Ever since its inception and foundation in the year 1972, Barasat College, just completing its Golden Jubilee, has indeed come a long way. From an Evening College and with only the Commerce Stream functioning from 2 Pm to 7 P.M., in a rented premises with a small number of students, today’s Barasat College runs in two overlapping schedules, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M for the Arts and Science Streams, and from 2 P.M. to 7 P.M for the Commerce Streams. Today the student strength of the College is more than 7000, and the number of applicants for the admission in this college is nearly three times more.
Barasat College is not merely a front-ranker in the district but also in the State and beyond not merely by its sheer number of students. In students’ satisfaction, timely dissemination of the varied scholarships, in encouraging the students to participate in both curricular and co-curricular activities, the College indeed has no parallel far and wide. Students of the College are champions not merely in academics but in field sports and social activities as well.
The College is presently going all out in not merely providing the students quality education, and getting them enlisted in the DDE RBU Centre, but also trying out all viable ways to get them employed in the quickest possible time. Many students who have immediate financial need to earn something for him or her or for their family, are shown avenues through which such income can be generated. Though a host of companies, with which College has active MOU, the College has proudly began the on-going process of recruiting Students every year. Students who come to read here know that once they become enlisted in the Placement Cell of the College, they are likely to end up with a job, quicker than other job-providers or by going through the grind of written and oral examinations for recruitment. All these qualities, to name only a few, makeBarasat College one of the most lucrative Colleges for admission-seekers.
Conscious of the health hazards of the present world, the College has made its premises exclusively tobacco and plastic free. The College also has two rain-water harvesting units to ‘save even a drop of water’ and would be installing solar panels as an alternative source of electricity. Medicinal plants, catering to ancient ayurveda, added greenery to the College. Independence Day, Republic Day, Women’s Day and other such days are observed to proper reverence to remind the Students of the ancient glory of India.
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With the mission of spreading Education among the poor and struggling sector of the society, Barasat College started its journey in 1972. The mission of the institution is to provide “Life Centric and job oriented” quality higher education through a modern multi-faculty College wherein the students can be well taught and trained to build social awareness and responsibilities towards the society and to become partners in the socio-economic development of the country. The demographic pattern of the backward District North 24 Parganas was also given due weightage at the time of establishment of the College. The College has overcome a large part of its basic infrastructural problems by recruiting new full time teachers and the expansion of the building in recent years.
The Barasat College shares the wisdom of the traditional Indian vision of education, that aims at comprehensive development of the potential of the human resource of the society. The emblem of the Barasat College embodies the two keystones of the vision of this educational Institution.
“Sangachhadhwangsangbadadham”…………Let us move ahead in unison, march forward in harmony,think together and “Sa vidya bimuktaye”….raise our voice in chorus to lead us to the ultimate freedom,that can only be imparted by knowledge.
Barasat College carries the torch of education to spread the light of knowledge and illuminate even the farthest corners of the society.
The vision of the Institution is to provide maximum educational facilities to the learners belonging to the weaker and underprivileged section of the society, coming from rural and semi-urban area and to enrich them in their academic field as well as carrier-oriented field.
i.) To provide ‘Life Centric’ and ‘job oriented quality higher education’ through a modern multi-faculty system wherein the students can be well taught and trained to become partners in the socio-economic development of the country.
ii) To promote academic excellence and competence among the students.
iii) To be continually cognizant with the needs and demands of students as well as the society.
iv) To provide and develop Women education.
BarasatCollege ,as it stands today in Golden Jubilee year indeed achieved a lot. From merely being an Evening College Barasat College today runs in two shifts with the Day shift from 10a.m to 5p.m. for the Science and Arts Honours and General students and the Evening section from 2p.m. to 7p.m for the Honours and General students of the Commerce stream.
From a small building with just 4 rooms –Two class rooms,One office and One student’s Union Room, the College now boasts of two enormous separate buildings- the Old Building with three wings, the Day Office and Evening Office and a fairly huge Auditorium and the new Annexure Building, with nine rooms, along with large corridors with multi- functional utilities. The expansion of the buildings gives no dearth of space, which at once restricted the progress of study.Now the College has two separate Libraries-One for the Day Section students and the other for the Evening Section students. Both the libraries are digitalized, has an enviable number of books of varied subjects, not merely of the curriculum but beyond it. The Reading Rooms are of commendable size and regularly frequented by students, who find then very useful for procurement of knowledge and also for the preparation for higher education.
Once there was a lack of Teachers in the College , but in the last six years as many as twenty of full time Teachers have joined the College, to make it possible that the minimum number of Classes assigned to a Teacher as per UGC norms can be maintained. At present all the vacant posts of Teachers are more or less filled up with proper application for creation of new posts submitted to Higher Education Department in 2019.
The College is also one of the front rankers in according various kinds of scholarships to its students. At the same time the College runs a Poor Fund through which very poor students receive financial help directly from the College to their bank account so that poverty may not be a restraint to Higher Education.The result of the College has always been good with considerable numbers of high First Class and Second Class. Students of different Honours stream have topped the merit list of West Bengal State University.
Believing that the College must play an active role in the recruitment of the Students, particularly those who do not go for Higher Studies, the Carrier Counseling Cell of the College has been arranging various types of trainings , facing of mock interviews and real interviews until the students receive a dignified placement. Accordingly, many Students have been using this platform to place their first footing in the difficult world of procuring a respectable job.
