Located in the remote southern section of the district of 24 PGS(S), our institution, since its inception in the year1965, has had to grapple with challenges which are both geographical, territorial and socio financial in nature.
It is the unique topography of this entire region, otherwise known as the ‘Sundarbans’, that is responsible for critical climatic conditions and weather patterns that have manifested themselves through terrible cyclones and unremitting rainfall during the monsoons both of which regularly cause massive floods and widespread destruction of life and property in this region.
Sundarban Mahavidyalaya has had to operate from within these irreplaceable circumstances, and yet has continued to play a crucial role in educating the so cioeconomically underprivileged section of this area.A substantial majority of our students are first generation learners and specifically during the post COVID situation, worsened by the ravages that the rampaging Amphan and Yaas cyclones and the ensuing flood have left, the local economy has been irretrievably damaged for the foreseeable future.
Keeping in view the financial realities of the local communities as they’ve had to deal with forces elemental in nature, our institution has always been particular ly lenient in asking for fees from students to considerable detriment of our infrastructural capabilities that constantly require refurbishment.
Despite a pronounced absence of much needed funds from sources like MHRD, the college has expanded itself incrementally, in little, painful strides. Academic excellence has always been the driving force of our institution, and during the pandemic induced comprehensive lockdown, we’ve continued with regular online classes along with necessary material sharing mecha nisms while ensuring that students are always on the same page.
Our focal point has always been comprehensive development of the students’ potential and therefore we’ve been extremely successful with outreach programmes particularly by the NSS and NCC unit of the college. T he NCC corps and NSS volunteers have worked tirelessly, and these impactful relief efforts have been planned and spearheaded by our own faculty.
What we take pride in are not only our extremely cooperative and capable faculties, Governing Body and Non teaching staff , we are equally proud of our students and students’ representatives who are as dear to us as we are to them.