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Siliguri College

Siliguri College
Established 1950
Type Undergraduate college
Principal Dr. Malay K. Karanjai
Location Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban
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Affiliations University of North Bengal
Website www.siliguricollege.org

Siliguri College, established in 1950,[1] is the oldest college in Siliguri situated in the Indian state of West Bengal. It offers undergraduate courses in arts and sciences. The campus is in the Darjeeling district. It is affiliated to University of North Bengal.[2] and accredited to University of North Bengal. It is also the largest general college in North Bengal.[3]

History

Siliguri college was established on 8 October 1950 by Government of West Bengal under a dispersal scheme of the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department with a view to imparting higher education to the refugee student population of the post-partition of Siliguri. Initially, after inception it was affiliated to the Calcutta University. Later, in 1962, it comes under University of North Bengal.[3]

Departments

The college has the following departments in the field of Arts and Science.[1]

Arts

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Nepali
  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Journalism
  • Hindi
  • Sociology
  • Physical Education
  • Tourism


Science

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Microbiology
  • B.C.A
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Physiology
  • Statistics

Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[1] It was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and awarded B++ grade, an accreditation that has since then expired.[4] Currently it is affiliated to University of North Bengal.

Library

The college has a library with a good collection of text and reference books. Currently, it contains around 37000 regular and out of print volumes.[3]

Hostel

The college also contains two separate hostels for boys and girls. Boys hostel has a capacity of 63 students whereas newly build girls hostel can accommodate 48 students.[3]

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