Suri Vidyasagar College - SVC
As far as the historical evidence goes, the first attempt to establish a college in Suri, the headquarters of Birbhum district, started in the year 1934. Under the tutelage of the then local landlord and educationist- Shri Amita Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, popular doctor Kaligati Banerjee, advocate Babu Harikinkar Samanta and other social activists, a working committee was formed, for this mission. On 9th March, 1942, under the chairmanship of former Calcutta Vidyasagar College student- Shri. Abinash Chandra Mitra, the college started its journey as a branch of “Vidyasagar College”, Calcutta. Classes started in the house adjoining Shri. Amitaranjan’s Kali Temple (Kali Bari), while the new building was being constructed south of the adjoining Banyan Tree of the selected place for the new college. The college volunteered for institutional accreditation by NAAC, Bangalore, in November 2005. After analysis the executive committee of the NAAC awarded a grade of B+, on February, 2006. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, the college stands tall, spreading the message of knowledge and wisdom to the society. Today, spread over an area of 25 Bigha, 5 Katha and 8 chatak, the college consists of 19 Academic Departments out of which 15 offer Honours & General courses, 4 General Courses and 1 P.G. Course. In 1996, the total built area of the college was 29,856 sq. ft. Another 14,755.31 sq. ft. was added between 2001 and 2004. Currently the total built area is around 70,000 sq. ft. which contains classrooms, laboratories, library, office, seminar halls, canteen, bank, post office and students’ hostels (separate for Boys and Girls).
The placement cell, guided by a Professor is committed to provide the young techies for a successful career In the industry of their choice. Having proved its mettle in providing talented professionals as per the needs of the various sectors, the cell provides a well developed holistic training in order to upgrade the students' technical, aptitude as well as communication skills on a regular basis to make them “corporate ready”.
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