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Krishnath College

Krishnath College
Berhampore, Murshidabad

Established : 1853
Type : Co-Educational
President : Sri. Adhir Ranjan Choudhury
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Somes Ray
Former Name : Krishnath College
Location : Berhampore, Murshidabad
Affiliation(s) : University of Kalyani
Category : Under Graduate & Post Graduate
Accreditation / Recognition : University Grants Commission (UGC) & National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Department(s) : Arts, Science & Commerce (Distance Education)


Subjects Offered

Arts( B. A.(Hons.) )
Hons. Subject Subsidiary subjects (any two) permissible
English History, Bengali, Economics /
Philosophy, Pol. Sc., Sanskrit
Bengali Pol. Sc., Economics /
Philosophy, English /
Sanskrit
Philosophy English /
Sanskrit, Bengali, History, Pol. Sc.
Pol. Sc. English /
Sanskrit, Bengali, History, Eco. /
Philosophy
History English /
Sanskrit, Bengali, Pol. Sc., Eco. /
Philosophy
Sanskrit Bengali, History, Pol. Sc., Philosophy
Science( B. Sc. (Hons.) )
Hons. Subject Subsidiary subjects (any two) permissible
Physics Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science
Chemistry Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Computer Scienc
Economics Mathematics
Pol. Sc./.........
Zoology Botany, Physiology /
Chemistry
Botany Zoology, Physiology /
Chemistry
Physiology Zoology, Physiology /
Chemistry
Geography Pol. Sc., Economics, Mathematics
Major Courses
Hons. Subject Subsidiary subjects
Tourism & Travel Management (B. A.) History, Economics
Sericulture (B. Sc.) Botany, Zoology
General Courses
Stream Any three (3) Subjects
B. A. (General) History
Mathematics, English
Bengali, Sanskrit, Pol. Sc.,Economics
Philosophy. Physical Education
B. Sc. (General) Physics, Chemistry, mathematics
B. Sc. (Bio) (General) Botany, Zoology, Physiology
Post Graduate Courses
Stream Subjects
M. Sc. Physiology, Sericulture
M. A. Sanskrit

Distance Education

This college house a study centre for the Netaji Subhas Open University for distance education. Regular Counseling programmes are conducted in the College Centre on Saturdays and Sundays for the University. The courses which are at present being offered at the NSOU K. N. College Study Centre are as follows :

BDP (B. A. Honours) Bengali
English
History
Pol. Science
Economics
Public Administration
BDP (B.Sc. Honours) Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics
Botany
Zoology
Geography
PG Course (M.A./M.Sc./M.Com.) Bengali
English
History
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work
Education
M.Com. (Accountancy)
Certificate Course Human Rights
Co-Operative & Co-Operator
Diploma course Bachelor of Library Information Science (BLIS)
Mater of Library Information Science (MLIS),
Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC)
PGELT (Post Graduate English Language Teaching) .
ELT (English Language Teaching) .
BPP (Art & Commerce) (Bachelor Preparatory Programme) 6 months.
PBRSSM (Paschim Banga Rajya Sishu Siksha Mission) .

Admission Crieteria :

Availability of application forms for admission and submission of the same will be notified immediately after the publication of HS (WBCHSE) results. Admission to BA & BSc Honours Courses (Day shift): Candidates must submit separate application forms for each Honours subject. Admissions would be made, serially and in compliance with all reservation rules, in strict adherence to a published merit list through counseling, during which the candidate and/or guardian must be present with all relevant documents in original. Admission to BA & BSc General Courses(Morning Shift): Candidates must submit separate application forms for separate streams viz. Arts, Physical Science, Biological Science. Admission process shall be as mentioned above. The required percentage of aggregate and relevant subject marks for eligibility in General Courses shall be made available on the notice boards.

Intake capacities of each course with due reservations

Honours Subject Sports
Quota
P.H. General S.T. S.C. Total
O.B. W.B.C.H.S.E. O.B. W.B.C.H.S.E.
Physics 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
Chemistry 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
Mathematics 1 2 3 34 3 1 11 55
Geography 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
Economics 1 1 2 21 2 1 7 35
Zoology 1 1 2 17 2 1 6 30
Botany 1 1 2 17 2 1 6 30
Physiology 1 1 2 17 2 1 6 30
Bengali 1 1 3 30 3 1 10 49
English 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
Sanskrit 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
History 1 1 3 31 3 1 10 50
Philosophy 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
Political Science 1 1 3 28 2 1 9 45
Sericulture 1 1 2 25 2 1 8 48
Tourism & Travel Management 1 1 3 27 2 1 9 44
General Subject Sports
Quota
P.H. General S.T. S.C. Total
O.B. W.B.C.H.S.E. O.B. W.B.C.H.S.E.
B. A. (General) 7 7 21 195 23 7 65 325
B.Sc. (Physical) 3 3 11 97 11 4 31 160
B.Sc. (Bio-Science) 2 2 5 47 6 2 16 80

