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Vivekananda College, Madhyamgram was established in 1986. It is named Vivekananda College to pay our homage to Swami Vivekananda, the great patriot and social reformer, and eternal embodiment of the soul of India and a great inspiring force behind the making of modern India. Our College is a co-educational general degree college affiliated to the West Bengal State University. It is situated in a calm and quiet atmosphere and is far from markets, stations, cinema halls and other disturbing factors. At the same time it is within the locality where all modern amenities are available. It stands on the eastern side of the Jessore Road, National High Way No-34, about 1km from either Madhyamgram or Hridaypur railway station on Sealdah-Bongaon section. It is about 18 km away from Calcutta and is connected with the city, the capital Of West Bengal both by bus routes and train services. The college has now its own building (two storied) & women's hostel, canteen for student & staff surrounded by boundary walls. General courses in Arts and Honours courses in English, Bengali, History, Geography and Education are taught here. But behind this achievement there is a history - a history of struggle a history of dedication and sacrifice of some good souls of our locality. Former Minister Sri Saral Deb became the First President of the Governing Body of the college. It was primarily due to his active participation in formulation of Government policy in matters pertaining to higher education and wholehearted support extended by ministers like Sri Sambhu Ghosh and Sri Nirmal Bose that the college was finally established in 1986. However after a period of 25 years Sri Rathin Ghosh, Chairman of the Madhyamgram Municipality was unanimously elected President of the College Governing Body in January' 2012. It is hoped that under the able leadership of Sri Ghosh the College will achieve holistic progress by dint of his administrative acumen and erudite promptness in execution of all academic activities. Sri Ganga Sankar Chatterjee became the first Principal of the college. Dr. Chandan Kumar Chakraborty is the present principal of the college. He joined the college on 11th April 2002. Dr. Chakraborty has been taking interest for the development of the college. It is because of his Endeavour that honours courses have been opened in the college. Construction work of the 1st floor building and the construction work of the boundary walls of the college, separate students union rooms, cycle stand, women toilet, women's hostel, water supply, canteen for student & staff, air condition library room, geography practical room, principal's room, teachers' room, office room, cooling water supply, smart class room, digital library system, projectors machine and so an have all been done during his period. During the tenure of service of Dr. Chakraborty, Sri Satyasadhan Chakraborty, Honourable Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education visited the college and the Honourable Minister expressed his good wishes for the college. In this connection it is to be noted that Sri Debabrata Biswas M.P. sanctioned Rs 5 lakhs for construction of the new building of the college and Rs. 8.33 lakhs for construction of the boundary walls of the college from M.P. LAD Fund. The Zilla Parishad, North 24 Paraganas has also sanctioned Rs 5 lakhs for construction of the first floor building (extension) Further Sri Debabrata Biswas has sanctioned Rs 10 lakhs for construction of new building. Again U.G.C has sanctioned Rs. 70 lakhs for construction of the women's hostel in the college campus. The construction of the building is complete and the college authority has earned accolades for completion of the work within few months of its inception. The U.G.C team led by Prof. D.S. Rathore (Chairperson) has praised the initiative of the principal Dr. Chandan Kumar Chakroborty in this regard. A representative team of The Director of Public Instruction, Department of Higher Education West Bengal visited the college under the scheme "Performance-cum-Need based Incentive Scheme" in February 2012 and after witnessing the rapid progress of the college and impressed by the zeal and industry of all stake holders immediately sanctioned an amount of Rs. 9.5 lakhs for academic development of the college. Further, the Higher Education Department, Govt. Of West Bengal also sanctioned an amount of Rs. 15 lakhs for constructing the 2nd floor for Seminar hall, Class Room and Library room. Further, the State Govt. also sanctioned an amount of Rs. 5 lacs for purchasing Books, Furniture and Equipments. It was noted that this was possible due to the constant efforts of the principal in his regular interface and communication with the state government, the U.G.C and the people of the locality. It is a known fact that any educational institution becomes great and renowned by the qualities, attainments and character of its students, teachers and the non teaching staff and not by its buildings and the number of subjects taught. But it is believed that by the joint effort of the employees, the students and the G.B. the college will be able to develop constructive and nationalistic attitudes and positive values of life in the mind of the students of the college.

