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Situated on the eastern bank of the river Bhagirathi, the 150 yrs old Krishnath college which has gathered to itself a halo bequeathed by its eminent teachers and alumuni, was originally founded by the Govt. of Bengal under East India Company on the 18th Nov. 1853 by notification no : 1913 20th Oct 1853, with the assistance of Nawab, Zaminders and a number of common people of this district although the idea of founding both the college and the University was first conceived by the visionary idealist and a Renaissance man Raja Krishnath - a dream that was not translated into reality by his cruel untimely death. However, since then the growth and development of this college have always been intimately concerned with Cossimbazar Raj family. Thus it is significant that the genesis of this Institution marked a cultural synthesis between feudalism and democracy not often dreamed of in that remote past.

Mr. Harrison was the first principal of this college. On 29th July, 1863 Sir Cecil Beadon, the then lieutenant Governor of Bengal laid the foundation of the present college building a wonderful specimen of Saracenic - Gothic Architecture style. In 1865 Berhampore college attained the full status of a college with B.A and law classes. In the year 1897 the British Government handed over the college to the Honourable Maharaja Manindra Chandra Nandi and in 1903 as recorded in the Calcutta University calendar this Institute was re christened as Krishnath College. In 1856 the college came under the Govt. sponsored scheme in accordance with the U.G.C regulation, Govt. of India.More Details

Distance Education

This college house a study centre for the Netaji Subhas Open University for distance education.

  • B. A. Honours
  • B.Sc. Honours
  • PG Course
  • Certificate Course
  • Diploma course

Computer Education

The College Computer Centre (03482-258390) recognized by the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT.)


Why NIELIT (erstwhile DOEACC) ?

Scholarship & Other Facility

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Entry Level

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CCC

Open to all/ Class VIII

3 months

  • Computer Operator
  • Training Demonstrator

O-Level

10+2 / ITI

1 year

  • Junior Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • EDP Assistant
  • Lab Demonstrator

A-Level / PGDSE

Graduate/ Under Graduate or Polytechnic Diploma (any stream) / O-Level

1year 6months

  • Programmer
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KRISHNATH COLLEGE A PROFILE (1853-2013)

Situated on the eastern bank of the river Bhagirathi, the 150 yrs old Krishnath college which has gathered to itself a halo bequeathed by its eminent teachers and alumuni, was originally founded by the Govt. of Bengal under East India Company on the 18th Nov. 1853 by notification no : 1913 20th Oct 1853, with the assistance of Nawab, Zaminders and a number of common people of this district although the idea of founding both the college and the University was first conceived by the visionary idealist and a Renaissance man Raja Krishnath - a dream that was not translated into reality by his cruel untimely death. However, since then the growth and development of this college have always been intimately concerned with Cossimbazar Raj family. Thus it is significant that the genesis of this Institution marked a cultural synthesis between feudalism and democracy not often dreamed of in that remote past.


Mr. Harrison was the first principal of this college. On 29th July, 1863 Sir Cecil Beadon, the then lieutenant Governor of Bengal laid the foundation of the present college building a wonderful specimen of Saracenic - Gothic Architecture style. In 1865 Berhampore college attained the full status of a college with B.A and law classes. In the year 1897 the British Government handed over the college to the Honourable Maharaja Manindra Chandra Nandi and in 1903 as recorded in the Calcutta University calendar this Institute was re christened as Krishnath College. In 1856 the college came under the Govt. sponsored scheme in accordance with the U.G.C regulation, Govt. of India.


Since 1853 this college fit to be declared a heritage institution has been unswervingly engaged in promoting and fostering education among the people of four districts such as Murshidabad, Nadia, Malda and Birbhum. Since the mid 19th century it was one of the main seats of Renaissance Bengal, centering this Institution Berhampore town was then turned into a nursery of Bengal Literature because the College established a creative contact with literary luminaries of 19th century Bengali like Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. Dinabandhu Mitra, Ramesh Chandra Mazumdar, Bhudeb Mukherjee and others who were all then at Berhampore for their individual occasion.


