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Jagannath Kishore College

Jagannath Kishore College

Established : 22nd July, 1948
Type : Government Sponsored
President : Sri K.P.Singh Deo, M.L. A.
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Sri Santanu Chattopadhyay,
Former Name : J. K. College
Location : Purulia, West Bengal
Affiliation(s) : Sidho Kanho Birsha University
Category : Under Graduate & Post Graduate
Accreditation / Recognition : University Grants Commission (UGC) & National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Department(s) : Arts, Commerce & Science

Courses Taught

Minimum Disclosure Norms for Colleges of Higher Education

FT = Full Time
PT = Part Time

SL. No. Course Year Started Level
Self Fin.
Pass Merit
National Test
State Test
University Test
College Test
1 B.A. General 1953-1954 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
2 B.Sc. General (Pure Sc.) 1961-1962 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
3 B.Com. General 1969-1970 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
4 B.Sc. General (Bio. Sc.) 1969-1970 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
5 History Hons. 1965-1966 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
6 Political Science Hons 1967-1968 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
7 English Hons. 1983-1984 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
8 Economics Hons. 1983-1984 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
9 Bengali Hons. 1995-1996 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
10 Philosophy Hons. 1995-1996 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
11 Sanskrt Hons. 2002-2003 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
12 Geography Hons. 2006-2007 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
13 Education Hons. 2007-2008 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
14 Hindi Hons. 2007-2008 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
15 Mathematics Hons. 1967-1968 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
16 Physics Hons 1979-1980 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
17 Chemistry Hons. 1985-1986 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
18 Zoology Hons. 1988-1999 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
19 Geology Hons. 1994-1995 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
20 Botany Hons. 1998-1999 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
21 Microbiology Hons. 2002-2003 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
22 Computer Science Hons. 2004-2005 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
23 Accountancy Hons. 1981-1982 UG FT Regular Pass Merit
24 Mathematics 2002-2005 PG FT Regular Pass Merit


Sl. No. Subjects Intake Capacity Eligibility
1. Arts 372 40% marks in +2 level
2. Bio Science 60 45% marks in + 2 level with Biological science
3. Commerce 164 35% marks in + 2 level with Accountacy / Mathematics
4. Pure Science 164 45% marks in + 2 level with Physics/ chemistry/ Mathematics/Statics/ Computer science


Sl. No. Subjects Intake Capacity Eligibility criteria (in +2 level)
1. Accountancy 85 Aggregate –45% + Accountancy/Mathematics – 45%
2. Bengali 73 Aggregate – 55% + Bengali– 50%
3. Botany 22 Aggregate –45% + Biological Science – 50% + Chemistry – 30%
4. Chemistry 26 Aggregate –60% + Chemistry – 60% + Mathematics – 50% + Physics – 30%
5. Computer Sc. 31 Aggregate –60% + Mathematics – 50% + Physics – 45%.
6. Economics 36 Aggregate –45%
7. Education 36 Aggregate –45%
8. English 73 Aggregate – 60% + English – 60%
9. Geography 31 Aggregate –50% + Geography – 50%
10. Geology 26 Aggregate –60% + Mathematics – 50% + Chemistry –30% + Physics – 30%.
11. Hindi 31 Aggregate – 45% + Hindi – 40%
12. History 73 Aggregate – 45% + History– 45% or English/Bengali – 45% (for candidates without History)
13. Mathematics 55 Aggregate –60% + Mathematics – 70% + Physics – 50%
14. Microbiology 36 Aggregate –45% + Biological Science – 45% + Chemistry -30%
15. Philosophy 55 Aggregate – 45% + Philosophy– 45% or English/Bengali – 45% (for candidates without Philosophy)
16. Physics 26 Aggregate –60% + Physics – 60% + Mathematics – 60%
17. Political Science 61 Aggregate – 45% + Pol. Sc.– 45% or English/Bengali – 45% (for candidates without Pol. Sc.)
18. Sanskrit 61 Aggregate – 50% + Sanskrit – 45%
19. Zoology 22 Aggregate –45% + Biological Science – 50% + Chemistry – 30%

Rules of Admission:

Note : Admission, Attendance & University Examination etc.

A student must attend at least 75% ( Separately both in theoretical & practical) of the classes held in each subject. Otherwise he/she will be declared ‘Non-Collegiate’ as per University rules. If attendance falls below 50% he/she will become ‘Discollegiate’ and will be debarred from appearing at the University Examination.

1st year Hons.students must attend at least 60% of the Hons. classes during first twenty days following commencement of classes, falling which their names will be struck off from the Honours Attendance Register and will be shifted to General Course. The seat falling vacant thereby will be filled up from pass course students according to merit.

Names of the students enrolled, but falling to attend at least 60% classes, will be struck off at interval of every three months through out the academic session.

Admission will not be completed until the University Registration is made.

  • Mark –sheet, Admit Cards of the examinations passed, Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution where the students studied last, income certificate all in original, must be produced personally by the student at the time of admission.

