Raja Rammohun Roy Mahavidyalaya

Govt. Sponsored | NAAC Accredited Grade 'B' [2nd cycle]

Affiliated to the University of Burdwan

About Us

Raja Rammohun Roy Mahavidyalaya is a multi disciplinary college, situated at Radhanagar, the birth place of Raja Rammohun Roy, the harbinger of Indian Renaissance. It is a rural area of Hooghly District in West Bengal with borders of each of Howrah, East Medinipur and West Medinipur Districts within 10km areal distance. It was founded in 1964 on the International Mother Language Day, 21 February at the initiative of  local people and it got affiliation from the University of Burdwan within a short period in the same year. In 1965, it was conferred with approval of the University Grants Commission under section 2f.  In 1972, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, visited the college on the occasion of bi-centenary birth celebration of Raja Rammohun Roy. Within a short time after her visit, the college was accorded Government Sponsored Status from the State Government. Since then, the college has shown a steady growth with affiliation to teach more and more subject at Honours and Pass level.

The built up area of the college has now crossed 5000 (five thousand) sq. m. and the number of students has crossed 2500 (two thousand six hundred), of whom slightly more than 60% are female students. Currently seven(07) main courses, namely, B. A. (Honours) and B. A. (General); B. Com. (Honours) and B. com. (General); B. Sc.(Honours) and B. Sc. (General), M.A (Bengali) are taught in the college. There are 14 departments with facility of teaching at Honours and General level, 03 departments with facility of teaching at General level and one department with facility of teaching at Post-Graduate level only. The permanent teaching faculty, as on date (academic session 2020-21), consists of 34 whole-time permanent teachers (including the Teacher-in-Charge) and 01 Graduate Laboratory Instructor. There are many sanctioned permanent teaching posts vacant. To make up for them 31 SAT teaching staffs, approved by Govt. are working currently. In the non-teaching category, 17 permanent staffs and 17 temporary (on daily wage basis) workers are engaged.

The college has separate hostel for male and female students and 12 quarters for teachers. While the hostel for male students ANANDA CHHATRABAS was constructed 50 years back using local donations, the hostel for female students (inaugurated in 1996) and teachers' quarters (inaugurated in 1978) were constructed using UGC grants and those are maintained more-or-less to a necessary level using grants from the state govt. etc. National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) schemes are running in the college for more than 45 years. Smart classrooms, seminar hall, reading room, library, playgrounds, garden, gymnasium, green generator, computer labs, canteen and qualified administrative staff provide infrastructural support to this institution. The teachers research and publish extensively, present papers at conferences worldwide, win accolades and yet consider themselves as teachers first. The glorious tradition of the college has also been maintained by holding National and International seminars, Youth festivals, Educational tours, interactive sessions, quiz contests etc. This prestigious institution which is the alma mater of multitudes who have made their mark in various fields, was awarded ‘B’(Second Cycle) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council in 2017 for its meritorious performances and contributions.