Know Your College: College At A Glance:
|Dr. Swagata Das Mohanta
|University of Kalyani
|B+ with CGPA 2.55 (2nd Cycle)
|2(f) and 12(B)
|Type of College
|Main Campus: 2.53 Acre;
New Campus: 0.18 Acre
Built-up area: 1.453 Acre
|No. of UG Programmes
|15 Major courses
|Arts: 09; Commerce 01; Science 07
|Physics: 02 Chemistry: 03 Zoology: 03 Botany: 02
Mathematics: 01 Computer Science: 01 Geography: 01
|Boys’ Hostel for 14 SC/ST students
Girls’ Hostel: One under construction with UGC grant
Construction for another one will be started with RUSA 2.0 Grant
|No. of Teaching Staff & Librarian
|Principal: 1; FTT: 33, SACT: 66. Librarian: 02,
Contractual Librarian: 01
|No. of Office Staff
|Rabindranagar, P.O. & P.S. Chakdaha
Dist. Nadia, Pin-741222, W.B.
|E-mail & Phone
The November of 2021 marked the Golden Jubilee of Chakdaha College. With fifty years trailing behind it, the college today stands resolute and sturdy. Bearing the torch of education, it continues to work for the social and moral upliftment of its students. In its moment of inception in 1972, the college was born humbly and out of meagre means, conducting classes in a borrowed space and with a strength of only 76 students enrolled in merely 2 courses. The college has come a long way since then. Today it offers two sections via morning and day and a total of 17 courses which include 14 Honours and 3 General subjects. It is home to an overwhelming strength of nearly 8000 students. With 51% of the total strength being female, the college bears the marker of social progress in suburban Bengal. Further, the collection of nearly 28,000 books that the college library retains adds to its progressive spirit and motif.
Founded by the then-deputy speaker of West Bengal, Sri Haridas Mitra, the college is today governed by abled hands. At present under the able leadership of Dr. Swagata DasMohanta, Hon’ble Principal, the College is trying to reach the peak of development in every aspect. The two pivotal bodies, the teaching staff with 104 members and the non-teaching staff with 32 members, contribute their own share relentlessly to the smooth functioning of the college.
While the college continues to dispense its responsibilities in the field of education with discipline, regularity and sincerity, it has never stood aloof from dispensing its responsibility in the larger field of life. Amidst the carnage of the pandemic, Chakdaha College donated an Oxygen Concentrator to Chakdaha State General Hospital, funded by the college staff and also managed to administer free oxygen service to the local people with the help of the non-teaching staffs. Aware of the debilitating impact the pandemic had on the marginalized section, the college was swift in adopting the Lodha village with around 350 members scattered across 81 families. From distributing food and other necessary amenities to arranging a free Health Check-Up for the Lodha women during the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the college has constantly stood by the community. The students were also allowed a considerable concession in their fees during the pandemic. It is this holism that the seven-day-long Golden Jubilee celebrations reflected last year. The unveiling of the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the inauguration of the exhibition room, the arrangement of a blood donation camp, the academic seminars, the cultural programme by the students and the alumni, and the felicitation of Honorable guests ̶ all are but figments commemorating its fiftieth year. The legacy of adding feathers to the cap is however old and ongoing. The students are at the forefront of this legacy. The latest being the Governor Medal won by Supriya Talukder in 2022, who as an NSS member had the opportune to attend the Republic Day Camp as well. As the stories of pride and glory swell, the college journeys on.