The initiative for capacity building of all stakeholders, including students, teachers, non-teaching members, and administration, is a step toward enabling them with the essential information, experience, and knowledge to pursue their dreams. Capacity building is a systematic approach to knowledge and skills development. Individuals, organizations, and societies obtain, strengthen, and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their development objectives over time. This makes sure an organization like ours has the internal expertise to implement change and improve performance effectively and continuously. Our institution has an essential role in this development, where education and research can reduce poverty and increase equality, participation, democracy, and economic development in this remote area.
The Mahavidyalaya aims to create a hatching ground for the students to develop their skills and realize values in life. This institution started its splendid journey as a state aided college in 1970. At its inception, only two honours subjects – Commerce and Sanskrit were taught along with their general courses. Since its inception, the Mahavidyalaya has committed itself to teaching and learning in higher education, ensuring quality education in the best possible manner to spread the benefit of higher education in a very rural area of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. Yet, this institution’s distinctive achievement is that it steps its more than 50 years of the journey. Its academic excellence, both horizontal and vertical depth, ensured its eighteen honours courses and newly introduced six post graduate courses have been running successfully since 2017. The institution is serving at its best cause of empowering rural students, especially women. Students’ achievement speaks a lot about the innovative measures adopted by the faculty and efforts taken by the institution despite the socio-economic and geographic conditions. The empowerment of a vast number of rural students through quality education is thus effectively implemented. The best of its pleasant and healthy atmosphere which prevails on the premises helps cheerful co-existence of the faculty, student, and non-teaching staff as a large family. Its beautiful natural ambiance makes the college an ideal educational institution. The institution is committed to providing an ambiance of creativity, innovation, research, and good learning experiences. Co-curricular, extra-curricular, and sports activities and competitions are organized to nurture the students’ talents in addition to the regular academic schedules. The college is always willing to adopt new things, whether in academic and non-academic areas, to inculcate values among faculty members, staff, and students to make them better skilled citizens.
Meanwhile, most departments gradually equipped and enriched with more advanced facilities from their infrastructure to more advanced ICT classrooms. This year, we have transformed 16 general/ordinary classrooms into Smart Classrooms with projectors allowing the classrooms to facilitate an Audio-Visual support system. The college library functions as a fully computerized system and provides a globalized plan of the knowledge-sharing platform by introducing its resources in an online process. We offer the opportunity to access the vast documentary resources to the students on-campus and off-campus mode to some extent. We are moving fast forward to its digitized accessibility up to the departmental and individual levels in a short while. Students now can access and avail the millions of relevant books in digital formats available free of cost from global repositories via the newly implemented e-Library. Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), it isn’t easy to conduct the classes regularly. Alternatively, we have developed the cloud-based “Google classroom” in collaboration with Google LLC, which lets our teachers share their Class Notes, Handouts/ Documents, PPTs, PDFs, Videos, and Live streaming of classes directly to the students. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled with a high-speed internet connection, allowing the students to access the internet. The coverage of Wi-Fi is facilitated in classrooms and extends to all the regions, including Departmental Office Room, library, Laboratory, and Auditorium. More than hundreds of CCTV cameras were installed throughout the lawn and main transit areas.
Our institution has recently entered a new phase of development, both up-gradation in infrastructure and academics. Several projects are running under the financial help of the Government of West Bengal and Govt. of India simultaneously. The office runs through a e-Governance system using Google Workspace and our own Office Management Software. The Conference Hall, Meeting Hall, and Vidyasagar auditorium are full of new electronics gazettes. The Museum Hall is on the verge of completion. The Governing Body recently approved the introduction of four UG Honours (Computer Science, BCA, Music, and Physiology) and two PG Subjects (Education & Zoology) for the coming academic sessions. The best part is introducing the Research Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences which will enable the students to peruse their academic excellence further. Our institution publishes research articles in BIGYAN – an interdisciplinary journal of Science and Technology, MANĪṢĀ – A Research Journal of Sanskrit, and BANGABHARATI – An International Research Journal of Bengali.
Through our capacity-building initiation, we have been able to improve the quality of the education we offer for sure, of which we are very proud! It has been a new strategy of our institution for the broadest impact. The institution continues to provide its extreme opportunity to take the initiative and develop skill-based activities to entrepreneurial schemes for its faculty members and students to internationalize the benefits of higher education changes quickly.
- Evergreen, Clean and Plastic Free Campus
- Socio-Cultural Activities (Vidyasagar Path Parishad Estd. 1975)
- Extension Activities on Social Welfare
- NCC under 55 Bengal Bn.
- SD coy under 55 Bengal Bn. NCC and
- SW Pl. 6 Bengal girls’ (I) coy. NCC
- NSS under Vidyasagar University
- N.S.S. Units-1
- N.S.S. Units-2
- N.S.S. Units-3
- N.S.S. Units-4
- NCC under 55 Bengal Bn.
- Yoga and Health Awareness
- Agro-Irrigation Pumping Station @ Sabang College Premises
- Dedicated Controller Section along with Nodal Centre (VU)
- Integrated ICT based Learning System