It is highly gratifying to note here that this college first started Commerce Education (B.Com) in this district in keeping with the spirit of times in the decade of sixties. In post Independence period when India was developing fast in the fields of Commerce and industry it is natural that this century old college would again play the role of a path-finder in this district.


In 1968 morning section of the college was opened to cope with the mounting pressure of students and in 1978 the H.S. course (10+2) was introduced owing to the pressure of the local public and the repeated request of the State Govt. In 1994 in accordance with the programme of both Central and State Government, The college started imparting Vocational Education Tourism, Sericulture, Office Management and Secretarial practice and in 1998 Netaji Open University started also functioning to illuminate the minds of socially and educationally backward and dropped student. In its long journey towards advancement of learning the introduction of these series of course of studies from time to time in compliance with the national demand is in quite fitness of things of this college because still a it holds aloft the flag of being the premier Institution for higher education in all respects in this district.


With its long span of life extending over almost 150 years the college had nurtured some illustrious scholars who had made notable contributions to the intellectual awakening of Bengal as well as India. The eminent orientalist scholar Ram Das Sen, Rakhal Das Banerjee, distinguished archeologist famous for his discovery of the site of Mahenjodaro in Sind, the brothers Radha Kumud Mukherjee and Radha Kamal Mukherjee, erudite professor, made significant contribution in Indian history and Indian economics. Ramgoti Nayratna a pioneer in the Historical study of Bengali literature. Brojendra Nath Seal, the great Philosopher and one of the greatest intellectuals of present day India Sir Gurudas Banerjee the famous Jurist savant, the Nationalist leader and eminent Jurist Sir Rashbehari Ghosh, the renowned International Historian K.K.Dutta, the notable political philosopher Bimanbehari Mazumdar, the Bengali poet Kalidas Roy - these are some illustrious names among others who were associated with this college in different capacities. Surely India is proud of this premier institution.


The college with three thousand students approximately (both day and Morning section) on its roll provides for both Pass and Hons. Teaching in almost all major subjects in Science and Humanities and Vocational disciplines including 21s' century jewel on the crown Computer Application.


Each year the college organises successfully inter college Debate competition and Football tournament. The college also conducts important seminars and renowned professors from different universities deliver illuminating lectures on this occasion.


First the University of Calcutta and later on the University of Kalyani, in concurrence with State Govt. policy have selected this college as a centre for post Graduate studies. The century old institution has, accordingly, started post Graduate teaching.


The college library containing roughly 45,000 titles of varied interests is an object of both glory and pride of Bengal. Its ancient collection provokes attraction and envy in many minds.


The college extends its accommodation of about 450 students coming outside Berhampore in its ihree spacious large hostels (two for boys and two for girls).


Maintenance of tradition, dissemination of knowledge, expansion of discipline in the face of changing circumstances, shifting values and depressing economic condition are extremely difficult and trying. An institution must grow and expand, it cannot remain static, for stagnation is death. But sadly growth is out of question in a college whose annual budget shows a recurrent deficit. Changing spirit of times demands extra financial aid This age old living mother has never faced in her long life such a critical problem as now - on the one hand she needs to feed myriad hungry children howling for cultures - sweetness and light of soul, on the other hand she suffers from terrible paucity of funds to meet the huge need. It is always a grim tragedy when starving children and almost a pauper mother meet together.


I hope that you would also like to be an active sharer of these tender feelings.



CONTRIBUTION OF KRISHNATH COLLEGE IN THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE

