Bidhannagar College

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Bidhannagar College
Bidhannagar Government College.jpg
Main Building of Bidhannagar College
Type Government College
Established 1984
Principal Dr. Madhumita Manna (WBSES)
Location Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban
Website http://www.bidhannagarcollege.org/

Bidhannagar College (Bengali: বিধানণগর মহাবিদ্যালয়) Bidhannagar (Salt Lake), Kolkata, established in 1984, is a West Bengal State University affiliated college run by the Government of West Bengal.[1] It was formerly affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Apart from undergraduate courses, the college offers postgraduate courses in Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology.

History[edit]

Bidhannagar College started its journey on June 25, 1984 in a small building at BF-142, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700064 with a student strength of 52. The founder principal was Dr. Subes Chandra Sarkar.[2] Undergraduate courses in Mathematics and Economics began from the day of opening, while the Physics and Chemistry departments became functional from the academic session of 1985–86. Honours subjects offered in the Humanities were English, Bengali, History, Political Science and Philosophy. Honours courses in Botany and Microbiology opened during the 2002–2003 session. M.Sc. courses in Zoology and Microbiology started in 2004. In 2009 Department of Anthropology and Department of Education started their journey. [2]

With the gradual increase in the number of departments and the corresponding student strength, the original building became inadequate.[2] A new, larger building at EB 2, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700064 was constructed on 7.5 acres (30,000 m2).[3]

Building[edit]

The present building, located on 7.5 acres (30,000 m2) of prime real estate, is an impressive three-storey structure with manicured front gardens and a playground for students. A new annex is currently under construction, to which the Humanities and Social Science departments and the Library shall be moved.

Courses[edit]

The College offers 3-year Honors degrees in Humanities and Science courses, and postgraduate courses in Zoology and Microbiology. The college is likely to offer postgraduate course in Chemistry from 2013.[2]

Undergraduate courses[edit]

  • English
  • Bengali
  • Education
  • Political
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Zoology
  • Statistics
  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Geography
  • Anthropology

Postgraduate courses[edit]

  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affiliated College of West Bengal State University". Archived from the original on 2012-10-29.  wbsubcollegeinfo.org. Retrieved 30 December 2012
  2. ^ a b c d Bidhannagar College Prospectus, 2007, published by the Principal, Bidhannagar College
  3. ^ indiaeducation.ernet.in, retrieved June 4, 2007

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