The College has been producing good sportsperson and encourages different types of indoor and outdoor games in the College. The JagritiMaidan is used for football and cricket training and also for athletic practice. Students of the College regularly find place in the University team, District team and even in the State team. They make the College proud.College has also prepared courts for Badminton and Volleyball practices for the students.
By converting the College into a plastic free and smoking free zone along with the extra benefit of rain water harvesting and a small medicinal garden, the College attempts to make the students repudiate all health hazards and to give knowledge about the benefits of Ayurveda of Pristine India and the enhancement of greenery. Not only that , the College also encourages its students to visit its Gym, which has separate, earmark timings of use for both the male and female students in one hand and Teaching and Non-teaching staff on the other hand.
I wish to take this opportunity to reach out to the thousands of students willing to take admission to our college and to their guardians to say a few words about ‘Barasat College’. We, at Barasat College believe that our college is a source of pride not only for Barasat but also North 24 parganas as well as for West Bengal. The Institution through young in age (established in 1972), has already got the Accreditation of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has started playing a pivotal role in catering quality education to students hailing from the nearby localities as well as from the remote villages of the North 24 parganas district. Most importantly, students from all communities, caste and creed have given this institution a truly cosmopolitan character and a unique distinction.
This institution which started only with the Commerce streams now provides multi faculty streams. Students may opt for Arts, Science or Commerce course for an honours or a general degree from west Bengal State University.
The college is also a study centre of RabindraBharati University under the Distance Education Programme, which at present offers Post graduate courses in Bengali, English,Education, Environmental Studies, Historyand PoliticalScience.
The college is about to open M.com and M.A. in Bengali with affiliation from WBSU. In only fifty years of its journey, this institution has marched ahead in all spheres and has achieved many a success. The success rates of the students in their respective examinations are commendable. The alumni of this college are either mostly settled in well positions in the various jobs or are well provided in their lives.
Dr. Partha Pratim Dasgupta
The College is affiliated to West Bengal State University, Barasat, North 24 Parganas. It is also a recognized study centre of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, under its distance education programme.
Two Semesters each for each year and the total of six Semesters. In the present situation WBSU will specify the timeframe of the Semester.
Barasat College is recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act,1956.
|UGC Recognition Certificate
21st November 1972
|2. WBSU Affiliation
WBSU/Reg/Affiliation/Cert/1033/19-20 Dated 12/02/2020
3. UGC Recognition:
F. Meeting-12/13-14(XII Plan/ERO) Dated 19/08/2014
4. Campus Area:
5058.57 Sq. Meter
5. Teaching Posts Sanctioned:
6. Existing Full Time Teachers:
01(Principal)+08(Associate Professor)+17(Assistant Professor)
7. No. of SACT:
8. Permanent Non-Teaching Staffs:
9. No. of Books in Library:
10. Total No. of Current Students:
12. Total Student Intake Capacity(1st Sem Admission)
Education is a fundamental way to achieve development and growth. We are all aware of this fact which makes education an integral part of the Indian culture. Keeping this in mind, it is essential to design educational infrastructure in such a way so that it maximizes the accessibility and effectiveness of education being delivered. Now, one can argue saying that any place can be good if you are interested to read and learn. But the fact is, when your environment is good, you get the energy and interest which ultimately helps you learn and perform better.
It is the responsibility of every Educational Institute to create an environment that not only assures learning, but also pays special attention to the mental and physical well-being of the students. They should provide a learning atmosphere to every student where they acquire knowledge and skills to grow as a responsible individual. Every Institution need to provide quality education along with proper facilities where students can experience a holistic academic development along with extra-curricular activities.
Keeping the aforesaid view in the mind Barasat College has also tried to Develop its infrastructural Facilities and become one of the most successful colleges in the district of North 24 Parganas under West Bengal State University.
The total campus area of the college is 1.25 acres or 5058.57 Square meter approximately.
The academic and administrative blocks extend over Two buildings:
Old or main block houses ofPrincipal’s Office, Day Office, Evening Office, Staff Room, Cubicles, Classrooms, Common Rooms both for Boys and Girls. It also comprising of well-equipped Geography lab, Botany Lab and Zoology Lab and Computer Lab.
The new building is mainly for Commerce Department comprising of Nine rooms and One Smart Class room.
The college has 34 classrooms out of which 08 are ICT enabled.
The college campus is Wi-Fi enabled. There are 70 desktops and 04 laptops in the college.
The college library is fully automated with approximately 32,312 books and the college has subscription to N LIST enabling access to 32, 00,000 e books and 6000 e journals.
The college has installed CCTV Surveillance System by installing 32camera in different strategic locations.
The college Auditorium with a seating capacity of 400 approximately and enabled with all up-to-date equipments like high quality sound system, wall mounted speakers, conference table mikes, roving mikes, lapel microphone, high luminosity projection system, is used to organize all the vital events and ceremonies in the college.
Sports has an essential role in the growth and development of students, it helps in the physical and mental fitness of the body. The college has a well-equipped Gymnasium, one badminton court and indoor games facilities like Carrom Board. This is also to be noted that every year the college keeps budgetary provision for development of infrastructure.
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