JOURNEY EVENTS

From 1986 - To 1990

Vivekananda College was established under the Jurisdiction of Calcutta University in 1986 vide Calcutta University affiliation letter No. C/1057/252 Affl. Dated 20.10.1986. Sri Saral Deb, Founder President of the Governing Body and also the Minister-in-Charge, Co-operative Department, Govt. of West Bengal was taken an initiative to establish the Vivekananda College, Village + P.O.– East Udayrajpur, Madhyamgram, North 24 Parganas. At the early stage, the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal sanctioned five subjects viz., Bengali, English, History, Political Science and Philosophy for Pass Level. Beside that the Higher Education Department also sanctioned one Principal Post, five substantive teaching posts and ten Non-teaching Posts vide Order No. 1697-Edn(cs) dated 06.10.1986. Sri Subhas Krishna Thakur joined as Lecturer in Political Science on 21.01.1987. He also took the chair as Teacher-in-Charge on 21.01.1987 to 07.12.1987. Dr. Ganga Sankar Chatterjee joined as Principal on and from 08.12.1987. After that four Lecturers joined in different subjects. The Student strength was only 45 (forty five) in Pass level. No Honours course was introduced at that time. Only 22 (twenty two) students appeared in B.A. (Pass) final examination and only 6 (six) students were passed. No concrete building was constructed at that time. There were four rooms which were made with tin shed and 'Darma' (bamboo). The financial position was very poor. The construction of Class rooms No. 5, 6, 7 and 8 was started before 1990. DRDA sanctioned amounting to Rs. 2 lac for building construction and Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal sanctioned Rs. 3 lac for constructing building.

From 1991 – To 1995

The Class rooms No. 5, 6, 7 and 8 were completed in this period. Further, the stair cases of first floor and class rooms No. 9 and 10 were constructed in this period but the flooring work was incomplete. At that time the student's strength was very poor and the result was not remarkable. The Library position was not good. The total furniture and number of benches were not up to the mark. At that time the 2(f) registration from UGC was approved vide letter No. F No.8-1/95 (CPP-I) dated 21st March 1995. At that time, the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal sanctioned amounting to Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) only for purchasing Books for Library. The Higher Education Department was sanctioned a full time teaching post in Education.

From 1996 – To 2001

In 1996 the Higher Education Department sanctioned one teaching post i.e., Geography and also sanctioned one Lab attendant post for Geography. Further, the Higher Education Department was sanctioned Rs. 5 (five) lac for constructing building. Further, the College authority started two class rooms No. 11 & 12 of 1st floor and some works were incomplete. Further, the Higher Education Department sanctioned Rs. 25 (twenty five) thousand for Library books and Rs. 10 (ten) thousand for Games & sports. The first grant from UGC was received in the year 1996-97 amounting to Rs. 1 (one ) lac for equipments, one lac for building, 1.7 lac for Library and Rs. 40,402/- (Rupees forty thousand four hundred two) only for teachers scholarship. In 2001 only 40 students were appeared in B.A. (two year) Pass final examination and 15 students obtained 2nd Class and 11 students passed. In 2001-2002, the new course B.Com at pass level was introduced but admission was started 2002.

