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About Our College

Our Mission

The professed mission of the college is contained in its motto, “Sa Vidya Ja Bimuktaye” (“education is that which emancipates people”).

Our Aims and Objectives

The college is located in the intersection of three rural blocks wherein the population includes people from the SC, ST, OBC categories. The primary objective of the college is to cater to their need for higher education.

UGC recognition

The college is a grant-in-aid co-educational college affiliated to the University of North Bengal and enjoys UGC recognition under 12B and 2(f) since 1993.

The history of Birpara

Birpara, though categorised as a rural locality, gradually developed as an important town in the Dooars through the endeavour of the people of the area. The surrounding tea gardens, established by the British, brought labourers from Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa and other parts of the country. People connected with the tea gardens have been depending on this town for years. The adjacent Birpara Tea Garden, owned by the Duncan Group of Industries, spared a part of their cultivable land for the establishment of Birpara town many years ago. The utmost endeavour of the people of this locality developed this area of central Dooars to an important commercial part of north Bengal.

Foundation of Birpara College

The college was established in 1986 with the aspiration of providing higher education to the children of underprivileged classes (including SC, ST and OBC) from the different linguistic communities of the border area. Prof. N. Bose, Higher Education Minister, Sri N. Bhattacharjee, Irrigation and Waterways Minister, Sri B. Roy, State Minister for Tribal Welfare, Government of West Bengal, and Prof. D.B. Dutta, Vice-Chancellor, University of North Bengal, and district administration joined hands with other education-loving people of the area to establish a degree college in Birpara. The Manager of Birpara Tea Garden donated 10 acres of the estate’s land for the institution. The then Head Master of Birpara High School, Abhay Charan Kundu, was selected as the first Working President of Birpara College Organizing Committee by the people of the area on 21st August, 1986. Thus the dream of the people for establishing a degree college at Birpara came to life. The Organising Committee collected donations from the Tea Garden Management, local businessmen and common people. Among the organisations and people who extended help for the construction of the college buildings, special mention must be made of the Dooars Branch Indian Tea Association (DBITA), Sri A.P. Roy, son of Sri S.P. Roy, industrialist, Sri Pradip Prashad, brick field owner and other eminent personalities. The college administration would also like to acknowledge the assistance provided by the University Grants Commission, the State Government through its Border Area Development Programme and the Panchayat Samiti, and financial aid through the Backward Area Development and MPLAD funds. The late Manik Bhattacharjee, Sahakari Sabhadhipati, Jalpaiguri Zilla Parishad, was the first President of the Ad-hoc Governing Body of the college. Local personality Sri Motilal Bardhan was the first President of the Statutory Governing Body. Sri Amit Kumar Chakrabarty shouldered the responsibility of the first Lecturer-in-Charge of the college. Dr. Haralal Saha was the first Principal. The University of North Bengal granted permanent affiliation to the college with effect from the 1991-92 academic session.

Progress since inception and future plans

The college was established with the stream Commerce (General) with English and Bengali in the year 1986. With the increase in student enrolment and acknowledging their demand, the University of North Bengal approved Accountancy (Honours) in the year 2000. A major part of local students were deprived from pursuing education in the humanities for more than 10 years. In 1995, the University of North Bengal gave the college sanction for starting B.A. (General) courses with the Economics, Sociology and Geography as the subjects. The introduction of the Humanities stream resulted in manifold increase in the number of students and since then the college has got approval for five Honours subjects: Geography (2001), Bengali (2003), Sociology (2005), History and Nepali (both in 2009); and five more elective subjects: History (2003), Nepali (2005), Political Science (2009), Education and Hindi (both in 2012). The college authorities still feel the need for introducing science stream and certain job-oriented courses as well as some other popular subjects for the benefit of the students.

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