Assessed & Accredited by the NAAC with A Grade [CGPA=3.02]

Mission & Vision


The laying of the foundation stone of Durgapur Government College on 22.01.1969 was the follow-up of an effort to set up a co-educational government-funded institution of higher education at the gradually emerging industrial town of Durgapur. The College, besides being the first institution of its kind in town, was the only Government College not only in the home district of Burdwan (now officially known as Paschim Bardhaman), but also in the neighbouring districts of Bankura, Purulia and Birbhum. The College initially offered Humanities courses, and gradually expanded its horizon through introduction of subjects in demand. The institution began with a dream of cultivating students with the best education possible, instilling values to go forth into the world as good human beings, and to be equipped to meet the challenges of the world outside the campus walls. Presently, Durgapur houses a number of government-aided and private colleges. Durgapur Government College continues to function in Durgapur as the only public-funded institution offering degrees primarily at the undergraduate level at nominal tuition fees, with an aim to include and empower students from various categories of society and from remote rural areas.



Cultivating the sense of discipline and dedication in addition to the intellectual, moral and cultural development is the overall mission of Durgapur Government College. The members of the staff offer their best to help students to keep in sync with the competitive world by providing quality higher education to ensure their smooth absorption into the subsequent phases of life. The focus is on overall personality and skill development in a healthy academic atmosphere inside classrooms and on campus. A lot of thought goes in organizing activities for cohesion among staff and students hailing from diverse socio-cultural and economic background.


Objectives (in brief)

a)    Holistic development of young adults enrolled as students

b)   Providing Quality Higher Education and taking care of intellectual, social, economic, emotional needs of students

c)    Adopting student-friendly approaches to teaching and learning as far as practicable

d)   Encouraging faculty members to participate in conferences, seminars, workshops and other faculty development programmes to enrich and update their academic and administrative knowledge and capacity building

e)    Kindling interest in students not only in their subjects but also in related fields and help them ramify and diversify areas of interest

a)    Encouraging standard research activities of faculty members and students. College involves specifically a Research sub-committee which works together with IQAC for this purpose

b)   Organising Career Counselling sessions for students and making provisions for campus recruitment to avail of job opportunities irrespective of religion, caste, gender etc have been initiated. A sub-committee of the Teachers’ Council relating to Career Counselling and Placement of students works in this respect.

c)    Encouraging participation of Faculty in discussions to teach students with different learning paces

d)   Facilitating Differently-abled students easy access to classrooms and learning

e)    Imparting training to members of the non-teaching staff to utilize computer facilities in documentation

f)     Overall personality development of the students through NSS, NCC, sports, cultural and other co-curricular activities. The College runs separate units for NSS, NCC and Physical Education.

g)    Overall development of an ethical sense and increasing awareness in terms of gender sensitization, cleanliness, environmental protection etc.

h)   Inculcation of value-orientation in students through the promotion of a sensitive attitude towards one’s surrounding and culture

i)     Promotion of leadership qualities

j)     Organising Awareness Programmes to teach proper use of toilets and maintaining a clean and hygienic atmosphere in the campus, as well as in their life outside the campus

k)   Sensitizing all stakeholders to preserve resources of the college and its surroundings

l)     Making the campus a plastic-free zone