  • Students belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe should write ‘Scheduled Caste’ or ‘Scheduled Tribe’ as the case may be, on the application form. Students calming facilities for belonging to the above categories shouldproduce relevant certificate(s) from the State Govt. / Competent authority.

  • A student should make satisfactory arrangement for residence and local guardianship. If on subsequent enquiry, such arrangement is found to be unsatisfactory by the college authorities, the admission may cancelled. Any subsequent change, either of residence or guardianship, must be immediately reported to the Principal/Teacher-in-Charge.

  • Single application form is to be submitted for Arts, Commerce and Science (Pure, Bio & Eco-Science)

  • Admission will be made strictly on merit and through CounsellingSystem in all streams. The date of counseling will be notified later on. Admission will be made on the date of counseling on submission of requisite amount of fees and relevant materials. Choice of subject(s), both Hons. and Pass, will be offered according to the availability of seats.

  • Admission may be taken in person by legal guardian.


A student’s name is liable to be struck off the roll on his failure to pay tuition fees for three consecutive months at a time as well as for continuous absence for three months.

Transfer Certificate Fee – The amount is equal to one month’s tuition fees of the class attended. Such certificate will be issued usually after seven days from the date of application by the guardian of the student while certificate of any other kind will be issued usually after 3 days from the date of application. The student must clear all his dues before issue of such certificates.

Prospectus & Admission Form -Forms of application for admission in the college with prospectus may be obtained from the College Office on payment of Rs. 100.00.

Cancellation of Admission -Application for cancellation of admission will be accepted within one month from the date of admission, and only caution money will be refunded after such cancellation.

College Examination :

  • The College will hold three examination(for Hons.) and one examination (for General) each class in each academic session.

  • A student must appear at all the Examinations.

  • Intimation regarding inability to appear at a particular examination should be communicated to the Principal in the form of an application countersigned by the guardian, well ahead of the date of examination, giving reasons.

  • Students failing to fulfill attendance requirements as stipulated by the University will be debarred from appearing at the examination.


  • For getting any reply to queries by post, a self addressed envelope with requisite postage stamp should be sent.

  • Postage stamp will not be accepted in payment of fee of any kind. This must be paid personally or by M.O.

  • Unsuccessful candidates in the Final Examination who would have to appear in practical examination again, shall be required to deposit usual science charges afresh, at the time of filling up forms for the final examination.

  • Choice of subjects, both in Hons. and Pass, in the counseling session, shall be final. No subsequent change will be allowed.

  • Admission form can be down-loaded from the college website, and the same, dully filled up, may be submitted with fees of Rs. 100.00 in cash along with copies of testimonials.


SL. No. Course Level
Annual Fees
1 B.A. General UG 1900.00
2 B.Sc. General (Pure Sc.) UG 2555.00
3 B.Com. General UG 2030.00
4 B.Sc. General (Bio. Sc.) UG 2655.00
5 History Hons. UG 2275.00
6 Political Science Hons UG 2275.00
7 English Hons. UG 2275.00
8 Economics Hons. UG 2275.00
9 Bengali Hons. UG 2275.00
10 Philosophy Hons. UG 2275.00
11 Sanskrt Hons. UG 2275.00
12 Geography Hons. UG 2275.00
13 Education Hons. UG 2275.00
14 Hindi Hons. UG 2275.00
15 Mathematics Hons. UG 2930.00
16 Physics Hons. UG 3430.00
17 Chemistry Hons. UG 3430.00
18 Zoology Hons. UG 3530.00
19 Geology Hons. UG 3430.00
20 Botany Hons. UG 3530.00
21 Microbiology Hons. UG 5930.00
22 Computer Science Hons. UG 5930.00
23 Accountancy Hons. UG 2405.00
24 Mathematics PG 11255.00

Tuition fees and other dues payable at the time of admission

Heads Arts Science Commerce PG
Hons. (Rs.) Genl (Rs.) Hons. (Rs.) Genl (Rs.) Hons. (Rs.) Genl (Rs.) Rs.
Admission Fees 75.00 50.00 110.00 85.00 85.00 60.00 160.00
Tuition Fees (per month) 75.00 50.00 110.00 85.00 85.00 60.00 160.00
Development Fees 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 Nil
Annual Charges 180.00 180.00 180.00 180.00 180.00 180.00 180.00
Hot Weather Charges 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Students Union Fund 80.00 80.00 80.00 80.00 80.00 80.00 Nil
Library Charges 150.00 100.00 150.00 100.00 150.00 100.00 200.00
Medical Charges 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00
Univ. Registration Fees 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 Nil
Univ. Enrolment Fees 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 Nil
Students Aid Fund 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 Nil
College Examinaton Fees 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 Nil
I. Card 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00
College Computer Charges 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
Univ. Sports Fees 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 Nil
Univ. Migration Fee 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 Nil
Academic Calendar 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 Nil
Caution Money (at the time of admission) 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 1000.00
Faculty Development Charges:
Faculty Development Charges: Rs. 200/- p.m.
Computer Science Hons. Rs. 200/- p.m.
Microbiology Hons. Rs. 200/- p.m.
Microbiology Hons. Rs. 200/- p.m.
Laboratory Charges:
General Course Rs. 150/- per subject
Honours Course Rs. 50/- per month
Mathematics Hons. Rs. 150/- (once) 
B.Com. (Hons. & General) Rs. 200/-per annum (only 2nd year)
Hostel Seat Rent  Â Rs. 200/-per month
  • Caution Money will be refunded if admission is cancelled within one month on prayer .

