Lalbaba College - LBC Howrah - LBC
Lalbaba College is a conglomeration of approximately four thousand students, more than sixty full-time and part-time teachers and nearly thirty non-teaching staff, appointed both on full-time and contractual basis. It has grown into a seminary of modern learning over the years. The catchment area of the college includes its adjacent agricultural and industrialized region of the district of Howrah as also neighbouring agricultural belt of the district of Hooghly. Although initially conceived merely to promote higher education among the local youth, its hinterland of student input has increased immensely during the last decade. Students today rush here to materialize their dreams with regard to choice of subjects in higher education from distant areas connected by the Barddhaman main and chord lines and the Tarakeswar section of Eastern Railway and the Kharagpur section of South Eastern Railway. This new trend is because of the fact that the college is located adjacent to Kolkata. It is just on the opposite bank of the river Hooghly next to Belur Math, the world famous monastic establishment founded by Swami Vivekananda.It is easily accessible by rail, only six kilometers journey from Howrah and fifteen kilometers from Sealdah. The nearest railway station is Belur in the Howrah–Barddhaman Section and Bally Ghat in the Sealdah–Dankuni Section of Eastern Railway. As the college is situated conveniently beside Grand Trunk Road, the facility of frequent bus services can also be availed of to reach the college. The inmates of the college provide a metropolitan and cosmopolitan outlook, as both Bengali and Hindi speaking families send their wards to this college. But the college has no aristocratic aura since most of the students are from middle and lower-middle class families.