From Principal's Desk

The Bagnan College is one of the premier institutions of Higher Education in West Bengal began its journey on the auspicious day of 16th July, 1958. The College is situated in the Khalore Gram Panchayat, P.O.- Bagnan, P.S.- Bagnan, Dist.- Howrah, and very closed to the South Eastern Railway (SER). The College boasts of a rich legacy of providing top-notch higher education. Since inception, the College has been a shining star in the educational landscape of the State of West Bengal. Since inception the Bagnan College is affiliated to the University of Calcutta and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and included under Section 2(f) and 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

The College is rural based and situated in an economically backward area of Howrah district. The College is a multi-shift co-educational institution imparting higher education under the aegis of the University of Calcutta in regular undergraduate courses in three distinct shifts namely, Day Shift, Morning Shift and Evening Shift currently comprising about 5400 regular students. The College is imparting undergraduate regular Honours and General degree Courses under CBCS. Currently, the College has been imparting four year Honours and Honours with research and three year Multidisciplinary Course (MDC) courses under the aegis of the University of Calcutta after implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020. Since long the College has been running a Study Centre under Netaji Subhash Open University (NSOU). Currently, nearly 3000 students have enrolled under distance mode of NSOU for UG & PG courses in different subjects/ courses.

Since inception, in each and every academic session a large number of students take admission in the College for pursuing undergraduate courses coming from divergent socio-economic backgrounds along with different castes and creeds of which a large number students belongs to minority, SC, ST and OBC & EWS categories. More importantly, a large number of students are girl students (nearly of 65%) and a majority of the students found to be the first generation learners coming from very poor economic and marginal families.

I welcome to Bagnan College, a beacon of academic excellence nestled in the heart of West Bengal! The College authority is committed to fostering a learning environment that nurtures intellect and creativity. Conveniently located near the Bagnan railway station and seamlessly connected to National Highway No. 6 (NH-6), Bagnan College is easily accessible, making it a preferred choice for discerning students seeking quality higher education. What started as an Arts Department teaching Humanities as a General Course has evolved into a dynamic institution offering a series of undergraduate honours courses. The Department of Commerce was established in the Evening Shift in 1966. The Department of Science, was inaugurated in 1974 in the Day Shift with few Science subjects, are testaments to our commitment to diversified academic excellence and to meet the need of the locality.

In the academic session 1995-1996, the College proudly introduced the Morning Shift, exclusively catering to girl students of the locality, where Humanities General subjects are passionately taught. Our dedication to providing quality education has been recognized with a "B Grade" accreditation by the NAAC in 2005. And since then we are actively gearing up for an even more impressive second cycle of NAAC visit. At Bagnan College, we take pride in our students' stellar performance in University examinations. Upon completing their undergraduate studies, our graduates embark on remarkable journeys, pursuing higher studies in renowned institutions worldwide. Many of our alumni are making significant contributions in various National and International organizations, showcasing the global impact of a Bagnan College education. Join us on this exciting academic journey where excellence is not just a goal but a way of knowledge based and quality life. At Bagnan College, we don't just educate; we inspire greatness and to make a perfect man and citizen!

Dr. Badal Kumar Maity
M.Com., M.B.A., Ph.D., D.L.W., P.G.D.I.R. & P.M.
Principal,
Bagnan College, Howrah

Dr. Badal Kumar Maity
Principal,
Bagnan College, Howrah