On 1st August, our College, Dr. B. R. AmbedkarSatabarshikiMahavidyalaya, came into existence in the year 2005. This College is a dream come true for the people of this area. Many people have put in great efforts over a very long period of time to transform this dream into reality.
The inhabitants of the area were deprived in respect of facilities for higher education. Although a number of primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary schools where set up, but the economically and socially backward students from these remote areas had to face great difficulties to go to distant colleges like DinabandhuMahavidyalaya, Bongaon, Srikrishna College, Bagula or Ranaghat College to get higher education. Hence the local people felt the necessity of establishing a degree college in the Helencha-Bagdah area.
They tried their best, but their attempts were not fruitful. Later on, a meeting of the local educationist and general people was convened by Shri Nakul Chandra Hira, Headmaster, Helencha High School, in presence of Dr. UpendraNath Biswas, the then CBI Joint Director, Government of India, as the Chief guest and Shri SattendraNath Biswas, Chief Security Officer, Indian Museum at Calcutta. The meeting resolved to establish a college in Helencha.
Helencha High School, in its M.C meeting dated 18-04-2000, resolved to donate 1 acre of its land to the college and allow 9 class rooms for use of the college until the college completes its own building and also offered temporary loan of Rs. 50,000/- for making up the fund. A college organizing committee was formed with Shri Kamalakshmi Biswas as the President, Shri Bimal Krishna Bagchi as the Vice President, Shri Santosh Kumar Biswas, as the Secretary and a number of people present as the members. The meeting strongly resolved to establish a Degree College at Helencha on a land to be donated by Helencha High School. When the issue of the proposed name of the College was being discussed Shri Nakul Chandra Hira proposed that the College be named after the great Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
It was learnt in the beginning of 2005, that the State Govt. had decided to sanction 10 new Degree colleges in the State. Shri Kamalakhsmi Biswas, Bimal Krishna Bagchi, Santosh Kumar Biswas, Sanjay Dutta Chowdhury, Nakul Chandra Hira and others hurriedly got in touch with the Government authority. As a result, the college in the name, “Dr. B.R. AmbedkarSatabarshikiMahavidyalaya” was sanctioned and recognized by the Govt. of West Bengal under Memo No. 521-Edn (CS)/4C-5/2001 dated 1st August, 2005. The people burst into joy, their dream came true.
The college started in 9 (Nine) class rooms of Helencha High School. Admission of students in 1st year B.A started on and from 11th August, 2005. Classes were inaugurated on 19.08.2005 by Late Dr. JaladBaran Roy, the then Principal, BongaonDinabandhuMahavidyalaya.
Since then the College has faced many ups and downs and has finally reached a place of eminence in these few years. In 2018 the college entered a new phase of development when Dr. Chittaranjan Das, joined the College as the Principal. Since then, there has been no looking back. There has been unprecedented and overall development in the College infrastructure and academics since then. It was on his insistence that the College Foundation Day is celebrated as College Annual Academic Day when we remember our past as well as delve into the present developments, and promise ourselves of a glorious future.
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