Barasat Government College

NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade (2nd cycle) & DST-FIST Sponsored College
Affiliated to West Bengal State University
ISO Certified - 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 50001:2018

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It is prestigious to head a premier institute like Barasat Government College with its history of high academic standards and its leading role in the advancement of education in the post-Independence period. Situated in an advantageous location in the district headquarter of North 24 Parganas, at the core of the communication network of the region, the college attracts students from a wide area and from varied socio-economic background – a good number of whom come from the rural or semi-urban areas. Its initial affiliation was to the University of Calcutta, but since 2008 it is functioning under the West Bengal State University and has effectively implemented the ‘choice-based credit system’ since 2018.

The college aims to fulfil the diverse needs of its students through holistic education, encouraging both academic excellences, as well as catering to specific needs, such as employability and entrepreneurship. It is with this mission that the college has developed from its nascent stage to its present status - with thirteen full-fledged under graduate departments, offering science and humanities subjects, and four proficient post-graduate departments. The college also offers excellent laboratory support to its students and research scholars. The library is one of the very best in the region and is part of the INFLIBNET network. There are also facilities for games and pursuing cultural activities. Both tournaments and cultural programmes are integral to the academic calendar. The students are encouraged to self-express through wall magazines and online blogs. As part of the need-based education that the college follows, it has a DOEACC centre as part of its extension programmes which offers basic English communication and computer skills to its students.

In order to implement the needs of education 3.0 the college has over the past years successfully adopted elements from the ‘flipped’ and ‘blended’ teaching and learning methodologies. It has also directed its activities to further women’s education, living up to the glorious history of the town. Programmes on gender sensitisation are conducted regularly by the Gender Cell and the ICC. The ICC has also undertaken workshops to address gender issues.Alongside, the college has also fulfilled its social commitments by participating in several uplift programmes through the active NSS unit. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell has been instrumental in monitoring this growth and has worked in tandem with all the stake holders of the college, including the alumni. The alumni members are proof that the college has been successful in making lifelong learners. It is with such dedicated involvement that the colleges ensured a Grade ‘A’ in NAAC, cycle II, in 2015.

Since then, the efforts of all involved have been to augment the level of performance. The founding vision of the college has always been to disseminate educational resources of the government to a wider group and to the furthest points of the region. In keeping with its high tradition, I envision the college reaching new levels of achievements, while simultaneously increasing its radius of imparting qualityeducation.

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