Dr. Gour Mohan Roy College (NAAC accredited '13' Grade) —Its Foundation : -

     Dr.Gour Mohan Roy College is a symbol of excellence for thirty years in higher education in and around Monteswar Block in Burdwan District. The history of its beginning and growing is an eventful one.

     For a long time during 1980s, education - lovers of Monteswar had been dreaming of a college to be set up at Monteswar to serve the growing need of higher education in the area. Mr. Kalachand Roy (son of late Dr.Gour Mohan Roy. a famous doctor in Barabazar, Kolkata), a philanthropic native of Monteswar and a benevolent businessman at Kolkata came forward with his donation of land,building, furniture and money to turn the dream into a reality. His sincere effort alongwith the co-operation from society- builders gave birth to what is known as 'Dr. Gour Mohan Roy College'. The College got its start in 1986 vide G.O. No. 1971 Edn (CS) dt. 28.11.86 and was affiliated to the B.U. in 1989 and enlisted under 2(f) Act of the UGC in 1994. The period of infancy is all over and the college is now a preferred destination for the students of degree course in the locality, our students doing increasingly well every year in the university exami-nations. The college that flagged off with only seven students has now a large beautiful campus accom-modating more than Two thousand (2675 at present) students in the current session. LOCATION  The college is situated in a large campus under a nice eco-friendly environment of Monteswar on the Memari - Maldanga/ Katwa via Satgachhia - Monteswar bus- route. Monteswar is a large popu-lous Village of Kalna Sub- division in the district of Burdwan. It is, in fact, an important development centre of the locality having semi - urban amenities and facilities in the form of market, Police- station, Banks, Library, Sub-Registery office, Sub- Post office, Telephone Exchange, Hospital, H.S. Schools, Block Development office, Group Electric Supply office and many other Govt. offices. Monteswar is adjacent to both (i) Kusumgram on the Burdwan - Nabadwip via Nadanghat bus route and (ii) Maldanga on the Bhatar I Bolgona Maldanga bus-route. The college stands at a distance of about 30 K.M. each from Katwa I Memari I Nabadwip and about 40 K.M. each from Burdwan I Kalna. RECENT DEVELOPMENT: The most recent development in the history of the College is the NAAC peer team visit in January 2016 last for assessment and accreditation. It is a matter of great pleasure and pride for all concerned that a new feather has been added to the crown of the college when it got accredited 'B' grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Acreditation Council) . The College now joins the elite group of a few distinguisted college in West Bengal in India selected for obtaining infrastructure grants of Rs. 2,00,00,0001- (Rupees two Crore) only from RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatara Siksha Abhiyan) during 2016-17. Necessary processing is being done for obtaining the fund for (a) creation of new fafacilities in the from of construction of class room and laboratory, (b) renovation & upgradation of existing facilities for reading room, canteen, toilets, buildings, campus development etc. and (c) procurement of books, journals, new equipments and sports items etc. as per specified guidelines.

         Another recent notable work is the setting up of a Bronze bust in January 2016, of Late Dr. Gour Mohan Roy after whose name the College is known. The whole college campus also got a fresh & lively look with the help of soil filling & leveling in the entire campus area, new plantation and gardening, Campus cleaning, renovation, remodelling and painting of buildings, construction of inside concrete road etc. Apart from UGC grants under different Plans and grants -in- aid from the state govt. the college has been receiving assistance & support from other sources also. Under the XI plan the college utilized about Fifty Lakh Rupees (Rs. 50 Lakh) from UGC grant for college development under different heads. A grant of Rs. 36 Lakh was sanctioned by the UGC under XII th plan. Several developmental works are going on out of this fund as well as college fund. A 20 KVA digital Generator set(Kirloskar Green), Inverters, Refrigerators, Water-Cooler with Purifier sets, Computers, Printers, Scanners, Photocopier machines, Duplicating machines, O.H. & Digital Projectors', Laboratory equipments (Geography Dept.) and Library Books have been purchased. A Digital Interactive smart class room has also been set up last year. In the recent times the first floor on Late H.P. Roy memorial building was constructed from college fund to add two new class rooms. One new Professors' Room and one new Library cum Reading Room-both adequately spacious and another modernised boys' toilet was also constructed last year out of college fund. A modernised girls' toilet was also constructed with a grant of Rs. 2,80,000/ - from Zilla Parishad, Burdwan supported by college fund. A spacious & beautiful Day-Care Centre has also been set up in the college funded by the help of UGC grant year before last year. Other develop-ment works including garden development, renova tion of multigym etc. have been financed by college fund. We also received a grant of Rs. 2 Lakh from the W.B. Govt. for play-ground development in the college.

   The college,under the UGC(XlPlan) grant, also opened Remedial Coaching Centre. Entry in Service Coaching Centre, Career Counselling Cell etc. for the benefits of the students. The college has also implemented important infrastructure development with the grant of Rs. 9.5 Lakh received recently from the State Govt. An SC girls' Hostel under Babu Jagjiban Ram Yojna at a project cost of about Rupees Two Crores (Rs. 2 Crores) has been constructed at our college for which we purchased a land adjacent to the college campus and have transferred the same to the State Govt. through a Gift Deed. With the aid of W.B. Govt. & grant of Rs. 2 lakh, alongwith additional support from the renovation of the playground of the institution has been completed. W.B. Govt. also granted Rs .3 lakh to the college for other Infrastructural developments. A Computer lab and a language lab have already been opend. And we have successfully running Certificate Course in Computer Application and Programming in collaboration with WEBEL, certificate course in spoken English in collaboration with MUST Academy and also a certificate course in soil Testing conducted by the Department of Geography. Three new General Subjects- Education, Sociology & Physical Education are very much likely to be introduced in the degree course from this academic session to widen up the scope of option to the students. With support & well wishes from people of the locality, local administration, govt. & university authorities, it is expected, sky is the limit for its development.



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