K. N. College established in 1853 at Berhampore, West Bengal, is very much well known for her contribution to Indian struggle for freedom in many ways. The name of college is associated with the name of her ex - student Sahid Surya Sen, generally known as 'Masterda' in West Bengal who liberated Chittaganj District now in Bangladesh from British Raj for several days - Ultimately in the encounter with British Army at Jalalabad he was seriously injured from bullet injury. Later on he was hanged to death by British Raj. Thus he became Immortal Martyr for the Freedom of the Nation. He is still now the inspiration and remembered in whole Bengal as one of the pioneers who have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the Nation. We are proud of the Great Son of Bengal. From 1905 onwards many of our students have sacrificed their lives for Freedom of the Nation. The college acted as Centre of Bengal Terrorists Movement which as nurtured by the famous Principal Prof. KM. Wheeler. Prof Mohini Mohan Ray was a great well wisher of the Anusilan Samity, an organ of the Revolutionary and Prof. Provas Dey was a member of the secret party organ established by Sri Arabinda. Prof. Provas Dey, Prof. Joges Chandra Nag, Prof. Surendra Chandra Nag are some notable names of the Revolutionaries who sacrificed a lot for the sake of Freedom the Country. Name of the students who have participated in the struggle for Freedom are many. Infact hundreds of students were arrested and tortured by the Police Raj and some of them have become martyrs for the country. To name a few I am giving a short list of Revolutionaries viz Dr. Soumenn Mukherjee, Pramatha Ray, Amulya Ganguly, Rudra Narayan Roy, Sarabindu Roy, Baroda Majumdar, Jogen De Sarkar, Anirban Ray, Souipada Chattapadhyay, Srish Guha, Nikhil Guha Ray, Kedar Sanyal, Bhupen Sen, Jiten Lahiri, Mahendra Sanyal, Atul Ghosh, Nitish Sarbadhikari, Gouri Sarkar, Supati Nag, Satish Chandra Chakraborti, Rajen Pal, Sabitri Chatterjee, Nripen Nag, Panie Dube, Haren Bhattacharya, Chinmoham Singh, Promoda Sarkar, Charu Chatterjee etc.


Infact K.N. College was a centre of Revolutionaries of Rajshahi, Bagura, Balurghat, Dinajpur and Nowgan (Most of them are now part of Bangladesh).


Krishnath College has become synonymous with the name of Sahid Surya Sen and Sahid Nalini Bagchi who still inspired the Youths of West Bengal through their devotion to the motherland Still every year whole Bengal remember their name with great respect. For hundreds years, the college acted as pioneer not only for breaking the chain of slavery but also to establish a new social system of the country.


This college played a significant role in India's struggle for freedom particularly under the competent stewardship of the nationalist Principal KM. Wheeler. The college played a glorious role in spreading the revolutionary ideas among the people of several districts by making and effective coordination among different extremist organisations such as Jugantar" and "Anusilan Samity". The freedom movement of India should ever remember with gratitude that such great revolutionaries of Bengal as Surya Sen, Nalini Bagchi, Atul Sen, Jiten Lahiri. Nirmal Guha Roy and Jogen Dey were all initiated into the death defying "Matri Mantra" (the fiery hymn of the revolution) on the campus of Krishnath College. On the (^ August 1925 Mahatma Gandhi visited the college and addressed to the staff and students fanning the fire of patriotism. Subhas Chandra Bose and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee also visited the college.


In 1947 when a large number of refugee students rushed for admission into this college in the wake of the partition of Bengal, The college out of a sense of national solidarity and cohesion made special arrangement for providing accommodation for them.


Since its inception the college has evinced active interest in promoting women's education and in 1939 a special Women Section was opened in view of the admission of a large number of Girl students in the college. In the remote days of the mid 2tf century it was no small wonder that the village women of this district received higher education under the loving care of this mother when their sisters in other parts of this province were languishing under a deprivation. Inspite of a full fledged women's college here in this town this age old Institution has been unflaggingly maintaining its coeducational structure. The fair mother can not be unfair to her fair sex children. This is why in I960 when Radhakrishnan came to this college to inaugurate its centenary Physical Block, he spoke highly of the college's pioneer role in spreading education in the vast tract of land.


In fact, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi visited this college to pay tribute to these Martyrs, perhaps you will not find many colleges who have contributed to the Nation's Freedom in such a big way.


