History of the College
Nestling in the midst of open green fields in the western fringe of Jalpaiguri District, Maynaguri College has taken an important role in the educational scenario of the northern part of West Bengal. This seat of education lies 4 K.M. North of Maynaguri town en route to Siliguri via Sevoke. The College was established on 18th November 1999. It is an Undergraduate Degree college affiliated to the University of North Bengal. In 2007-2008, Maynaguri College was accredited by NAAC with “B” grade and in 2016, the same was reaccredited by NAAC with a “B+” Grade.
The College rests on an idyllic and rural environment with a demographic dominance of SC/ST population. There is about 70 percent of the total population that belongs to the Scheduled Caste/Tribe community. Lack of infrastructural facilities and prevalence of backwardness are the hindrances to the growth of education system in the region. In such circumstances, the establishment of this College was very important to spread the light of education among the host of the population of the region. One salient feature of the College is that most of the students are first generation learners. Since for a long time the region was deprived of higher education and it is because of this, the young generation of the area flock to this College with full enthusiasm. Thus, in spite of its infancy and relatively young academic run, the College has been able to acquire remarkable progress in the field of disseminating higher education in the region.
In 2002, among the first batch of this College, the percentage of students who passed the Graduate level examination in all disciplines was 75 percent, while in 2003 it reached 77 percent. In 2004, this rate jumped to a remarkable 88 percent in respect of the total number of students enrolled. In 2012, this figure of total enrolment of students was about four thousand with a pass percentage of 94 percent and 72 percent in the Honours and General levels of Graduation, respectively. These figures reflect as to how this relatively new institution grew day by day over the years since its inception, both in terms of its quality and quantity as well.
Vision & Mission
The vision is to transform dreams into reality and the development of holistic individuals in a culturally enriching milieu through the spread of knowledge and wisdom in an environment that is intellectual, aspiring yet emotionally binding, stands as a testimony to the commitment and concern of the trust towards the future of the society.