The beginning was modest, or even challenging. The college did not have a building of its own; the University of Calcutta, to which the college is affiliated, permitted the teaching of Intermediate (Arts and Science) and B.A. and B.Sc. at the pass level; the admission season had already started; not very far were few long-established colleges; much of the immediate hinterland was inhabited by people at the lower rungs of the economy; and the idea of a co-education institution had still not many supporters in the existing social milieu. But an unbounded enthusiasm among local educationists at various levels, and the generosity of a local girls' school to provide accommodation to the new-born college by shifting its own location made it possible for the latter to start functioning from August 14, 1956 (later on observed as the College Foundation Day) with only 75 students and 2 whole-time lecturers.
Subsequently, the college was allotted land by the Calcutta Improvement Trust, and the first building came up in 1958, the second in 1962, and the third in 1996.
To impart quality education to its students.
To instill in them a strong sense of values with emphasis on community feelings.
To transform them into citizens committed to social justice and equality.
To make them aware of their responsibilities as caring alumni.
To maintain the institution as a growing centre of learning while aiming at consistently high global academic standards.
To nurture as academic and secular environment free from biasness and prejudice.
To encourage students to fulfill their potential and strive for excellence in every field.
To make college education accessible to the economically disadvantaged.
Imparting college education at an affordable cost.
Providing practical guidance to students regarding their careers.
Offering path-breaking programmes and updating the teaching-learning process.
Ensuring regular and efficient running of existing academic programmes and campus activities.
Improving the quality of life of local people, by making college education a reality in every household.
Maintaining an atmosphere of harmony and co-operation within the institution and in its relations with the locality.
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