Raja Rammohan Roy



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Rammohan College owes its origin to City College, Calcutta which is one of the oldest first grades College in West Bengal. It was founded in 1881 by a band of patriotic and selfless Bramo leaders like Ananda Mohan Bose, Pandit Sivnath Sastri and Umesh Chandra Dutta. Rastraguru Surendranath Banerjee tater joined the College as teacher. Upto 1961 City College had a women’s Department in morning which has separa.csstely affiliated in 1961 to the Calcutta University and renamed as Rammohan College.

The aim of College according to the founders, is to promote the cause of education in its highest and widest sense, to make education a comprehensive training of the mind, heart and body, and founded on theistic basis conductive to the good of man and glory of God.

The College is open to all female students irrespective of race, creed or caste. It has record of brilliant result. The college located at 102/1, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata-700 009. It is one of the city group College administered by Brahmo Samaj Society, a registered Society, constituted by the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, Calcutta.

Rammohan College has recently acquired the heritage building at 85A, 85B, 85C and 85D Raja Rammohan Sarani which was once the family residence of Raja Rammohan Roy, and his descendants. A memorial courses especially for women will be housed here under autonomous body of management at the ancestral house.

A new science building for Rammohan College is also under construction next to the heritage building. The ground floor and the first and second floor of this building are complete and some classes are being held there since the Academic year. The College received possession of plot nos. 85B, C&D, Raja Rammohan Sarani, kolkata- 700 009 on the 4th August, 2005 from the First Land Acquisition Collector, Calcutta. Execution and registration of the deed by West Bengal Government in favour of the college will prepare a plan for construction of College building on those premises too.

Objectives and New Vistas
The principal objective of this college is to enlighten girls joining the college with knowledge merged with career-oriented, need-based education. Educating women from every sector of society with special emphasis on the poor, subjugated, downtrodden women is the aim of our college. To reach this goal the modus operandi adopted is a dynamic, all-pervasive teaching-learning process. Special care is taken to achieve, discipline and supreme academic excellence. A proper socio-cultural background is necessary for the growing of any individual and the college tries to provide the same to its maximum capability.

Through arrangement of various income-generating training programmes, workshops etc. the college also tries to help the students to qualify themselves towards need-based, self employment and other job-oriented pursuits. As one of the foremost reputed Kolkata colleges, imparting undergraduate education in science, humanities and commerce, the college, in order to meet the changing demand of new educational trends, intends to open several vocational training course tuned towards this need of economy based job oriented learning system. Some new general, honours and P.G courses are also intended to be opened. Currently weightage has been given on Communicative English as general subject in undergraduate course and Physiology as postgraduate course.

Netaji Subhas Open University Study and Examination Centre is about to start in the college.

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