In the Bargiraj Dynasty, Garhbeta was a small hamlet. As found in the history, this place became popular in the art an culture since 16th century. The river Silabati was a silent viewer of many ups and downs happened in Garbhbeta. There are many evidences that occurred in British Rule of oppression an its strong opposition from the people of Garhbeta. To take a frontier role in the development of the nation, the people of Garbheta established Garhbeta High School in 1888. It was a milestone on the way to spread education in the jangal area. he famous and well known leader in ‘Quit India’ movement Late Gobinda Kumar Singha envisaged to establish one higher educational institution at Garhbeta an he successfully did this noble work with the full support of the villagers as well as the Jamindar of this area.The auspicious day in which the ‘Rarah Bangla’ got the door to higher study was 13th August 1948. Garhbeta has a rich cultural heritage in its past.The bank of the holy river Silabati was the mother of many great sons like freedom fighter, educationist, big corporate owner etc.
The education has an important role in the advancement of human civilization. Empowering the poor and academically backward people of the Garhbeta and its adjoining areas were the sole aim and objectives for founding the Garhbeta College on 13th August 1948. Though the college faced different forms of obstacles like financial crunch, lack of permanent posts, poor communication etc. still the college is marching ahead with its sole objective of providing quality education irrespective of caste, creed, religion, financial and physical health status of the students.
History of the College
The college has started its journey from Banerjeedanga High school with only 50 students on 12th February 1950. The college was shifted to its campus constituted by the generous donation of 12.58 acres of land by the local fighter Late Basanta Kumar Sarkar and 9.56 acres of land by Midnapur Zamindar Company. The college is marching forward with a vision to achieve its mission of catering higher education to students of Paschim Medinipur and the adjoining districts of Bankura and Hooghly. In the 67 years of its long journey started just with a corrugated sheet shade in the jangal, the college has now reached at a height and possesses long buildings, well established laboratories with sophisticated instruments and provided with other basic amenities that are essential for an institution of higher learning. Since inception the College was affiliated to the University of Calcutta with Arts and Commerce stream in Intermediate standard at first.Affiliation up to B.A.(Pass) standard was extended in 1957, followed by B.Sc (Pass) in 1960 and Mathematics (Hons) and History (Hons) in 1964. Subsequently, University of Calcutta granted B.Com. (Pass) and Zoology (Pass) and Botany (Pass) in 1982 and 1983 respectively.In 1985, the education hunger people of undivided Midnapore received the long waiting and most coveted gift Vidyasagar University from UGC as well as Govt. of West Bengal and Garhbeta College became affiliated to the University and the college steadily progressed in all its dimensions of academic sphere.Now the college offers honours in thirteen subjects in arts, science and commerce. Besides, there are three more general subjects, one major vocational course (O.M.S.V.)
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College At A Glance
Date of Establishment: 13-08-1948
Founder Secretary: Late Gobinda Kumar Singha
Campus Area: 22 Acres
Total No.of Students (2018-19): 3925
No.of Departments: 18
No.of Stream: 5
No.of Classroom: 36
No.of Laboratories: 09
No.of Honours Subjects: 13
No.of General Subjects: 17
Full Time Teachers: 35
Boys Hostel (Capacity 70): 1
Girl’s Hostel ( Capacity 100): 1
Central Library: 1
Departmental Library: 10
Student’s Book Bank: 1
The college now offers 14 Honours subjects, 16 General subjects, one Major Course (OMSV) in Arts, Science and Commerce streams and NCTE approved B.P.Ed course.
Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU), a distance learning University is also successfully operating from this college as a study centre. Besides, in the preceding years many developmental programmes have been taken up by the college.
Student willing to get admission in different Honours Subjects/Streams must submit different online application forms.
Students applying both for the Honours and General Courses must submit separate application form. At the time of counseling/admission, a candidate must have to submit self attested copies of following documents.
Infrastructure facilities like well equipped class rooms,two Smart Classrooms have been constructed, four classrooms have been made ready with LCD Projectors,Remedial Coaching,Coaching for Entry-in-Service, library, laboratories, a perfect football ground, basket ball court, volley ball court, kho-kho-field, boy’s hostel, NSS with four units, NCC with two Coys, Firing Ring etc.
All the students of our college are hereby asked to go through the following instructions carefully and follow them strictly
Anti Ragging Cell
Anti-Ragging Sub-Committee has been formed in Garhbeta College with the following senior teaching and Non-teaching faculty members: