A.B.N. Seal College (ABNSC), Cooch Behar was established in 1888. It is affiliated to University of North Bengal.
First the college was founded in the bustling central hub of the town of Cooch Behar. The first Principal of this College was J.D.Godley.
It was formerly known as Victoria College. As a seat of learning, it has a glorious past. After the merging of the Princely State of Koch Bihar with India in 1950, the Government of West Bengal took up the onus of running this institution.
Then this College earned the status of a Government College. In 1970, commemorating the saintly principal’s contribution, this institution was renamed as Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College. The college offers the under graduate courses in Arts and Science stream. All academic activities are carried out in accordance with the North Bengal University.
Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College has a brilliant history to boast of It was formerly known as Victoria College. As a seat of learning, it has a glorious past. As Coochbehar has a legacy of education since an eon, this college is sure to have a memory-trove to cash in on, no doubt. Way back in 1888, Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, who was an enthusiast in expanding learning in this region, built this college in the bustling central hub of the town of Coochbehar.
The first Principal of this College was J.D. Goodley and the first Indian who graced the chair of the Principal was erudite Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal. For eighteen long years (1896-1913) he was at the helm of the affairs of this College. An ardent lover of books, this scholarly Principal was also a perfect academician and administrator. Under the aegis of Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal, the College had provisions for teaching post graduate courses in English Language and Literature and Philosophy. Even Law formed an appendage to it.
After the merger of Coochbehar Princely State with India, The Government of West Bengal took up the responsibility of running this institution. Thus this College earned the status of a Government College. Again in 1970 commemorating the saintly principal's contribution, this institution was renamed as Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College. Since its nascence, it won a pride of place in the map of learning under the University of Calcutta. of late, it is an eminent seat of learning underthe University of North Bengal. One can easily take pride in the fact that the flambeau of learning is still aflame. Hundreds of students from various nooks and corners of North Bengal file in every year seeking admission in to this College. This century-old College is almamater of hundreds of well-placed academicians, here and aboard. Eminent Professors were delighted to teach here. Needless o say, that, this educational institution is still playing a significant role in expanding higher education to the dark crannies of North Bengal. It is our pleasure and pride that the college is successfully running post graduate courses in Bengali, Sanskrit and Zoology since 2004 and History since 2010. The college has recently obtained another feather of pride to its Glorified Crown-Recognition by UGC as Centre for Potential of Excellence.
INSTITUTIONAL VISION & MISSION
Alike the sister academic institutions of the nation and the world as a whole this Acharya Brojendra NathSeal College has also its own mission and vision. Its vision is as follows :
To create socially responsible people with academic excellence by bledning traditional values of education with modernity.
A critical look of this vision clearly discloses that it has three parts or areas.
To create socially responsible people
To create academically excellent citizens
To create citizens who do possess the blend of traditional values of education with modernity. All these dimensions / areas are more or less interrelated. Yet presently the college authority views that to create academically excellent citizens is the prime need of the hour. For this, the college thinks that his dimension of its vision as the most distinctive part of the vision. Accordingly it is used to model all its activities for materialising this distinctive area of its vision. All the activities are demonstrated in the following lines.
To prepare holiday list as per govt rule.
To prepare Academic Calendar.
To prepare class routine for both the day and morning shifts for optimum utilisation of teaching section of the college.
To appoint teaching cum learning assistants for compensation the contribution of vacant posts.
To open library facilities (lending, borrowing and reading) in every working day of the week from morning to evening.
To collect up-to-date books and journals in the library for making the students aware about the ongoing changes of the textual presentation as per the syllabus through reading, lending and consultation of books from seminar / departmental libraries.
To arrange specal classes / special coaching during the Puja Vacation or short course recesses.
To make laboratories alwaus at an upkeep level.
To organise students seminar in the departments
To organise lectures by the notable resource persons of the adjoining area to make students reach at the extraordinary level of development.
To extend facilities to the students to take part in th solo scholastic seminars, National / International seminars and likely others.
To arrange fieds trips / study tours for making the students aware about the society, polity, environment, surrounding their habitat.
To organise various cultural activities namely Annual Day (KRISTI) etc. for developing the cultural traits of the students.
To organise sports and games events for the development of the physical traits of the students.
To organise other allied programmes such as Yoga training, special lecture sessions on Value Education, Vocational Training, Professional ethics etc. for the best possible level of academic development of students. The above discussed activities have deep seated outcome for the students of this college. These outcomes are two types :
1. Temporal Outcome.
2. Inter-temporal Outcome.
The Temporal outcome is that the students of this college are seen to make mostly, the best performance in the University examinations.
To have chances to study in the celebrated Higher Educational Institutes at Post-Graduate level.
To make encouraging performances in the competitive examinations related to job market and allied. The Inter-temporal outcome is that the students of this college are seen to take part as leaders and activits in the social and allied aspects of life. Thus it is seen that the Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal Collee throughout its long span has been performing the role which is usually expected by the society and nation from a Higher Educational Institute.
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