From 2002 – To 2006

In 2002, the total students strength was 335 and 16 students appeared in final examination in which 6 students obtained 2nd class and 7 students passed. At that time the College fund as per Audit Report viz, Closing balance Rs. 4, 71,800/- and fixed deposit Rs. 1.5 lac. The total number of books at Library was 4194. B.Com (Pass Level) admission started with 16 students for the session 2002-2003. No teaching staffs were sanctioned by the Government for conducting the B.Com course. We have no sufficient money to continue the B.Com course. So the Governing Body stopped the admission for B.Com in the year 2004. After 2002, two new teaching post was sanctioned by the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal. In that time, five full time teachers joined. We have introduced four Honours subjects viz, History, Geography, Bengali and Education. Further, the College authority started new construction viz. teacher's room, Principal's room, Office room, toilet, water line, boundary wall, and water reservoir and supply line. In this period, the college received Rs. 5 lac from M.P.L.A.D fund, Rs. 5 lac from Zella Parishad, Rs. 8.33 lac from M.P.L.A.D for boundary wall. We received from UGC 2.25 lac for building construction, Rs. 60,000/- for books and Rs. 45,000/- for equipments. We have introduced Computer training centre for general students for Computer training. After few years they could not be continued due to internal and external political disturbances.

From 2007 – To 2011

The Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal sanctioned five new teaching posts viz. English, History, Geography, Education and Bengali in which two full time teachers joined. In this period we have started the construction of Students' Union room, Canteen room, Cycle Garage, Deep tube well, two Notice Board and Women's Hostel. Further, the UGC sanctioned amounting to Rs. 63,88,316/- for different heads viz. Building, Women's Hostel, Remedial Coaching, Entry-in-service, Books, Equipments, Students stipend etc. In this period Higher Education Department sanctioned Rs. One lac for Books and furniture. The college also received Rs. 10 lac. from MPLAD fund for constructing two class rooms. The college started the Women's Hostel under the financial assistance of UGC. We introduced Distance Education Post Graduate courses viz. Bengali, English, History, Political Science, Sanskrit in M.A. and M.Sc in Geography from DDE, Vidyasagar University.

From 2012 – To 2015

The college started new construction i.e., Second floor and stair cases. Further, the college authority started the conference room cum Seminar Hall & smart class, IQAC and meeting room, Modern Library room, well decorated reading room, NSS and Alumni Association oom. All are under the CCTV control. Six office counters along with shed, all drainage system including slab -structure, Rs.75 lac deposited to the PWD office for constructing new four storied building and the college authority is going to purchase three bighas of land for second campus. We arranged Rain water Harvesting, Gymnasium for Girl's students, Medicinal Plantation, adopted village for social work, animal nursing, signed MOU with Orion for opening Vocational courses from UGC for fashion designing, Mobile networking and Computer Hardware. At present, the total number of Library books are 10435, Total 35 Computers,4 - Laptops, 5 Water cooler machines, two smart class room, 22 A.C. machines (split & window), well furnished Geography department, Geography Lab along with Smart class room and 18 fire extinguishers. All are under CCTV (23 numbers) control and Air conditioned. Wi-Fi zone, large number of furniture, beautiful play ground, concrete pathay, three Generators (35 KV, 25 KV and 6 KV), Solar light system, Animal care MOU with NGO, Question Bank, Digital Library, Kanyasree Prakalpa, Minority stipend, SC/ST/ OBC stipend, Railway Concession etc. In this period, the UGC sanctioned amounting to Rs. 74, 26,024/- for above said development. Beside that the Higher Education Department also sanctioned Rs.66, 10,000/- for above development. In this period, two full - time teachers joined the post of Assistant Professors. Five full time Assistant Professor posts are lying vacant. We already submitted all the requisite papers to the West Bengal College Service Commission to fill up the five vacant assistant professor posts. At present, as per our Audit report for the year 2014-2015 the closing balance is Rs.1,23,99,338.02 and fixed deposit is Rs.1,18,23,388/-. We are proud of collecting minimum fees from the students, our result is remarkably sound. The college have 54% Minority students, 55% girls' students, 19% SC&ST students and 22% OBC students (approx). In this pathway, we are going to reach our goal. In this year (2015), the college authority opened the DDE Centre from Rabindra Bharati University and course offered viz. M.A. in Bengali, History, Education and Geography. We will assist them and consultancy fees will be received from them with proper processing. After the change of West Bengal State Government in 2011, rapid progress has been achieved with the guidance of the Principal and Sri Rathin Ghosh, President of the Governing Body and the assistance of the teaching and Non-teaching staffs. Earlier this progress was resisted due to internal and external Political problems. At present, the total students strength for the session 2014-2015 is 2119 and library. Books are 10435 and all are internet connected computer facilities.

From the Principal Desk

Vivekananda College MADHYAMGRAM is a thirty year old institution of higher learning formerly affiliated to the University of Calcutta since inception in 1986 and then subsequently to the West Bengal State University from 2008 .The aim of the college is to impart quality education taking into consideration the social ,economic ,political and administrative challenges .The story of the progress of the college is characterized by ruthless striving and sleepless determination to overcome all obstacles that reared their ugly hideous heads on its journey to excellence. The road was rough; the terrain tough but there was no dearth of zeal and enthusiasm. Everyone had a dream which was to make the college reach the heights of excellence, inclusiveness and sincerity in its service to the community.

VISION:
The College has the vision of raising the Institution to a very high standard in respect of teaching, learning, results, administration and academic atmosphere in the college campus, so that it becomes one of the premier institutions of the country.

MISSION:
The name of ‘VIVEKANANDA COLLEGE’ is chosen to pay our homage to Swami Vivekananda, the great Patriot and social reformer and eternal embodiment of the soul of India and a great inspiring force behind the making of modern India. Swami Vivekananda who firmly believed that education, was the manifestation of the perfection in man. Vivekananda college, Madhyamgram, borrows it’s inspiration from the golden thoughts of Swamijee who remains to this day the beacon light of our destiny, hopes, aspirations. We have, in keeping with the strength and conviction of such time tested truths, set audacious goals.

SHORT PROFILE OF THE COLLEGE:
The college being adjacent to the Jessore Road and not far from the Madhyamgram Municipality seemed to be a boon for the inhabitants of the area as there was no college in the vicinity and gaining admission in elite colleges was indeed tough for students hailing from semi urban and rural background. The simple people of our locality needed an institution where they could send their wards to seek true education without the trammels of opulence weighing them down, a college where teaching was honest and above all benefit of the ostentation of arrogant aids scholarship. These men were poor but they had abundant reserves of determination, strength of mind and shared a singleness of purpose, qualities without which the foundations of such an enduring edifice might not have been possible. In 2002, Dr. Chandan Kumar Chakraborty joined the college as Principal and the narrative of the college after this period is one of hope, ambition and development. Within months of his assumption of office honours courses in Bengali, Education, Geography, History and English etc, were introduced. Since 2002 the college has been definitely growing in stature. The layout of the present building with augmented space in the library, canteen, hostel for women, new classrooms, boundary wall, Completed 2nd Campus Boundary wall, new Building started in the 2nd campus, Seminar cum conference room, cycle garage, deep tube well, three Generators, Smart Class rooms, Virtual class room, 26 fire extinguishers, 32 CCTVs, 11,000 books at Library, bar-coded books, INFLIBNET and N-LIST Programmes for 1,00,000 lac e-books and 6000 e-journals, online carrier counselling system, Gymnasium for Ladies, Opening P.G courses (M.A in Bengali, History, English, Pol.Science, Sanskrit and M.Sc in Geography) from DDE, Vidyasagar University and P.G courses (M.A in Bengali, History, Education & Geography) from DDE, Rabindra Bharati University, 45 Computers, 4 Laptops, 24 A.C. Machines, three Projectors, one Total station, five cold drinking water Machines, Women’s Hostel, Purchase 3 bighas of Land for 2nd Campus, 4-storied new building construction started, 8 Solar Lights system, Rain water Harvesting, Medicinal Plantation, Concrete Path way, Beautiful small play ground, beautiful garden and Computer Training Centre, organized by Webel Technology Limited (A Govt. of West Bengal Undertaken) are all parts of the success story. We have introduced Science stream at U.G level from the session 2017-18. The success rate of last five years (both Hons & Genera students) are above 92% and always maintained the one to tenth Ranking position in the university from respective subjects each and every year. This year we are going to introduce 3 P.G courses viz. Bengali, History & Education at regular Master degree level and we are going to also introduce some honours courses viz. Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Journalism & Mass communication, Political Science and Philosophy. The college under the Principal’s leadership, the minority community are much more interested to get admission in this College. This college is one of the few colleges with a large proportion of minority community students. The college boasts of 56% minority boys & female students most of whom have produced wonderful results at the undergraduate level and have also in some instances excelled in university examinations at the Post Graduate level. The active intervention of the college administration has ensured that minority students receive financial assistance from the UGC, Govt of West Bengal and also at the College level. Steps were taken towards the beautification of the campus, provisions for enabling students to reap the benefits of the digital era were made and new classrooms were constructed. As a direct corollary there was a marked increase in student strength and there are SC/ ST and OBC A and B and Minority students on its rolls. Special classes are held and tutorial level guidance is provided for the academically deficient. There is also the provision of arranging stipends for all students irrespective of their backgrounds. There is the scheme of Remedial Coaching Classes and the Entry - in -Service Scheme has instilled confidence in students to explore the job market.

