From The Desk Of Principal

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