Sonada :: Darjeeling :: West Bengal (India)

About the College:

   The College is situated in Sonada, Darjeeling, and less than 1 Km from Sonada Railway Station. The College is a Co- Educational Degree College established in the year 1985. It is a Government established and Government-Aided College receiving financial assistance from the Government of West Bengal. The College campus is spread over approximately four acres of land in an ideal natural environmental location and is a very congenial atmosphere for studies, sports and other curricular activities. The College has a permanent affiliation with University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohanpur, P.O. North Bengal University. The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, New Delhi has enlisted the College under section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956. Thus this college is eligible to receive financial assistance from UGC, ICSSR, CSIR, Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India and other Central Government organizations in addition to the Government of West Bengal. The College imparts higher education leading to the award of Bachelor Degrees in both Honours and Program Courses under the North Bengal University.

   The permanent faculty members of the College are recruited only on the recommendations of the College Service Commission (CSC) Government of West Bengal for the number of teaching post actually sanctioned by the Department of Higher Education and Directorate of Public Instruction, Government of West Bengal, while the State Aided College Teachers are recruited by the Governing Body of the College as per the rules and approval of the Government.

   The College encourages extracurricular and co-curricular activities in addition to regular academic study. There are different committees comprising representatives of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students to look after Games and Sports, Cultural Activities, Extra Curricular Activities, Magazines, debates and Library Works. The work of each of these committees is supervised by a Professor in charge. The University has set up units of National Service Scheme (NSS) for active involvement of the students in the process of building up of the society and the nation as a whole. The College also has NCC for boys and girls, supervised by College Professor as ANO.