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Joypur Panchanan Roy College

Joypur Panchanan Roy College

Established : 1986
Type : Co-Educational
President : Sri. Sukhoranjan Mukherjee
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Prof. Saumitra Sarkar
Former Name : Joypur Panchanan Roy College
Location : Howrah, West Bengal
Affiliation(s) : University of Calcutta
Category : Under Graduate
Accreditation / Recognition : National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Department(s) : Arts & Commerce

The college is presently affiliated to impart B.A. (Honours & General) and B.Com. (Honours and General) Courses.

Subjects Offered
B.A. General Bengali
Political Science
Physical Education
B.A. Honours  Bengali 
Commerce:- (Accounting Group) (Honours and General)

Admission :

  • Admission to the different courses is made strictly on the basis of merit. The list of candidates in order of merit is displayed both on the College Notice board and on the College website: www.

  • The rules and procedures are as per the norms laid down in the University of Calcutta Notice No. CSR/123/10 dt. 20-10-2011.

  • The documents necessary at the time for admission:
  • Three passport size photographs
  • Original Admit Cards and Marksheets of Madhyamik and Higher Secondary Examinations and 4 (four) photocopies of the same attested by the Head of the Institution
  • Three copies of SC/ST/OBC/BPL/PH certificates (if applicable).

General Information :

  • Each Student is provided with an Identity Card with his/her Photograph, attested by the Principal of the College. This is an important document and should be carefully preserved. Students must come to the college with their college identity card which they should produce on demand. In case of loss, a student shall have to make an F.I.R. with the Local Police Station and apply to the Principal with the F.I.R. number for a duplicate card which may be issued on payment of Rs. 20 only.

  • Every student must see the college Notice Board every day to keep himself / herself properly informed through various notices issued by the college from time to time. Ignorance of any fact circulated through any notice for reasons of non-perusal of the notice on the part of any student, for whatever grounds, shall not entitle him/her to any special treatment.

  • Misbehaviour with teachers and staff is a serious offence.

  • Outsiders are not permitted within the College premises and students must not bring outsiders to the college for any reason.

  • A candidate shall be considered collegiate if he/she has attended 75% or above lectures delivered / practical classes held in each of the subjects / group of subjects and Non-collegiate if attendance in any subject / group of subjects falls short of 75% but not below 60%. Candidates declared Non-collegiate may be allowed to fill in application forms for examination on payment of requisite Non-collegiate fees. A candidate who has not attended at-least 60% of lectures delivered / practical classes held in any subject / group of subjects shall be considered Dis-collegiate and shall be debarred from appearing in the C.U. Final Examination.

Facilities :

  • Library :

    The College has a library which has a collection of more than 8500 books and it subscribes to different newspapers and journals. New collections are added each year. The student is given two Library Cards, one for daily use and another for borrowing books for a period of seven days. The library is particularly helpful to the students of this backward area.

  • Concession of Fees :

    For concessions in tuition fees, applications are invited from poor and meritorious students in prescribed forms available from the college office. Applicants are required to appear before an interview board for availing such concessions. Such concessions are given to the second year and third year students only.

  • NSS Units:

    The College has NSS Units under able leadership of Prof. Kashinath Pal, Prof. Pahari Sankar Das, Prof. Partha Pratim Patraand Prof. Saswati Majumdar and the NSS Unit organizes Annual Camp and is engaged in several community developmental works among the people of the area. A blood donation camp is held each year and the unit keeps the College campus clean and makes the garden beautiful.

  • Students’ Health Home:

    The College students can avail of the universal membership of the Students’ Health Home, Amta Regional Centre which provides health care at a nominal cost.

The College was established in 1986 as a part of the scheme of the West Bengal Government to spread Higher Education in the rural areas of West Bengal. The area around Joypur in the 1980s had five Higher Secondary schools which completed more than hundred years of existence and the students passing out of them had little opportunity to pursue Higher Education. With the spreading of education, more Higher Secondary schools came up and the public demand for a degree college gathered momentum but communication was a problem as there was no bus route then. People had to ferry across the Damodar by boat and the transport was primitive. But after the bridge across the river which is known as Bharat Chandra Setu, was constructed in 1984 the communication system improved and Joypur was connected to Howrah by motorable road and the Govt. of West Bengal fulfilled the long standing demand of the local people.

The foundation stone of Joypur Panchanan Roy College was laid on 7th September,1986 by Mr. Nirmal Bose, the then Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal. The College is named after Sri Panchanan Roy, the late father of the famous industrialist Sri Susanta Kumar Roy who is the founder-donor of the College. He has donated the land of 4 acres, borne the initial costs including the deposit money of Rs. 1,50,000/-which has to be kept reserved as security as per the statutes of the university of Calcutta. Recently Sri Susanta Kumar Roy has constructed the gate of the College and has erected the bust of his revered father.

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