    List of renowned personalities who have passes from this college :-

  1. Sahid Surya Sen (Masterda) Leadr. Chitangonj Arm Raid Case
  2. Sahid Nalini Bagchi, Freedom Fighter
  3. Maharaja Srish Chandra Nandi, President, Committee of management K.N. College
  4. Kabisekhar Kalidas Roy, renowned Bengal Poet writer
  5. Jogendra Nath Dey Saekar, Freedom Fighter
  6. Roy Bahadur Baihuntha Nath Sen (Professor, K.N. College) Freedom Fighter
  7. Dr. Radha Kumad Mukherjee P.H.D.D. Lit. M.P. Historian
  8. Prof. Rejual Karim, Writer and great worker in the field of communal harmony
  9. Dr. Biman Bihar Majumdar, P. R. S. P. H. D. inspector of college Bihar University
  10. Prof, Krishna Gopal Goswami, Dept. of Sanskrit, Calcutta University
  11. Dr. Nilanaksha Sanyal - Minister, Govt of West Bengal
  12. Sri Sasanka Sekhar Sanyal - Member of Rajya Sabha
  13. Sri Sabitri Prasanna Chattapadhyay - poet and writer
  14. Sri Nikhil nath Ray, poet, Historian
  15. Dr. Radhakamal Mukherjee, Prof. Dept. of Economics, Lucknow University
  16. Prasanta Kumar Chattapadhyay - Accountant General, retired
  17. Binod Bihari Chattapadhyay - Prof, in English, Surendra Nath College,Calcutta
  18. Dr. Somendra Chandra Nandi - writer, Historian, Ex - president, committee of management
  19. A.N. Sen-Hon'ble Justice Supreme Court(Retd)
  20. Jagananda Bqjpayee -poet and Journalist
  21. Gurudas Sarkar-lst M.A. from K.N. college. Deputy magistrate
  22. Nanda Gopal Sengupta - Famous writer and Journalist
  23. Sachindranath Ghosh - M.A. Sastri Renowned Sankrit scholar
  24. Dr. Sukumar Sarkar - B.Sc Director, Indian Institution for the cultivation of Science
  25. Niranjan Sen - Revolutionary. Ex - minister Govt. of West Bengal.
  26. Dr. Tushar Sarkar - Deptt. of Philosophy, University of Jadavpur
  27. Tirthanath Bandyopadhyay - reader, University of Calcutta
  28. Dr. Raghunath Ghosh - Deptt. of Sanskrit, North Bengal University
  29. Dr. Karuna Sindhu Das - Deptt. of Sanskrit Rabindra Bharati University
  30. Dr. Subuddhi Charon Goswami - Rabindra Bharati University
  31. Dr. Samaran Chakraborti - Director, Vedics studies in Eastern Zone
  32. Sri Nirmalya Bagchi - Commissioner, Commercial tax
  33. Nityananda Sinha - Deputy Director, Board of Secondary Education
  34. Dr. Arun Kumar Sen - Prof. Deptt. of Radio Physics and Electronics Calcitta
  35. Dr. Apurba Datta - Prof. Deptt. of Radio Physics and Electronics Calcutta
  36. Prof. Balaram Sana - Deptt. of Radio Physics and Electronics
  37. Prof. Jahar Sen - Deptt. of History, Calcutta University
  38. Dr. Amarnath Ray - University of Cansus
  39. Dr. Samir Chattapadhyay - Senior Scientist, National Institute for sale studies, Pune
  40. Prof. Tapan Sen - Texas University of U.S.A.
  41. Dr. Samir Sarkar - Institute of Non-conventional Energy, New Delhi
  42. Prof Timir Baran Jha-A.D.P.I Govt. of West Bengal
  43. Prof. Dulal Chatterjee - Deptt. of Chemistry, Calcutta University
  44. Dr. Dipti Chatterjee - Jadavpur University
  45. Dr. Brindaban Ranu - Deptt. of Chemistry, Indian Institute for cultivation Science
  46. Dr. Nazrul Islam - Deputy Commissioner of Police , Calcutta
  47. Dr. Profulla Prasun Chatterjee - Head of the Deptt. Of Applied Mathematics Calcutta University
  48. Dr. Srimanta Pal - Prof. Of Computer Science, A.S.I. Calcutta
  49. Sri Arabinda Mandal - Software consultant, Paris, France
  50. Sri Indranil Upadhay - Software consultant, U.S.A.
  51. Sri Tridib Chowdhury Ex M.P., Statesman Founder member of R.S.P.

Besides there are lot of Medical Professional, Engineers, whose names could not be incorporated due to incomplete address.