|Established||:||20th August, 1962|
|President||:||Smt. Manju Basu, Hon'ble M.L.A.|
|Principal / Teacher-in-Charge||:||Dr. Shyamaprasad Datta|
|Former Name||:||P. N. Das College|
|Location||:||Palta, 24 Parganas (N)|
|Affiliation(s)||:||West Bengal State University|
|Accreditation / Recognition||:||University Grants Commission (UGC)|
|Department(s)||:||Arts, Commerce & Science|
Courses Provided :
|Arts and Commerce||Hindi|
- » Library
The College has a Library with over 8000 useful books,various periodicals,journals and magazines.A new,fairly large and spacious,two storeyed building is being constructed with financial aid from the University Grants Commission(part of which houses the Library ).The building is expected to be completed in a few months,and once it is completed the college will be able to provide the students with all modern amenities like computerized cataloguing,internet facilities,reprography and an airy,spacious reading room with more of books to cater to the varied needs and tastes of the students.
- » Games And Sports
The college encourages good players and athletes to prove their mettle at the College and University tournaments and competitions,and our institution has had the opportunity to groom a substantial number of talented players and athletes who have reached the top at State and District level meets and cricket and football tournaments.A modern 16 station Multi - gym Machine has been set up in the Gymnasium of the College. An annual athletic meet is organized at the College and the promising athletes are chosen from the meet for representation at the State and District level meets . The college also organizes inter - class football and cricket tournaments. Outstanding sportspersons are also encouraged with financial support by the college.
- » Stipends, Concession, Prizes
Stipends and concession are given to the eligible candidates as per government rules as well as at the discretion of the College authority.Prizes are awarded to the students passing the examinations with higher marks and also to the qualifying students attending the maximum number of classes. However , the students attending the minimum number of classes as per University rules shall not be deemed eligible for the prizes.
- » Health Centre/Students' Health Home
A Health Centr has been established by the college recently and a few doctors have shown their kindness by giving voluntary service to the institution.
The College has a unit of Students' Health Home.A membership fee of Rs. 10 per annum should be paid by each student.Students are encouraged to avail the benefits of Students' Health Home at nominal cost.
- » Computer Centre
A computer centre is maintained by the College to offer elementary and advanced courses at nominal rate. The aim here is to provide at least minimum knowledge of computer to even the poorest student of the College.
- » Book Bank Facility
A Book Bank is being run along with the Library. Books chiefly text books,are loaned out to needy students for a period of one month.
- » Grievance Redressal Cell
A Grievance Redressal cell has been constituted to take care of the complaints and suggestions of the students, guardians and all other concerned with the college.All are requested to drop their suggestions etc. in the box kept for the purpose.Anybody can approach the Cell and lodge her/his complaint , even on condition of anonymity. Constructive criticism , we believe , will guide us to a better future .
- » Reprography
A modern Xerox machine has been set up in the College Library keeping in view the need of the studentsto get the study materials , etc. xeroxed at a nominal rate.Students are advised to avail of the facility during the library hours .
- » National Service Scheme
A hundred member unit of the NSS has been introduced from 2004 - 05 session under the supervision of Sri Suman Ranjan Bandopadhyay , Lecturer in English and Programme Officer of the college unit . The basic objective of the introduction of the unit is to encourage boys and girls in the age group of 18-25 to serve the community by helping it to find out better means towards a healthy progress .
- » Vocational/Professional Education
The College runs a professional centre for the poor people in collaboration with Ramkrishna Mission Shilpapith Community Polytechnic , Belgharia .This course is recognized and sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development , Govt. of India , and Directorate of Technical Education , Govt. of West Bengal. At present courses in Electrical Repairing and Wool Kntting (by machine) are offered to boys and girls respectively.
- » Group Personal Accident Insurance
The College has introduced a Group Personal Accident Insurance Policy through which all the students of the institution shall come under the cover of the policy against the payment of a nominal premium of Rs.16 per annum per head.The policy provide compensation in the event of the insured person sustaining bodily injuries solely and directly from accident caused by external and violent means resulting in death or disablement , within 12 months of its occurance.The sum insured in this policy shall be Rs.10000 per insured person.Moreover this may include payment of medical expenses (due to accident) upto 10% of the sum insured, i.e. Rs.1000 per insured person.
Late Nihar Bose , Ex â€“ Minister , Government of West Bengal , an eminent social worker and other education loving persons of the area had their vision to bring the entire area of Santinagar, Palta , under a single umbrella which would bring together the whole gamut of educational amenities from Primary school to a respectable seat of Higher education and further to an institute of technical education.They envisaged a concerted movement to help the displaced persons in the early 1950 s to rise above the dejection of being rendered homeless due tothe partition and cherish the dream of a smooth cruise to a prosperous future through their children ,who would be equipped with the best possible education and hold their heads high in the society .This mission for the progress and benefit of socially and economically backword students in an underdeveloped area was fulfilled with the establishment of P.N. Das College on 20 th August , 1962 by Late Debesh Das,a timber merchant. by profession , who being a well wisher donated a large sum of money to assist the establishment of the college in his father's name, Late Priya Nath Das.
The college started with a few students and it was affiliated to the University of Calcutta as a co-educational Degree college in the1962 â€“ 63 session. Over the years the institution has been flourishing to cater to the needs of the locality and surrounding areas .Initially ,the college started with a few subjects in the Arts Faculty and in 1975-76 session the department of Commerce received affiliation from Calcutta University .Later, Honours courses in Commerce and different subjects in the Arts Faculty were extended by the University . Affiliation of the B.Sc. ( General ) stream was obtained in the session 2003 â€“ 2004 with the introduction of Mathematics (General ) .Presently the College is affiliated with the newly established West Bengal State University, Barasat since all the under graduate Colleges in the district of North 24 Parganas have been brought under it. Apart from the University affiliation the College was also registered with the University Grants Commission long ago and has received financial aids in various forms time to time.
The College has a number of buildings, Gym, Library, Ladies Hostel, Canteen in its vast campus. The foundation stone of the Silver Jubilee Building was laid by Prof. S. Nurul Hasan, then Governor of West Bengal. The College caters to more than 1700 students. The aims of the college is to nourish the students to practice value based education and also to open up opportunities of higher education to the economically and socially backwardstudents.Teaching selfâ€“ sufficiency to the students by taking up different programmes of extraâ€“curricular activities is also the motto of the Institution .