History Of The College



Durgapur Women’s College had been established as the first women’s Degree College with the express aim of educating girl students living in the vicinity of the Steel City of Durgapur. The establishment of the College was the outcome of a project taken up by the DNAA (now Durgapur Municipal Corporation).

          The foundation stone of the College was laid on 5th April, 1981 by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Sri Jyoti Basu. However, the College had already started functioning from the academic session of 1980, holding classes in the evening at David Hare Primary School, B-Zone, Durgapur. Durgapur Women’s College started functioning from its own premises on Mahatma Gandhi Road from 1982. From the very beginning the Mission and Objective of Durgapur Women’s College has been “Empowering Women”. In its thirty-six years of existence, the College has been continuously expanding its academic horizons. At the time of its inception, the College was affiliated to the University of Burdwan for imparting instruction in BA Pass course only. From the academic session of 1984-85, the College began imparting instruction in B.Sc Pass course as well. Honours courses in various subjects were introduced from the session of 1986-87. At present the College offers BA Honours courses in five subjects—Bengali, English, History, Political Science and Sanskrit and B.Sc Honours courses in four subjects—Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. It offers General courses (under the annual system) and Generic Elective and Programme courses (under the semester system) in Economics, Philosophy, Hindi, Electronics and also all the subjects which run Honours courses, except Computer Science.

 

The chair of the Principal of Durgapur Women's College has been adorned since inception by the following luminaries :-

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

SERVICE FROM

SERVICE  TO

Prof. Aditya Majumdar

Principal

 01-02-1981

09-08-1982

Prof. Nripendranath Biswas

Teacher-In-Charge

 10-08-1982

30-09-1983

Prof. Haris Chandra Patra

Principal

 01-10-1983

31.01.2001

Prof. Nripendranath Biswas

Teacher-In-Charge

01.02.2001

09.08.2001

Prof. Madhumita  Jajodia

Teacher-In-Charge

10.08.2001

17.04.2002

Prof. Madhumita  Jajodia

Principal

18.04.2002

 

 

Durgapur Women’s College pays its respect to long serving employees of this College who have since left for their heavenly abode. We remain ever grateful for their contribution to the college…

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

SERVICE  FROM

SERVICE TO

Haris Chandra Patra

Principal

   

Sandip Kr Tiwari

Head Cleark

   

Chandra Bahadur

Night Guard

   

Bhairab Ruidas

Day Guard

   

Rabindra Nath Konar

Library Attendant

   

 

We will always remember our colleagues in the Teaching and Non-Teaching Departments who served this college and have since retired or left the college to join elsewhere.