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Bagnan College, one of the premier institutions of Higher Education in West Bengal, began its journey on the auspicious day of 16th July, 1958. The Arts department was the first to be set up in the college. The college has been affiliated to the University of Calcutta and recognized by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, right from the beginning. The college campus is situated at Khalore village, under Bagnan police station, in the Howrah district bordering the East Midnapore district (earlier Midnapore district). Bagnan Station, under South Eastern Railway is only a few minutes’ walk on the southern side of the college. The college is also well connected with the National Highway No. 6. Due to its locational advantage, the college faces the challenge of catering education to a large number of students mainly from West Howrah, East Medinapore and West Midnapore. The college was founded by Late Badal Chandra Maji, Son of  Late Abinash Chandra Maji, as he felt the need for establishing a degree college to cater to the needs of local students aspiring to Higher education. He donated 0.72 acres of land, a pond and a building to start the college. His vision was given further impeteus by Late Sailendranath Ghosh, who donated rupees fifteen thousand for the development of the college, and by Late Satyeswar Samanta and his family, who donated rupees one lakh for opening the Science Section of the college. Late Sri Aswini Kr. Mukherjee was the First Principal of the college and served the institution from July 1958 to March 1959.
After the Arts Department (General) was set up in the college in 1958, further expansion of courses continued and different honours courses were opened in due time. The Department of Commerce was set up in 1966 in the Evening Shift, followed by the Department of Science in 1974. In 1995 the Morning Shift, exclusively for girl students, was opened, where Humanities General Subjects are taught.
Over the years the college has constantly upgraded itself in keeping with the demands of modern education. In this context, it is especially crucial to remember that Bagnan College caters to a large number of minority and socially and economically backward class students. In a country like India, the social impact of such an institution is unquestionable, as it plays a crucial role in social empowerment of the marginalized sections of the population.
The College takes great pleasure in informing that the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Peer team, after its first assessment during 2005 accredited a B Grade to the institution. Preparations are on to do even better in the forthcoming second NAAC visit.

 

 

July 2015                                                                                                   

 

Dr. Badal Kumar Maity
Principal, Bagnan College
Howrah