Short History of the College

A novel effort to further higher education amongst aspiring rural students bogged down by infrastructural and communication drawbacks, the curse of emerging modern India, resulted in the humble beginnings of Narajole Raj College, way back, on September 12, 1966.Located in remote Paschim Medinipur (then undivided Midnapore) district of West Bengal, The college was the dream child of a group of novel minds, led by Rani Anjali Khan (of renowned Khan Dynasty, erstwhile rulers of the area and contributors to the Indian freedom movement), renowned political activist, Shri Rajanikanta Dolai and social activist, Shri Radhayashyam Mondal.The trio were actively supported and helped in their mission by the people of the locality. Srimati Khan leased out her residential palace in Narajole for the purpose of running the college. The college began functioning with 6 teachers, 5 non-teaching staff and 30 students.Initally,the college offered 3 years B.A(general) courses in 6 subjects, and the P.U course under Calcutta University. We respectfully remember our first Principal Prof.Sital Bhattacharya who took most of the institutes.
When reminiscing about its early days one bows in respect to those teachers of Mahendra Academy Boys’ High School, Narajole, who willingly accepted the burden of taking classes at the college that was suffering from a death of teachers(the economic condition of the college was not such that it was capable of hiring part time teachers).
In 1983, was introduced another dawn with the college offering B.Sc in Pure Science(general). In 1987 this was dinotified by Calcutta University and the new founded University, with name of our most illustrious personality, Vidyasagar University extended its affiliation to us. 1991 is another landmark in the history of the college. The college now offered Honours Courses in Bengali and History and B.Sc. in the Biological Science (general).
The institution was growing. The residential quarters of the palace building was proving to be inadequate. In the meantime, the institution, with the help and support of the locals had managed to acquire their own property and had already constructed a building there. The college in turn donated land to the government so that a Boys Hostel for the weaker section of the community could be constructed. Thus, the humanities was shifted to the new campus in 2005. From 2006 onwards, we underlook serious efforts to develop the main campus. Thus the main Block, the annex Building, a science Block were constructed. A ladies hostel, under hundred percent assistance of the UGC has been coming up. The administrative wing was shifted in 2009 and the science facilities in 2013. Narajole Raj College now offers a total of 10 Honours courses and 13 general courses at the degree level. It has a rich Library with more than 15,000 number books in circulation and reference well maintained and updates. Keeping in view the requirements of the rural students. In addition, the dept. of Sanskrit and that of Human Rights (Dept. of Political Science) maintain their respective Book Banks. The institution boasts of devoted staff (teaching and non-teaching) that is ever ready to help and support their students in all aspects. The students are engaged in social activities through the two NSS and one NCC units(s). Every year, the Dept of Political Science is efficiently running a Certificate Course in Human Rights, for all interested students. The college students have also given scintillating performance, (also under the guidance of Political Science Dept.) at the yearly Youth Paliament Programme organized by the State Government. The college caters not only to the academic interests of the student but to the overall development of personality.

Mission and Vision

  • Inspiring the students to become ideal citizens of the nation by making them aware of their glorious cultural heritage and the rights from and duties to the society.
  • Offering scope for higher education to the people of all walks of life irrespective of class, caste, creed or sex.
  • Preparing students with an eye to future examinations to avail themselves of job opportunities.
  • Creating condition for the development of scientific attitude and environmental awamess among the students.
  • Generating interest in games and sports. N.C.C.. N.S.S. etc.
  • Nurturing such qualities as true thinking, innovation. discipline. fellow-feeling, patriotism, secular attitude etc.
  • Integrating the Institution with thc society by inulcating a sense of inter-dependence of the two.
  • Building the Institution as an ideal place of learning and culture in the state as well as in the country.
  • Introducing innovative methods of Evaluation.