematics, Economics
  • English, Philosophy, Sanskrit
  • Bengali, Philosophy, Sanskrit
  • Education, Geography, Pol. Sc.

[ Total No. of seats for Geography combination (BA) = 25 and Music combination = 25 ]

II. Three years General Course in Science:

Number of seats in General stream: 50 in Pure Science and 30 in Bio-Science [including SC/ST/OBC/PWD]
Eligibility to apply : +2 level passed with 40% marks in Mathematics and Biological Science for B. Sc. (Pure) and B. Sc. (Bio) respectively.

Candidate has to opt for any one of the following units:

B. Sc. (Pure) B. Sc. (Bio)
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
Economics, Physics, Mathematics Botany, Zoology, Geography
Geography, Physics, Mathematics  

III. Three years Honours Courses in Arts & Science:

Stream Hons. Subject Pass/General Subject Combination
B. A Bengali. History, Philosophy/ Philosophy, Sanskrit / History, Economics / English, Sanskrit
English Education, Philosophy / Education, Sanskrit / Bengali , Sanskrit / Philosophy, Economics
Sanskrit Education, History / Education, Philosophy / History, Bengali / Pol. Sc.,  Bengali
History Education, Philosophy / Bengali, Philosophy / Education, Economics / Philosophy, Sanskrit
Pol. Sc. Mathematics , Economics / Education, Sanskrit / Education, Economics / Philosophy, Bengali
  Philosophy Education, History / English, Education / Political Science, Education / Education, Sanskrit
Economics Political Science, Education / Mathematics, History / English, Education / Bengali, Philosophy
Music Bengali, Sanskrit / Education, Sanskrit / History, Bengali / History, Education
Geography English, Education / English, Economics / Economics, Education/ Political Science, Economics
Education Philosophy, Sanskrit / History, Philosophy / History, Economics / English, Sanskrit
B. Sc. Physics Mathematics, Chemistry
Chemistry Physics, Mathematics
Economics Physics, Mathematics
Mathematics Physics, Chemistry
Geography Physics, Mathematics / Botany, Zoology
Microbiology Chemistry, Botany / Chemistry, Zoology
Nutrition Chemistry, Botany / Chemistry, Zoology

[Eligibility for all Honours subjects: As per the norms laid by University of Burdwan]

[ B.A. (Honours) students are unable to take Geography and Music as one combination subject]

[Education Tour is compulsory as per University syllabus for Geography, Botany and Zoology.]

Please refer to above displayed Admission Information Section
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Central Library

Library facilities are an open invitation and it is expected that the students should utilize the affluent help of the College Library and Departmental Libraries. New Building of Central Library is under construction with financial aid of UGC along with State Govt. Share.


There is a two-storied building within the college compound for accommodation of students ofHonours courses. New Hostel for students is under construction with UGC special assistance Scheme.


Financial Aid

  • Free-studentship available for poor but meritorious students.
  • Financial assistance is obtainable from Student’s Aid Fund.
  • Facilities for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively are kept reserved as per Govt. order.
  • Alumni Association of the College give Rs. 500/- to the best student of 1st yr. of both B.A. & B.Sc. stream.

Co-Curricular Activities

College students have to take part actively in College Functions, Games, Debate, Cultural competition etc. College organizes one “Inter-College Cultural Competition” every year.

Value Added Courses offered by College Computer Centre
(To be completed within 3 years of study in college)

  • “O” level computer course
  • Spoken English
  • Multimedia
In Collaberation with "The Institute of Computer Engineers(India)

Student's Health Home(SHH)

Students get medical care and support from Studen's Health Home Programme. The zonal centre of SHH, Hooghly is nearby the college and no seperate room exists in college.

Norms For The Students

Students of this college must abide by the Rules and Discipline framed by the College authority. Students should wear Red Bordered White Saree and Red Blouse on the College Foundation Day (1st August), Independence Day and the days as specified by the Principal. The students should maintain a good and healthy relationship with all the Teachers and Non-Teaching Staffs of the College. The students should respect all of them as they are serving this Institution for the perfect intellectual and moral upbringing of them. Use of Mobile Phone is restricted to common room and Student's Union room only. Students must bring the ID card and College Diary, regularly.

An Appeal To The Guardians

Application for admission to the College should be made in prescribed form obtainable from the college. Application for Hostel should also be submitted along with admission form. Change of Hons. subject does not ensure admission to the Hostel. The Guardians have to co-operate with us in our twin task viz. advancement of learning and character building which every Institution should set before itself as its ideal. Admission form of Value Added Courses would be available from the College Computer Centre. Guardians are requested to contact there.

Hooghly Women’s College is a glorious milestone in the history of education of women not only in Hooghly district but also in the state of West Bengal. It is the sixth academic institution in the district and is the first women’s Sri. Kalipada Mitra, Founder Principal(1949-1951) college of the district and also is the largest Women’s College of Burdwan University. What matters, of course, not the age, but the role it has played in awakening the women of the district and beyond, through the dissemination of education. The initial effort to found a women’s college in Hooghly was made in 1943. Some local educationists and social reformists made an active endeavor to set up Hooghly Women’s College to cater education for women. Sri Nripendranath Dhar, a renowned advocate and educationist was the pioneer in this field. Other figures, inspired by the some missionary zeal joined them. Hooghly Women’s College thus started pulsating in thee little concrete structure named “Mission House” with only 17 students in Chuchura Maidan in the banks of River Ganga in a day in the year 1943. Unfortunately if came to an abrupt halt as university recognition did not come in time. But the lamp was already lighted and the last flicker of the dyeing lamp continued to glow. This initial endeavor, though not endowed with immediate success, should be remembered with awe and reverence by everyone related to the institution.

In 1960, The University of Burdwan was established. Naturally affiliation of Hooghly Women’s College to Calcutta University was transferred to Burdwan University. The first positive result of this affiliation was the opening of science faculty in the same year. A third floor was added to the already two storied college building. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics departments were opened with laboratory facilities. Instead of the so long subject of Commercial Geography, general course in Geography was introduced. Number of teachers increased simultaneously. In 1965, the department of Political Science was opened. Within 10 years of its inception, Honours Courses in Philosophy, Sanskrit, Bengali and later History were opened in the College. In 1964, the college library could take its formal shape and structure with state Government aid. In 1969 with permission for Geography Honours, a separate Geography building was constructed. Gradually necessity triggered of many other things, such as students Union, Sports and Games, College Magazine etc.

Thus Hooghly Women’s College with 60 years of dedicated service in the field of women education is successfully rewarded in its resolve and internal strength to remain the beacon of light grounded in the mission of providing the connection between learning and living.

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