The college laid its first stepping stones in the year 1986. From its humble beginnings with only a handful of students and teachers, it has come a long way and presently it holds the distinction of offering a wide variety of disciplines and courses to its students. The college offers honours courses in subject like Bengali, Political Science, History, English, Education, Geography, Commerce, Physics, Mathematics and general courses in a variety of subjects. The college will also introduce Sociology as a general subject from this year. The college has kept up its upgradation initiatives under the guidance and leadership of its apex management, that is, the Governing Body. All the faculty members and the administrative staff whole heartedly worked together in that direction. The college has gone through an institutional assessment conducted by the Directorate of Public Instructions, Government of West Bengal. The college also regularly updates the data on the AISHE portal. The college has adopted its own motto of imbibing its students with the idea of progress and harmony through education which is reflected in the emblem of the college.
The college boasts of an excellent central library with a well-furnished reading room where the students are allowed to have an open access to the stocked books and other resources. The library is a free Wi-Fi zone for the benefit of the students and teachers alike. The students may also have free access to the internet from the UGC funded Internet Resource Centre which is housed within the library. Several important e-journals may be accessed through INFLIBNET from the library or the offices of the Heads of the Departments. Apart from books pertinent to the university curriculum, the library stocks books for competitive examinations. This measure was taken during the academic year 2016-17 to help the students prepare themselves for the competitive word of job hunting.
The NSS wing of the college has done its part exceedingly well in rendering useful services since its inception. The college was awarded the best college for NSS performance in the year 2014-15.
The college has introduced the use of a system of audio-visual teaching equipments in its classrooms. It also has a computerized language laboratory to be employed by the literature departments in particular to help the students improve their communication skills. The departments of Geography, Commerce and each of the science departments have well equipped laboratories.
There are separate common rooms for boys and girls, a gymnasium and a canteen for the staff. There is also a 'Student's Information Center' which supplies stationary articles, photocopied study material and other basic necessities at extremely cheap rates. The college has a hostel for girls and intends to build one for boys in near future.
The college has a long standing tradition of participating in cultural programs, sports events, educational tours and excursions. The participants from the college won accolades in the Youth Parliament last year. The college magazine "AYAN" is published regularly to create a space for the students, teachers and other staff to exercise their faculties of creative and critical thinking. The various departments also bring out wall magazines from time to time.
Since last year onwards the college has been conducting admission procedures online. The college has applied to the University of Kalyani for a P.G. course in Geography; likewise it has also pleaded to the D.P.I. for the commencement a U.G. course in the Biosciences. The college has already introduced post graduate courses in Bengali, History, English and Education through an Open and Distance Learning programme under the University of Kalyani. The SSR for the second cycle of NAAC was prepared and submitted recently; following which the MHRD department invited representatives from the college to NIRF at Vijnan Bhavan, New Delhi. The honorable HRD minister Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, honoured the college on that occasion for its overall achievements.
The college is always awake to the importance of keeping a healthy Teacher student ratio for which it maintains an adequate number of guest faculties in all the departments. The college insists on recruiting teachers fulfilling the UGC criteria. The college constantly encourages and supports its faculties in research and other means of academic advancement. The departments frequently hold seminars and special academic lectures by guest speakers. The departments of Geography and Education are looking forward to holding UGC sponsored seminars in the month of September this year, the departments of English and History will follow suit.
Aware of the disadvantaged familial background of a considerable portion of the students, the college holds remedial coaching classes for the same, especially the students belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories. The college also waives the tuition fees and other fees of students from impoverished families, which are paid by the college from its own funds. The college has implemented the State Government's Kanyashree Prapalka, which has gone a long way in widening the prospects and possibilities for the girl students. There is a Student's Health Home to give medical attention to students when necessary. Like all other education institutions the college observes the occasions of Independence Day, Republic Day and Saraswati Puja. The college also organizes a College Social and a Fresher's Welcome during which a series of cultural programs are held.
Our college was built with a collaborative spirit and that is one of the major strengths of our college. This an apt opportunity to congratulate the Governing Body and the teaching and office staff of the college for their contribution to the college's success.