Dr. Debkumar Mukherjee
Based on the guidelines laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Maynaguri College is situated in the UGC-recognised Backward District. In spite of this impediment, in 2007, Maynaguri College, being the youngest college under the University of North Bengal, got accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade “B”. In 2016, we improved upon our previous grade and got re-accredited by the NAAC with an impressive “B+” grade.
Maynaguri College is a fast growing institution of higher learning in this region of northern Bengal. The students’ strength, which has increased by almost twenty per cent within a span of merely ten years, reflect this trend. At present, this College boasts of having about 6,000 students enrolled in various courses in this College. There is one NCC unit having the strength of 100 Cadets and 7 units of NSS accruing to the strength of 700 students. In terms of extra-curricular activities, this College provides an ideal platform to students to nurture their cultural, educational, literary, artistic and aesthetic skills. Currently, Maynaguri College hosts a study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The College has also signed an MoU with Netaji Subhas Open University and is about to start a study centre from the academic session 2017-2018 in a number of courses.
Since the main objective of a College is to impart education for both the intellectual and holistic development of a student, academics is given topmost priority in this College. Keeping pace with world outside, we have tried to equip our classrooms with state of the art technology. Very few colleges in this locality can boast of having smart classrooms. And, it makes me extremely satisfied, to inform you that Maynaguri College is technically well equipped. We have Smart Class rooms and our teachers regularly use LCD and Overhead Projectors to teach in class. We also have several international collaborations, such as that with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma Metropolitana of Mexico City; University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; and the Davis & Elkins College, West Virginia, USA.
This College has organised a number of UGC sponsored national and international seminars over the years. The University of North Bengal and the Government of West Bengal have entrusted this College, many a times with the task of organizing both local and State level Inter-College activities and events. Furthermore, the NSS units of this College have adopted villages for all round eco-friendly development.
I sincerely express my regards and gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal for rendering her constant and invaluable support to this College. Striving for academic and holistic excellence has been our constant endeavour.