Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya
Affiliated to West Bengal State University

College At a Glance

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya, Baranagar (formerly Bonhooghly College of Commerce) started its nascent journey in 1965 as an evening Commerce College affiliated to the University of Calcutta and shared the same building with Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College (BKC). The college started functioning in the separate campus on and from 15th May, 1999, at 111/3, B.T. Road, Kolkata- 700 108. In the year 2002 the college became a multidisciplinary degree college with its new name Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya. Despite various handicaps the college has made remarkable progress both in academic and administrative domains. The college boasts of 16 academic departments and offers necessary academic assistance and exposure to the students. The college is committed to imparting quality education to the learners aspiring for higher education and is thus very sensitive to the needs of the students. There has been remarkable development in the arena of infrastructure and adequate care has been taken to supplement traditional teaching learning mechanism with ICT-enabled teaching methodologies. The college endeavours to instil the desire for excellence among the learners by offering necessary support services as well as helps in preparing the students to face the challenges of life. We have been very alert to the psycho-social issues of our young learners for whom regular counselling sessions as well as extra-curricular activities are organized. With a host of young dynamic teachers along with a number of experienced faculties, the college strives relentlessly to impart quality education to the students. While we are fully aware of certain infrastructural lacunae, we are happy to provide facilities like separate Common Rooms for boys and girls, Ladies’ Hostel, Gymnasium, ‘Muktomancha’ and a Playground. The lush green campus of the college beautified with a small lake garlanding the space offers nothing less than a picturesque spectacle to the visitors. The teachers of the college with their zeal for teaching and research are a treasure of the institution and they display their enthusiasm for attaining excellence not only in their respective branch of study but also in their sensitive and caring approach to the students. The healthy, cooperative relationship between teachers and students not only makes learning a fun but also offers a life-changing experience to the young learners. The sincere and cooperative approach of the office staff helps in running the administration smoothly. The different units of the college have been working in a collaborative manner to lead the institution towards realizing the vision of the college. The college at present offers 3 year Undergraduate Degree course in Semester Pattern under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as per the norms and regulations of UGC and the West Bengal State University in Arts, Commerce and Science Streams. The Honours Course are offered in the following disciplines/subjects:

Courses Offered:

  1. Arts/Humanities: Bengali, English, Education, History, Human Development, Political Science, Philosophy & Sociology
  2. Science : Computer Science, Economics ,Food & Nutrition, Geography & Mathematics
  3. Commerce : Accounting and Finance

 Beside courses in Honours, UG degree is offered in Programme Courses in subjects like Chemistry and Physics along with the subjects mentioned above.

From the Academic session 2023-24 the college has adopted 4 years’ Honours with Multidisciplinary courses in the above mentioned subjects along with 3years’ Multidisciplinary Courses as per the new guidelines of NEP.

The college has a NSS unit which performs different social activities and awareness programmes throughout the year. We have a registered Alumni Association. The college is accredited by NAAC for two previous cycles and endeavour is going on for achieving a higher gradation in the upcoming 3rd cycle.