From the Desk of the Principal

Dr. Somnath Mukhopadhyay, Principal, Dinabandhu Andrews CollegeDinabandhu Andrews College, now a premier institution of higher education under the University of Calcutta, was founded in 1956 by a decision of the Government of India [Letter No. BH-5(5)/55-Genl, dated 07.01.1956] to establish five new colleges on a sponsored basis for the higher education of the children of displaced persons from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who had settled at Jadavpur, Baisnabghata, Narkeldanga, Dum Dum and Bon-Hooghly. In pursuance of the decisions mentioned above, the Government of West Bengal sanctioned the establishment of five new colleges on a sponsored basis for the said purpose (Government of West Bengal Order No. 7805-Edn, dated 24/25.07.1956) with affiliation to ‘Intermediate’ and ‘Degree’ courses in Arts and Science.
The college at Baishnabghata was named after Rev. C. F. Andrews (12th February, 1871 - 5th April, 1940), a noted educationist and close associate of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, who had come to India from England as a Christian missonary and subsequently identified himself with the cause of social reforms and India's independence. He earned the epithet 'Dinabandhu' for his compassionate services to the poor.

The college started discharging its duties satisfactorily and subsequently took on additional responsibilities by introducing new subjects and courses of all streams (Arts, Science, and Commerce) at the General and Honours levels. The number of students has increased steadily over the years. Postgraduate courses in Zoology and Electronic Science were introduced in 2000 and 2006, respectively. Infrastructural development took place in the form of modernization and expansion of library facilities, setting up of a Computer Centre and a Conference Room, installation of two power generators of capacities 63 KVA and 30 KVA, establishment of a roof-top Photo Voltaic Solar Power Plant of the capacity of 20 kWp, up gradation of classrooms, commissioning of LPG-based burner point in the laboratories of the Departments of Physics and Chemistry and the like.
The confidence of the local people in the college is manifest in the ever-growing number of admission seekers every year, that of the University of Calcutta in its decision of selecting the college as a major Centre for holding examinations at the undergraduate level, and that of the Government of West Bengal in its investing the college with the responsibility of conducting various public service examinations of both national and state levels on the one hand and of organizing the ‘West Bengal Inter-College Sports Championship, 2015’ on the other.
Many of the students who passed out of the college are now established in different walks of life, and a number of them have made their mark on various fields such as education, medicine, engineering, law, politics & legislation, public administration, journalism, arts, literature and games & sports. The college derives deep satisfaction from the multi-faceted achievements of its former students and strives for maintaining the excellence it has achieved over the years which, needless to say, is a difficult and never-ending endeavour. And the journey continues…


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