P.H. – Physical Handicap,
O.B. – Other Board,
S.T. – Scheduled Tribes,
S.C. – Scheduled Castes,
W.B.C.H.S.E. – West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

Facilities on Campus :

Hostel

The college runs three accommodation facilities at

  • Maharani Swarnamoyee Hostel for girls (75 seats)
  • New Coomar Hostel for boys (105 seats)
  • Maharaja Manindra Chandra Hostel for boys (110 seats)
  • Wheeler Hostel for Girls (100 seats)
Allotment of hostel seats is done on dual consideration of educational merit and distance from permanent residential address. Applications in prescribed forms are to be made to respective superintendents on their invitation. Guardians must pledge to withdraw their wards in the eventuality of the superintendent’s order to that intent. Food arrangements will have to be solely managed by hostelite students.



Library

The college library possesses a collection of more than 43,000 books, and provides reading, borrowing and photocopying facilities to students and staff. A book bank exists to issue text books on long-term basis to students economically disadvantaged, along with departmental seminar libraries for ready reference. Computerization of library data is under progress.



National Cadet Corps

The NCC unit, affiliated to 9th Bengal Battalion NCC, is a vibrant hub of activity, sending up cadets regularly to national and state level camps.



National Service Scheme

The student volunteers of the NSS unit are engaged in various community development programmes and other camps organized by the parent body.



Gymnasium

A well-equipped multi-gymnasium for students and staff has been constructed with the assistance of HRD Ministry, Govt. of India, and the UGC.



Students’ refreshment

A canteen maintaining hygiene standards caters to simple food requirements at affordable prices. A general common hall for students’ recreation is equipped with indoor game facilities, newspapers, television, and a permanent built-in stage for cultural performances. A separate girls’ common room stands adjacent to the general staff room, also equipped with necessaries.



Scholarships

Eligible candidates may avail of the following subject to fulfillment of conditions laid thereon: 1) Merit scholarship 2) SC/ST scholarship 3) Physically Handicapped scholarship 4) Sitaram Jindal scholarship 5) Single girl child scholarship from UGC 6) Minority scholarship 7) Labour Department scholarships (Beedi worker, Mine worker etc.) 8) Md. Mohsin scholarship etc.



Distance Education

The college houses study centres of the Netaji Subhas Open University and Rabindra Bharati University, offering distance education courses in UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate levels. Counseling programms are conducted in the college centre on weekends.



Computer centre

A computer centre run by the Techno India group functions under direct supervision of the college authority – it is the only DOE approved centre in the district holding O, A and B level examinations. Students of Krishnath College are entitled to a concession in course fees.



Situated on the eastern bank of the river Bhagirathi, the 150 yrs old Krishnath college which has gathered to itself a halo bequeathed by its eminent teachers and alumuni, was originally founded by the Govt. of Bengal under East India Company on the 18th Nov. 1853 by notification no : 1913 20th Oct 1853, with the assistance of Nawab, Zaminders and a number of common people of this district although the idea of founding both the college and the University was first conceived by the visionary idealist and a Renaissance man Raja Krishnath - a dream that was not translated into reality by his cruel untimely death. However, since then the growth and development of this college have always been intimately concerned with Cossimbazar Raj family. Thus it is significant that the genesis of this Institution marked a cultural synthesis between feudalism and democracy not often dreamed of in that remote past.

Mr. Harrison was the first principal of this college. On 29th July, 1863 Sir Cecil Beadon, the then lieutenant Governor of Bengal laid the foundation of the present college building a wonderful specimen of Saracenic - Gothic Architecture style. In 1865 Berhampore college attained the full status of a college with B.A and law classes. In the year 1897 the British Government handed over the college to the Honourable Maharaja Manindra Chandra Nandi and in 1903 as recorded in the Calcutta University calendar this Institute was re christened as Krishnath College. In 1856 the college came under the Govt. sponsored scheme in accordance with the U.G.C regulation, Govt. of India.







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