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



The Principal 

Dr. Purushottam Pramanik 

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Instituted in 1969, Durgapur Government College was established as the sole public funded college in the entire region of Bardhaman, Birbhum, Bankura and Purulia. The institution still towers as the only government college in the entire district of Paschim Bardhaman.

The college started its first academic session in 1970-71 with the aim of conferring 3-year B.A. degree to the students, with B.A. Pass in Bengali and B.A. Pass & Honours in English, Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Sanskrit. In the subsequent years, the institution opened gates for science and commerce streams and now offers undergraduate degrees in 14 subjects and post-graduate degrees in three science subjects, with Department of Conservation Biology being only of its kind in eastern India.

Eminent scholars like Gouri Prasad Ghosh (Recipient of Ananda Puroskar), Dr. Pijush Kumar Ganguly (former Director of Public Instructions, Education Directorate, Government of West Bengal), Professor Achintya Kumar Sarkar (Recipient of Shiksha Ratna), Professor Subhra Kumar Mukhopadhyay (Emeritus Professor, GCELT, UGC) have taught in this institution and the college has produced brilliant graduates, post-graduates and doctorates employed in responsible posts in reputed institutions. Our teachers have established their research excellence by acting as PhD guides, completing several major and minor research projects and published their findings in journals, books and dissertations of national and international significance.

Our institution has also effectively shouldered its social responsibility through its two NSS units established in 1970 and 2008 and has played crucial roles to light up the lives of many under-privileged people. NCC unit has shown regular placement records in Air Force, Army, RPF, CRPF, CISF and West Bengal Police Services. Students of the college have shown regular outstanding performance at the university/district/state level sports tournaments.

Our institution has taken significant measures to ensure quality assurance in every section of its resources and these sincere efforts have awarded it with B++ grade NAAC certificate for cycle 1 in 2007 and A grade NAAC certificate for cycle 2 in 2017. The RUSA fund received in the current financial year is also being utilized with utmost sincerity to ensure appropriate ambience and facilities for the teaching-learning process in the college.

Durgapur Government College always believes in the words of Swami Vivekananda that:

We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet