Maulana Azad College, Kolkata Review
Maulana Azad College inherits a history of progressive development since December 9,1926, when Islamia College was founded by Lord Lytton, the government of Bengal, as a culmination of sustained efforts of contemporary Muslim leaders like A.K. Fazlul Haq, Syed Nawab Ali chowdhury and sir Abdur Rahim. The object was to promote Islamic learning and general education among Muslims in British India. After independence, the college was renamed as Central Calcutta College and its door were opened to all students irrespective of caste, creed and religion. In 1960 the college was renamed as Maulana Azad College in memory of great National leader and scholar, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. In 1996-97 the college was declared a coeducational institution. The college presents one of the most striking examples of harmonious co-existence amidst plurality of language and culture.
The college is located in the heart of Kolkata at 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata 700013, a short distance from Esplanade, Sealdah, Park Street and College Street. Accessible by both road and metro rail, the college is an attractive choice for students not only from Kolkata and districts of Howrah, Hooghly, 24 Parganas (N) and 24 Parganas (S) but also to students of other districts, states and countries.
The college has been affiliated to the University of Calcutta since the inception. The college functions under the administrative control of the higher education department, Government of West Bengal. The college was accredited by the NAAC in 2007 (B++ category). The college has been awarded as the centre with potential for Excellence (CPE) by the UGC and has received the prestigious DST-FIST aid for a second consecutive time (2005, 2010). In 2011, the college has been recognized as a ‘STAR COLLEGE' by DBT, Govt. of India.
The aim of this college include eminent persons who have made their mark in different spheres of life academic, research, and administration, cultural, sports, politics etc. The college has earned a very good name because of its faculty and it's regarded not only as one of the leading centres of this state's but also in the country.
The college has three storied main building with an impressive hall and two four storied annex buildings which are maintained by P.W.D. the approach road is surrounded by a sprawling garden which is regularly maintained by the P.W.D. and the college staff and there is also sufficient parking space. The building was conferred the status of a heritage building by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Limited accommodation for bonafide male students is arranged in two hostels subject to availability of seats and fulfilment of domiciliary conditions:
Baker Government Hostel, located at 8, Smith Lane, Kolkata 700013, is under the direct administrative control of this college. If provides seats only to the Muslim students who do not have residence in and around Kolkata.
Eden Hindu Hostel, located at 3, Piyari charan sarkar street, Kolkata-700073, which was under the administrative control of Presidency College, but provides a limited number of seats to the students of this college. For girl students, University Hostel facility may be available.
A new annex building of Bekar govt. Hostel has been erected in the name “Banga Bondhu smrity Bhavan" in 2011 to pay tribute to Sk. Mugibur Rahaman, ex president of Bangladesh and ex border of Bekar govt.hostel.
Courses of study
The college offers both undergraduate and post graduate course. Undergraduate are offered in three streams viz. Science, arts and commerce, whereas post graduate course have been offered in the department of zoology under the faculty of science since the season 2000-2001. Post graduate studies have also commenced in the departments of English and Urdu from 2009.
rules and regulation
Irregular attendance, unjustified or unexplained absence, habitual late coming or disobedience may result in the removal of a student from the college.
Attendance for each student in a class will be evaluated on a quarterly basis. In case of student's falls short of the required percentage of attendance after the quarterly inspection, the guardian of the said student will be called to the college and be intimated and repetition of such default will be serious viewed and steps will be taken as mention above. On being absent, a leave letter from the guardian must be submitted to the head of the department.
Use of unfair means and possession of unauthorized material in any examination will leads to suspend the student for the entire academic year.
The teacher's council (consisting of elected teacher members) is a representative body of all the teachers. Different sub comities of the teachers' council assist the principal in various academic and administrative affairs. President: principal (ex officio)
The students union of the college (consisting of elected student members) is a representative body of all the students including the post graduate students. The election to the union is held every year. The union takes the responsibility of publishing magazine, common room activities, social events etc. The college does not recognise any political grouping among the students. President: principal (ex officio)
NSS and NCC
The college has unit's national service scheme (NSS) and national cadet corps (NCC) which are headed by qualified personnel among the teachers. They take up programmes from time to time which are of social relevance particularly to the neighbouring people.
Teacher in charge, NSS: Dr. Dabir Ahmed, department of Urdu, Maulana Azad College.
Teacher in charge, NCC: Dr. S.M. Azhar Alam, departmedepartment of Urdu, Maulana Azad College.
No. Of rooms: twenty six classrooms are allotted for this department, two computer labs, one library, one big seminar hall, two staff rooms and various other office aids rooms are allotted to the college.
The college have a club house at 33, Gorachand Lane near Park circus, Kolkata. Outdoor games like football, cricket and athletics and annual sports are organised by the college every year.
(Including fees for two months)
B.A. (honours) – Rs 527
B.Com. (honours) – Rs 557
B. Sc. (honours) – Rs 647
B.A (General) – Rs 452
(Including fees for twelve months)
M.A. – Rs 1777
M.Sc. – Rs 2257
Maulana Azad College is well known college because the pass out students is spread all over. Maulana Azad college is very reputed in all among the west Bengal not only because of its academics performance but also apart from studies students of different religion are come together and the differences due to the religion is vanish from the minds of the students. All the facility like lodging, sports, library,Faculty,good environment for studies and many other facility which a student is require for the betterment of their future is available in this college's campus.