  • Caution Money will be refunded within 3 months from date of Publication of final result on prayer.

Facilities Available in the College

The total area of 21.28 acre of the College campus totally encircled with boundary wall is fully equipped with several physical and infrastructural facilities. The physical facilities such as modern classrooms, seminar halls, technology enabled learning spaces, well equipped laboratories are easily accessible for the stake-holders of the colleges. Besides specialized facilities such as e-learning, Inflibnet etc. guiding towards modern research are also easily available.

  • Curricular facilities
  • Co-curricular facilities
  • Residential facilities
    • ChittaranjanMahato Memorials Hostel
    • ThakkarBappaAdibasi Hostel
    • Central Scheduled Caste Hostel
    • Ladies Hostel
  • Common facilities
    • Canteen with safe drinking water facility
    • Health center facility
    • Several vehicle stands
    • Grievance Redressal Unit
    • Anti Ragging Cell
    • Ultra –modern AC auditorium with a capacity of 210 along with projection and audio-visual facilities
    • Career Counseling Cell
    • Entry Level Coaching facilities
    • Gymnasium
  • Vivekananda KendriyaGranthagar: The Library facilities
  • Information Technology facilities:

The district of Manbhum under Bihar, now the district of Purulia in West Bengal, was lagging behind in every sphere of society, not to talk of education. The first modern school, according to Henry Rickets, was established in Purulia in 1853 in form of an EnglishSchool. Water flew down Kangsabati for the decades. India won her freedom in 1947, and Jagannath Kishore College started its journey on 22nd July, 1948 as a private college affiliated to Patna University, thanks to the enterprising efforts of people from all walks of society in Purulia. JaharlalBasu, JatinDutta, Shyam Sundar Sinha Mahapatra, Dhiren Bhattacharya, Jagadish Mukherjee, Ashok Choudhury, ManmathKuiry and others felt it to be an abiding necessity, as the proficient students from this economically challenged area could hardly afford to pursue higher education going over to Ranchi, Hajaribagh, Patna, Bankura or Calcutta. The dream of these enthusiastic people came true when GokulKumari Devi, the widow of Sri JagannathKishorLal Sing Deo of the Kashipur Raj, donated a fund of One lakh rupees for the foundation of a centre for higher education in Purulia. ShankarlalSinghania, an eminent businessman of the time, contributed an amount of sixteen thousand rupees. A considerable amount of funds was also raised in form of public donation. The college was named after Late Jagannath Kishor lal Sing Deo, and it started with 109 students admitted to I.A. (Intermediate in Arts) standard with classes being held simultaneously in the rooms provided by HaripadaSahityaMandir and Union Club, Purulia. Later on the classes were shifted to Purulia Zilla School for a period, and, in the meantime, the college building was started at Ketika, Purulia at a land donated partly by Sri Nilkanthanarayan Singha, the provincial Lord of Nowagarh who provided 27 bighas, and partly at the adjascent land of 7.5 bighas donated by Shashadhar Choudhury and his co-sharers.

The college functioned as a private college till it was recognized by the then Government of Bihar as a Govt. aided institution in 1951. The foundation stone for the present Arts Building of the main campus was laid by Sri Krishna Singh, the then Chief Minister of Bihar on 9th September, 1953, and the inauguration of this building was officiated by Sri Anugraha Narayan Singh, the then Finance Minister of Bihar, on 10th October the same year.

The district of Purulia emerged on 1st November, 1956 after Bengal annexation, and the college came under CalcuttaUniversity. J.K.College was affiliated to The University of Burdwan in 1961, and in 1963 the college was taken over as a sponsored college by the Government of West Bengal. No less significant is the fact that J.K. College came under newly established Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University (SKBU), Purulia from 2010. The campus office of this new University was J.K. College, and the building of the University is being built at a site at Ranchi road, on a land of some approximately 40 bighas donated by J.K. College to the SKB University for this noble project in the year 2011.This is how J.K. College passed through sunshine and shower for 66 years to be now recognized as the premier institution in higher education not only in Purulia, but one of the best in West Bengal. The college was accredited by NAAC in 2005 and obtained B+ Grade. In 2010 it was recognized as a College with Potential Excellence (CPE) by UGC. The college has submitted letter of intent (LOI) to NAAC in April, 2013 and is going to be reaccredited shortly.

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