Malda College

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Malda College
Malda College logo.jpg
Established 1944
President Santosh Kumar Chakroborty
Location Malda, West Bengal, India
25°00′4.98″N 88°08′12.17″E / 25.0013833°N 88.1367139°E / 25.0013833; 88.1367139Coordinates: 25°00′4.98″N 88°08′12.17″E / 25.0013833°N 88.1367139°E / 25.0013833; 88.1367139
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Gour Banga
Website http://www.maldacollege.ac.in/

Malda College is a college under the University of Gour Banga, which offers postgraduate and undergraduate courses in several subjects.[1] It was established on 23 July 1944.

History[edit]

The roots of the college can be traced to a pre-partition temporary college at Dadanchak (presently under Shibganj Police Station in the district of Nawabganj, Bangladesh).[citation needed] In mid-1943, a report was published in one of the popular local newspapers appealing the public of Maldah district to donate in order to establish the estimated fund of 300,000 Rupees, required to change the Dadanchak College's location to Malda.[citation needed] The much-needed land was given by Mr. Jadunandan Choudhury and Mr. Asutosh Choudhury.[citation needed] In a very little time, the people of Malda donated the estimated sum, which helped start the initial work for shifting.[citation needed] On 1 May 1944, the University of Calcutta granted affiliation to Malda College[citation needed] and on 23 July 1944 the college was officially established by the then District Magistrate of English Bazar, Mr. W. H. Saumarez Smith, as an "Intermediate Arts and Commerce College", with eight teachers and 150 students.[2] In the founding phase, the College was affiliated to teach English, Vernacular Bengali, Philosophy, Economics, History, and Sanskrit.[citation needed] In 1952, the college moved from its original rented building at the present-day Atul Market-area, Malda, to a new building at Rathbari More, Malda, in a large compound.[2] Two auditoriums were built in 1994, commemorating the golden jubilee celebrations.[2]

Location[edit]

Malda College is located at English Bazar, in the Malda district of West Bengal, India, right on the National Highway 34. The full address of the college (for the purpose of correspondence) is: The Teacher-in-Charge, Malda College, Rabindra Avenue, Rathbari More, Post Office + District: Malda - 732 101, West Bengal, India.

Administration[edit]

The college is administrated by a President, currently Prof. Santosh Kumar Chakraborty, and a Teacher-in-Charge, currently (Associate Professor) Dr. Ashim Kumar Sarkar of the Department of History, Malda College.[3]

Departments[edit]

Science[edit]

  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (and B.C.A.)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Zoology

Arts and Commerce[edit]

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology

Malda College is also the study-centre of Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, while the Directorate of Distance Education, University of Burdwan, opened its branch at the college on 8 June 2013.

Accreditation[edit]

The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affiliated College of University of Gour Banga". 
  2. ^ a b c "About Malda College". maldacollege.ac.in. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Administrative setup". maldacollege.ac.in. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ [dead link] Colleges in West Bengal, University Grants Commission

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