Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya
Affiliated to West Bengal State University

President Message

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce the academic prospectus of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya for 2022-23, a historically significant academic venture, established in 1965, at Baranagar, in North Suburban Calcutta, in an area with a large number of poverty-stricken refugee population, but the area with a historicity, where the seeds of Bengal Renaissance grew into trees of Indian Renaissance. The basic need of opening an evening college in this area was to teach Commerce to the students residing in Cossipore, Baranagar& Kamarhati industrial hub who had to work during day time to earn their livelihood. There was no Evening (Commerce) college in the vast area from Shyambazar to Barrackpore. At the beginning, the college started functioning in the premises of Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College which was established in 1956 as a Govt. sponsored Day College for imparting higher education in Arts and Science subjects Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya (earlier known as Bonhooghly College of Commerce) and Brahamananda Keshab Chadra College were established in an extended eco-friendly campus at 111/3 and, 111/2, B.T. Road, Kolkata- 700 108 respectively, near the Indian Statistical Institute, an internationally reputed institute of learning founded by Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, FNA, FRS, the eminent statistician . The college is situated at 111/3, B.T.Road, Bonhooghly, Kolkata- 700 108, in an eco-friendly campus with a small, beautiful lake and encompassed by a wide variety of trees & plants offering a vibrant green and unpolluted environment. On the western side, the busiest part of B.T Road, P. C. M. Mahavidyalaya shares bus stops with Indian Statistical Institute- an internationally acclaimed Institution, the founding father of which was Professor P.C. Mahalanobis after whom our college is named. NAAC Accreditation: In the year 2008 The Peer Team of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council visited P. C. M. Mahavidyalaya, appreciated the academic and administrative arrangement, the library and laboratory facilities etc. They offered their valuable suggestions and accredited the college for the first time (1st cycle). In January 2019 the college was re-accredited for the 2nd cycle. Now P. C. M. Mahavidyalaya is one of the NAAC accredited degree colleges, affiliated to the West Bengal State University, Barasat,24Parganas (North) now preparing itself towards the re-accreditation by NAAC (3rd cycle..

Mr. Tapas Roy,
President, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya