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About College

          It was the ardent zeal for advancement of higher education that the people of Dhaniakhali to establish Sarat Centenary College, named after one of the greatest Bengali novelists, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, in 1976 as a Junior College with the Higher Secondary Course which was later upgraded into a Degree College in 1978 with all the three streams Arts, Science and Commerce being affiliated under the University of Burdwan. The college stands at the heart of Dhaniakhali. It is under grants-in-aid Scheme of the Government of West Bengal. The College campus extends over an area of 03 acres.

       The college provides Honours in Political Science, Mathematics, English, Accountancy, Bengali and History. Moreover, Honours course in Chemistry, Philosophy, Sanskrit and Geography are all under self-finance scheme. The general courses offered by the college are Bengali, English, Political Science,. History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany and Commerce. Moreover, Physical Education course (Gen.) was introduced in the college from the session 2007-2008. Some vocational courses like Communicative English, Computer Basics, Tailoring-Knitting, CAD & CAN etc. are proposed to be introduced from the session 2015-2016. Moreover a Women Study Centre is functioning with the task of awareness about Gender Biasness.

          Presently, the total number of the teaching - staff of the college is 38 out of these 17 teachers are part timers, who are catering to the academic needs of all the three streams. Moreover one teacher is working on contractual service. The standard of education and academic results are good and encouraging. The students evaluate the teaching standard of the departments as per the university norms. A good number of teachers have national and international linkage through their academic activities. The number of supportive staff of the college is 17 including part timers and contractuals.

          The college regularly organizes seminars, inter-departmental talks, debates, quizes and other academic ventures. The college has started remedial courses for the benefit of the -students bothsocially and academically backward. The Principal and the Governing Body monitor all the developmental works.

          Besides the main building, the college has a separate library building (Netaji Bhawan), which has about 19000 books and various journals. The Jagadish Chandra Bose Bhawan, Vidyasagar Bhawan, U.G.C. Building, have provided more class rooms to meet the growing demands.  A new building for Students’ Union, Cheap Canteen and Boys’ Common Room is at the point of completion. The main building encompasses a good garden along with Ayruvedic Plants. The laboratories are relatively well-equipped. Microphone systems are available in Class rooms where it is necessary. Smart class room under UGC Scheme is going to be introduced soon. A Multi-storeyed hostel for girls is under construction under the U.G.C. special scheme. The ground floorof the same has already been completed.Construction under MPLADS added extra class rooms to this college.

          The college has a spacious playground and a pond surrounded by the shady green trees. The NSS adds much to the progress in the academic atmosphere of the college. It is worth mentioning that the NSS has already imprinted its valuable marks for the total development of the college. The Gymnasium has been opened up for the college students. A Yoga Center is likely to be operative from this session.Considering the acute shortage of land, the G.B. has alreadypurchased thirty sataks (approximately) of land adjacent to the college premises. More land is yet to be purchased. Moreover, the college has already approached the high authorities for introducing job oriented new courses.

          Apart from academic development, the college is keen on the all round development of the students. Regular counselling by the teahers is offered to the students for guidance towards an exact route for establishment in multifarious segments of life. The college has already left its mark of success in different spheres. The 2nd cycle accreditation by NAAC is likely to be completed within a year.