It is always challenging and exciting to be in charge of a new endeavour. The Government General Degree College, Kalna I (GGDCK), is a fledgling institution that started in 2015, and is now on the road to success with its group of young, energetic and dedicated teachers. From this point it can only reach greater heights.
Affiliated to the Burdwan University, the College aims to reach a wider student belt and make available coveted government facilities to its students. It has most modern educational amenities, such as state-of-the-art laboratories, smart classrooms and a well-stocked library with OPAC. The teaching learning activities of the college strictly adhere to the methodologies of Education 3.0, such as flipped learning and blended learning methods along with an extensive use of ICTs.
The college aims for holistic development of its students and offers facilities for indoor and outdoor games. It has a good playground for the purpose. Students also have the opportunities to contribute directly to society through the NSS unit of the College. Students are also increasingly encouraged to organise and participate in cultural activities and intra-college interactive sessions.
The mission of continuous improvement and the aim towards excellence prevail in the vision of the College and its systematic implementation starts with the formation of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). The Cell serves the function of monitoring, facilitating and assuring quality education and has been a vehicle of improvement and progress for the institution. It aims to harness all the resources of the College in order to ensure that every department becomes a centre of excellence in future.
The medieval town of Kalna, steeped in history, has a strategic location on the west bank of the Bhagirathi. It is accessible to people of the Bardhaman region, as well as those of Nadia, across the river and the college caters to these wide areas. Hence, notwithstanding the presence of the older Kalna College in the vicinity, this institution has a steady inflow of students, and provides a much needed alternative to the young learners of the place. With its continuously expanding scope, the Government General Degree College, Kalna I, envisions on playing a significant role in the rapidly developing town, by offering new opportunities and imparting all-round education to the predominantly first-generation learners from the semi-urban and rural belt. Our ambition is to nurture them into proficient global citizens. To achieve this, GGDCK judiciously mixes the culture of rural and semi-urban Bengal with the pace and technology of the modern world, to create an atmosphere perfectly conducive to academic pursuit. The college also plans to undertake future projects that would contribute to the social and cultural uplift of the neighbourhood.
I am certain that our vision of imparting holistic education and creating life-long learners would be fulfilled through our mission of plumbing and garnering the potentials of this region, and with the might of the collective, the college will soar the heights of success.
Prof. (Dr.) Krishnendu Dutta
Government General Degree College, Kalna I