Jagannath Kishore College, Purulia is one of the leading colleges in West Bengal & India. Established in 1948, the college appeared as the premier institution in the field of higher education in this district, and over the last 65 years it has come up as the lead college of the district. This college produced a huge number of Professors and Teachers, as well as Scientists, Administrators, Lawyers, Parliamentarians and Legislators. The college has to credit 21 University toppers from the University of Burdwan from UG and PG section. At present the college is affiliated to Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia. and consists of 10 Humanities(Honours), 8 science(Honours) and Commerce(Honours) Departments. In addition, it has affiliation for PG course in Mathematics since 2002 Students of the district as well as from the adjacent districts of West Bengal and Jharkhand aspire for this college and many of them succeed in getting admission. Teachers are not only very sincere towards maintaining the quality and standard of education, but also help in holding up the administrative set up of the college. The college rooms a rich and quality Library with about 50000 books. Computer, Intranet and Internet facilitities of the college is excellent. All the computer departments, Library, Office etc are interconnected through Local Area Network. Laboratories of all science departments are very well-equipped and maintains a very high standard.
It is for these reasons that Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia chose our college as the PG teaching venue of the University in Physics & Mathematics. The standard of Games & Sports and culture are also very high, and the college also possesses very good NCC and NSS Units.
The college was accredited by NAAC in the year 2005.
The College was reaccredited by NAAC in the year 2014 for second cycle.
Dr. Santanu Chattopadhyay
I have the proud privilege to share my views on Jagannath Kishore College, with whom I have been associated for the last twenty-five years initially as a faculty of Physics, and then as the Principal for the last seven years or so. Founded in 1948, and serving as a premiere institution for higher education in Purulia for over seven decades, this college has followed the motto ‘Shraddhavan Lavate Jnanam’( a faithful person achieves knowledge) to its optimum. In Swami Vivekananda’s words ‘Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man’ –.....