Krishnagar Government College

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Krishnagar Government College
Type Undergraduate college, postgraduate college
Established 1846
Principal Dr. Sobhan Niyogi
Location Krishnanagar, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Kalyani, NAAC, UGC
Website Krishnagar Government College

Krishnagar Government College (Bengal: কৃষ্ণনগর সরকারী কলেজ), established in 1846,[1] is the oldest college in Nadia district. It offers undergraduate courses in arts and sciences and also some of the postgraduate courses. At first the college was under the affiliation of University of Calcutta. Presently it is affiliated to University of Kalyani (KU), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and University Grant Commission (UGC).[2]


Krishnagar Government College is the oldest and reputed college of the district. In 1846 Lord Hardinge approved the establishment proposal of the college. Nadia Raj Srishchandra Roy and Maharani Swarnamoyee Devi from Cossimbazar estate donated the land for it. The palatial building was made in 1856. The first principal was David Lester Richardson, famous educationist, ex-principal of the Presidency College, Calcutta. After that Marcus Gustavus Rochfort, Sir Loper Lethbridge, Umesh Chandra Dutta, Jyoti Bhusan Bhadury, R.N Gilcriest, Eagerton Smith, Rakhalraj Biswas, and Satish Chandra De glorified the post. Notable personalities of the national freedom struggle, activists of political and social movements, academicians, and intellectuals came out from the college. Ramtanu Lahiri, Pandit Madan Mohan Tarkalankar, Md. Abdul Hai, Bishnu Dey, Subodh Chandra Sengupta, and Dr. Khudiram Das were the faculty of the college.[3]

Notable alummi[edit]


Science (UG)[edit]

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Physiology
  • Statistics (not available as hons. subject)
  • Geography
  • Economics

Science (PG)[edit]

  • Zoology
  • Geography

Arts (UG)[edit]

  • English
  • Bengali
  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy

Arts (PG)[edit]

  • Bengali
  • Philosophy


Krishnagar Government College was awarded an A (CGPA: 3.17, 2015) grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[4] The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[1] The college was also named a "college with potential for excellence" in 2010.[5] The college also has a long list of alumni members.[5]


  1. ^ a b Colleges in West Bengal, University Grants Commission Archived November 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Affiliated College of University of Kalyani". Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ Editor Sudhir Chakraborty (1973). Krishnanagar College Magazine 1973 (Bengali). Krishnanagar, Nadia: Patrika Parishad. pp. 112,113. 
  4. ^ "Institutions Accredited / Re-accredited by NAAC with validity" (PDF). National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Krishnagar Government College". Retrieved 2016-06-10. 

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