In 1987 the journey began with six Arts subjects, sixty-three students and six teachers in a thatched roofed mud-walled hut. Quarter of a century later the college today proudly offers all three streams – Arts, Commerce and Science with Honours in eleven subjects. Almost seven hundred students take admission in First Year Arts alone. Huge buildings have been constructed in a spacious green campus. In spite of the sea change in the appearance of the college, the performance of the students in the University Examinations has remained exemplary right from the beginning. The success rate over the years has remained uniformly outstanding -- almost one hundred percent on an average. By virtue of its students, non-teaching members of the staff and the teachers, Mankar College is now recognized as one of the premier institutions affiliated to the University of Burdwan. The ambiance here is calm and quiet, traditional yet modern, disciplined and accommodative -- ideal for the pursuit of knowledge.
Mankar College celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 2012. By serving the under-privileged students for twenty five years it has only upheld the rich tradition of the locality, a seat of learning disseminating the fruits of knowledge to a large underdeveloped area on the border of and including the jungle-mahal. The inhabitants feel proud of the fact that Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar established a normal school here in the mid-19th century, which in course of time has developed into an HS School. The initiative for establishing a college was undertaken by the local people in the late 1960s to have access to the world of higher education. After years of struggle the college ultimately saw the light of the day on 26th September 1987 in a five acre plot of land donated by Smt. Renubala Devi of Mankar. The campus expanded when Sri Bireswar Banerjee and his brothers also donated land. A large number of people of this locality and surroundings have extended their help for the development of the college. Of late Smt. Kanaklata Banerjee and her nephew Soumitra Mukherjee have donated 75 decimal of land including a house to the college on which the construction of a girls’ hostel with accommodation for 33 is nearing completion.
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Awards & Rankings
Mankar College has been accredited and awarded B grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college is also recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).