“Only the educated are free…”
… so said Epictetus in his Discourses. With this freedom of knowledge in view, the founding fathers laid the foundation of an educational institution in Raniganj on 9th August, 1957 which gradually evolved as one of the largest colleges under the University of Burdwan. From June, 2015 our college has come under the affiliation of Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol. Named after one of our benign patrons, Trivenidevi Bhalotia, this college offers a wide spectrum of educational curriculum, keeping in mind the far-reaching dreams of our founding fathers. Raniganj, though a small town, may be called a microcosm of India as it is the happy habitat of people belonging to numerous communities with different languages, religions and cultures. Situated at the heart of the industrial belt, it has evolved as a business hub of the district of Burdwan (presently Paschim Bardhaman) as well. Our college provides a wide scope for academic excellence in the fields of language/literature, humanities and science groups. Earth-science students have also gained predominance with Honours courses in Geography and Geology. The Commerce section is a source of pride for our college as it has produced great achievers in the past years. We offer P.G. courses in 7 subjects (English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Chemistry, Geography, Zoology) and Ph.D. in all the above subjects except English, which is to be initiated shortly. In pursuit of scholasticism, this institution provides students with faculty as well as facility. We provide a rich and well-maintained library that is completely computerized, well-equipped and modernized laboratories and competent and scholarly faculty members. An efficient office run by the non-teaching staff ensure a congenial, student-friendly environment.
Our college is proud of its rich heritage as it successfully and gloriously celebrated its Golden Jubilee in August 2007 and its Diamond Jubilee in August 2017. To answer the needs of our financially underprivileged meritorious students, the college provides monetary assistance such as half-freeship and full-freeship so that their education may not be hampered. Students are given an all-round holistic education that balances academics with social awareness and physical fitness programmes. Extra-curricular activities such as sports, cultural programmes, NSS and NCC add to joy of learning. Teachers are always accessible to the students with groups assigned to Mentors who guide them in all their activities. ICC and Anti-Ragging units are functional to ensure the safety and security of the students.
This institution could not have attained its present stature without the unstinting help, cooperation and involvement of each and every person who is connected with it. I am also especially grateful to the people of Raniganj who have loved and supported this institution from its birth. We hope to strive and fulfil many more dreams and scale greater heights of excellence in the future…
Dr. Asish Kumar Dey
(M.A. in Economics, Ph.D.)