Acharya Prafulla Chandra College

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Acharya Prafulla Chandra College
Acharya Prafulla Chandra College logo.jpg
Type Coeducational
Established 1960
Principal Dr. Saktibrata Bhowmik
Academic staff
Students 5000+[citation needed]
Location New Barrackpore, 24 Parganas(N), West Bengal, India
Campus Urban
Colors Cornflower blue and white
Nickname APC College
Affiliations West Bengal State University, previously University of Calcutta

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, established in 1960, is a co-educational degree college located in West Bengal, India.[1] Until 2007 the college was affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Currently, it is affiliated with the newly established West Bengal State University.[2][3] Initially named "New Barrackpore College" the college is awarded grade "A" by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[4][5]


The college has the following departments, offering Honours degrees:

  • Anthropology
  • Bengali
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • English
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

General Courses Offered

  • Molecular Biology
  • Physical Education

Major Courses

Major subjects in three year courses:

  • Communicative English
  • Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management (ASPV)
  • Industrial Fish and Fisheries

Professional Course ( Self Financing )

Post Graduate Courses

  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Electronic Science

Department of Microbiology

The undergraduate programme was initiated in 1997 when the college was still affiliated with University of Calcutta.[6] The Post Graduate course with academic autonomy was started in 2004 with its current capacity of 31 seats per academic calendar.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Educational Institutes, Colleges and Universities in India" (http). Education for India. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Affiliated College of West Bengal State University". Retrieved 30 December 2012
  3. ^ "Colleges left without parent - from The Telegraph". Calcutta, India. 12 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "APC college homepage". Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "NAAC Accreditation Status". Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "About the Department". Retrieved 14 January 2017. 

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Coordinates: 22°41′55″N 88°26′16″E / 22.6986°N 88.4379°E / 22.6986; 88.4379