Malda College

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Malda College
Malda College logo.jpg
Established1944
PrincipalDr. Manas Kr Baidya
Students7000
Location
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
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUniversity of Gour Banga
Websitewww.maldacollege.ac.in

Malda College is a college in Malda City under the University of Gour Banga, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in several subjects.[1] It was established on July 23, 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 12. The full address of the college (for the purpose of correspondence) is: The Principal, Malda College, Rabindra Avenue, Rathbari More, Post Office + District: Malda, Pin-732101, West Bengal, India

Gallery[edit]

Administration[edit]

The college is administrated by Administrator, currently, Mr. Rajarshi Mitra, IAS and Principal, currently Dr. Manas Kr Baidya.[3] Bursur of the college is Sri Arup Roy Choudhury and IQAC coordinator is Mr. Prabhas Choudhuri.

Departments[edit]

Science[edit]

Arts and Commerce[edit]

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology[5]

Malda College offers three post graduate courses on Bengali, English and History. 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.

Journals[edit]

Malda College publish UGC approved two journals -

1. Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Academic Research ISSN 2347-9884

2. Exploring History ISSN 2230-8490

Accreditation[edit]

In 2015 the college has been awarded B grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[6]

Campus

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affiliated College of University of Gour Banga". Archived from the original on 2013-04-04.
  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. ^ "Departments of science". Malda College. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ http://maldacollege.ac.in/departments-of-arts.php
  6. ^ Colleges in West Bengal, University Grants Commission Archived November 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

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