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Bangabasi College

Bangabasi College
Bangabasi College.jpg
प्रणिप्रातेन परिप्रशनेन सेवया
Motto in English
Earn Education & Serve the Humanitarian
Established27 November 1887
Academic affiliation
University of Calcutta
PresidentSri Ashok Kumar Deb
PrincipalDr. Subrata Sankar Bagchi
Students2570 + 410 (self-funded)
19, Rajkumar Chakraborty Sarani
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CampusUrban, 0.60 acres
LanguageEnglish and Bengali
SportsBangabasi College Athletic Club

Bangabasi College is a Kolkata-based liberal arts, commerce and sciences college.[1] It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the University of Calcutta. It was founded by Girish Chandra Bose, an educationist, social reformer and agriculturist, in 1887.[2] It was the first nationalist college. It played a major role in Disobedience Movement of 1930 and sacrifice of Shri Jatindra Nath Das, an undergraduate student of the college The college celebrated its 125th anniversary from November 2011 to October 2012. It has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) with "B" certificate.[3]


Acharya Girish Chandra Bose founded an institution, named Bangabasi School, in a rented house in Bowbazar Street with six teachers and twelve students in the year 1930. Two years later, the college was established with private management, under the inspiration and guidance of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. It started with F.A. course and slowly obtained affiliation for the B.A., B.L. and M.A. courses to meet the requirements of the college.

In 1930. the college moved into its present premises at 19, Scott Lane (now Raj Kumar Chakraborty Sarani). Honours course in various subjects were introduced.[4] During the World War II another branch of the college was established in Kushtia (now in Bangladesh) in 1942, as the people of Kolkata were troubled by the bombing of Japanese troops. After the World War II it was closed.[5] After Independence in 1947, the college started to see receive huge admissions and thus it created extra-pressure on the existing infrastructure and system. To cope up with the demand, college was divided in morning and evening sections and Acharya Girish Chandra Bose started a new evening section only for commerce. Later in 1964, it emerged as Bangabasi College of Commerce (renamed as Acharya Girish Chandra Bose College in 2005).[5]

Through phase reduction scheme of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the shifts were separated and two new colleges, i.e. Bangabasi Morning College and Bangabasi Evening College emerged in the same building and Bangabasi College of Commerce in a separate building on 11th April, 1965.[6] With this, four colleges came up; Bangabasi College, Bangabasi Morning College, Bangabasi Evening College and Bangabasi College of Commerce. In 1979 Bangabasi College opened its own Commerce Department, and also became co-ed.[4][7]


Courses Listed below are undergraduate, except zoology. Only zoology department has both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.[8][9]

Language and Literature


This department started in year 1944, and also supported the nationalist movement for independence.


This department started in year 1934.


This minor department of the college started in 1965, with only one full time faculty member.


This department started in year 1934.

Social Science






Political Science





Pure Science


Computer Science



Biological Science




Late Acharya Girish Chandra Bose memorial

Postgraduate studies

Postgraduate studies started in Zoology in 2005, under the semester system (CBCS), Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta.

Recently, it was acknowledged by the Department of Science and Technology, by sanctioning a grants-in-aid to the extent of Rs,20,00,000 for procuring modern equipment and adequate software support.[7]


Student service cell

  • Student support cell
  • Placement cell
  • Counselling cell
  • Women's cell
  • Anti-ragging cell
  • Grievance redressal cell
  • Equal opportunity cell



  • Cheap canteen
  • Auditorium
  • Common room
  • Gymnasium
  • Drinking water
  • Playground
  • Safety and first-aid

Other activities

  • NSS
  • Sports and Games
  • Assembly
  • Prize distribution
  • Students fair
  • Cultural activities
  • Computer skill development
  • Self defense

Notable alumni

The alumni of Bangabasi College have achieved prominence in various fields. Following is the list of notable alumni of this college.

See also


  1. ^ []
  2. ^ "Our Founder". Bangabasi College Centenary Commemoration Volume. Calcutta: Bangabasi College. 1987.
  3. ^ []. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Bangabasi College | History of the College". Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Bangabasi | Home". Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Acharya Girish Chandra Bose College - The Official Website". Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Bangabasi College : Prospectus" (PDF). 16 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Bangabasi College | Bangabasi College Home Page". Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Bangabasi College | Introduction to the department [Zoology]". Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  10. ^ Peer Team Report on the Institutional Assessment and Accreditation of Bangabasi College. March 16–18, 2007. NAAC. []. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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