Maharaja Manindra Chandra College
|Maharaja Manindra Chandra College|
|Location||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliations||University of Calcutta, UGC, NAAC|
|Website||Maharaja Manindra Chandra College|
Maharaja Manindra Chandra College (Bengali: মহারাজা মনিন্দ্র চন্দ্র কলেজ)  is an undergraduate college in north Kolkata, India, established in 1941,at 20 Ramkanta Bose Street, Kolkata - 700003. It is affiliated under the University of Calcutta. The college has a second campus in a new building at 12 Padmanath Lane, Kolkata - 700004, donated by Smt. Bandita Mukherjee, daughter of ex-principal of the college Sri Biswanath Mukherjee.
The college was established in the year 1941, on July 15th, by a renowned education pioneer of the time, Dr. Panchanan Neogi, I.E.S. (Retd.) and mostly due to the benevolence of Maharaja Sris Chandra Nandi, who proposed the governing body of the college. As a result, it was named as Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, in the memory of his illustrious father, Late Maharaja Manindra Chandra Nandi of Cossimbazar. The college attended the status of a premier college in Kolkata in due course of time.
Departments and courses
The college offers courses on B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com. and aims at imparting education to all undergraduates(Coed) of lower and middle class people of Kolkata and its adjoining areas. Apart from these traditional courses some add-on career oriented certificate courses are also done in this college, which is sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC). These are Functional English, Tourism and Travel Management, Journalism (video editing) and Mass Communication, Videography and Video Editing, Computerized Office Management, Computerized Financial Accounting, Language in C++ and basic Java, VB.Net/ Linux, Internet (diploma courses). The college building accommodates the smooth running of the other two shifts of this institution. The college has a well-stocked library with a spacious reading room attached to it. The library has a collection of about sixty thousand books and subscribes to eleven types of periodicals. The database of the library is maintained through computers. The college has arranged an institutional membership with the British Council Library and American library. Each department maintains a seminar library, which gives the additional facility to the students to borrow reference books. The Netaji Subhas Open University study centre (NSOU) is already well established and flourishing here. The college space is also utilized for holding examinations of different organizations and universities.
The college magazine is published once a year and all the students are entitled to have a copy of the college magazine. The college authority also publishes periodical wall magazines. The students participate in annual Inter-Class and inter-College cultural and literary competitions. The college boasts over regular publication of a news bulletin step and a periodical growth. Besides, there is an annual publication of academic calendar and diary for the benefit of the students and the staff of the college. The college arranges for a book bank for the poor and meritorious students. The non teaching staff of the college runs a recreation club, that organize many of the entertaining functions. Hostel accommodation is available for the female students of the college at Maharani Kasiswari College Student Hostel that is adjacent to the college. There are separate Common rooms for both boys and girls. The College Students are encouraged to participate in various social and extension activities. UGC has provided assistance to undertake such a service. There is a National Service Scheme in the College, which is recognized by UGC. There are two NCC units in the college, one for only Girl Students and another for both Boys and Girls. The college alumni association is known as Praktani, which functions independently and actively participate in academic, administrative, literary and cultural programs associated with the college. All ex-students are expected to join the association so that they can keep a link with the institution that graduated them.
Maharaja Manindra Chandra College is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Recently, it has been re-accredited and awarded B grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
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