In conclusion, it should be mentioned that the Teaching faculties, Non-teaching Staff and also Students are actively involved to maintain the calm and quite atmosphere in the College campus. Our institution was awarded by the NAAC (1st cycle) as ‘A’ Grade Institution on & from 5th November, 2016.

My Good wishes to all.
Dr. Chandan Kumar Chakraborty
Principal, Vivekananda College, Madhyamgram

Infrastructure

College Infrastructure

  • 1. Excellent A.C. digital Library, A.C. Smart Class room with A.C. Lab facilities and OPEC system and INFLIBNET library resource.
  • 2. Spacious well furnished reading room under the control of CCTV and resourceful library.
  • 3. Very well equipped A.C. Geography Department and Laboratories.
  • 4. Ample scope of sports and games with a ladies' gymnasium as well as 'Yoga Centre'.
  • 5. Adequate supply of purified and cold drinking water for students and staff. (five BLUSTAR WATER COOLER & five Aqua Guard water filter).
  • 6. Ramps for physically challenged person's in-front of the College building.
  • 7. Whole College is covered by 23 (twenty three) CCTV's for security & smoothly run the administrative work.
  • 8. The College installed 22 (twenty two) A.C. machines viz, two for Principal's room, four for teachers room, two for office room, two for Geography department, one for Geography lab and smart class room, seven for Seminar and conference room, two for library room, one for IQAC & Meeting room and one for NSS & Alumni Association room.
  • 9. Installed three Generators viz, one 35 KV, one 25 KV and another is 6 KV.
  • 10. Women's' Hostel is completed by the UGCs' financial assistance.
  • 11. Installed 18 Fire Extinguishers to protect the College from fire issues (accidents).
  • 12. Deposited amounting to Rs. 75 lac for constructing the new 4-storied building at PWD office, Barasat, North 24 Parganas, the PWD is arranging the soil testing in the college campus.
  • 13. Going to register 3 (three) Bighas of land for second campus at Kirtipur, North 24 Parganas.

IT Infrastructure

  • 1. Number of computers with configuration (provide actual number with exact configuration of each available system) : 39 ( 1 8GB RAM , 10 with 2GH/processor, 1GB RAM.. 10 with 2GH/Processor 1GB RAM, 18 with 2GH/Processor).
  • 2. Computer – student ratio: 1 : 30.
  • 3. Stand alone facility: All the computers are having stand alone facility.
  • 4. LAN facility. The computers of the office, Accounts section, Bursar office, Library, Cash section have been connected to the Principal's computer through LAN.
  • 5. Wi-Fi facility: The College has Wi-Fi facility in the Principal's room, Bursar's room, Accountant room, Office room, all the teachers' room, Geography department, Smart class room, and Seminar-cum-conference Hall and Library room.
  • 6. Licensed Software: most of the important computers of the College use licensed Software.
  • 7. Number of nodes/Computers with Internet facility: 35.

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