LIBRARY AND READING ROOM
The college library is accommodated in a spacious area on the ground floor. It is well furnished and equipped with a rich collection of twenty one thousand books on different subjects. The Library sub-committee looks after its proper Seminar Libraries attached to and run by every Advanced Department under the direct guidance of the teachers concerned. The collection of books comprises both text and reference books and some journals.
The Reading Room can accommodate some seventy five students at a time. The morning section of the College has separate Library which is looked after and run efficiently both by library staff and students of that section. The most striking feature of the Morning Section Library is that the students themselves voluntarily donate their Library Caution Money deposits towards annual purchase of books. There is also ample provision for daily issue of books which students can avail themselves of studying in the Reading Room annexed to the main Library. The library functions on all working days except Saturdays.
The college has an N.C.C. Unit under 39, Bengal Battalion N.C.C. usually under the charge of an earned, a lot of reputation in the country.
THE PAINTERS' FORUM:
The painter's forum set up at the initiative of the students provides opportunity to those seeking self-expression through painting. This has come to occupy an important place in cultural life of the institution.
Established a few years back the Science Club of the College under the direct guidance of the teachers seeks to develop scientific outlook among the students through symposium, talks and demonstrations. Eminent scientists, scholars and teachers of the country are invited to address the students to create among them interest in the latest developments in the field of science and technology.
Elaborate arrangements exist for both indoor and outdoor games and sports. The institution being a co-educational one, there is a separate Girls' Common Room equipped with all facilities of indoor games. The Annual Sports events are held every year in the college at which a large number of teachers, non-teaching staff and students participate, thereby fostering the spirit of corporate living. Football, Cricket, Table-tennis and Caram are some of the most popular games encouraged among the students. The College participates in most of the games, sports and tournaments conducted by the University.
CULTURAL PROGRAMME OF THE NON-TEACHING STAFF:
An important feature of the college is that every year
non-teaching staff members organize a cultural programme when they
felicitate both the teaching and non-teaching staff members of the
college on their retirement.
The students union is an important segment of the college, committed to students' welfare and maintaining a healthy atmosphere in the college. Representatives from different classes and office bearers of the Union and elected annually by the general body of the students through secret ballot. The activities of the Union include holding of fresher welcome, annual cultural function, debate, recitation and music competitions, publication of magazine and wall-papers, sports etc. The students union is also closely associated with the administrative activities of the College and run according to democratic norms. The students' union has its own constitution approved by the College Government Body.
The college publishes an annual magazine, named 'SPANDAN'. It contains a rich collection of poems, short stories and articles contributed by teachers and students alike. The students' Union plays a big role in seeing through its publication.
STUDENTS' HEALTH HOME:
All bonafide students of the college are members of the Students' Health Home on the basis of universal membership. A nominal amount of money is collected from every student as membership fee at the commencement of each session.
CHEAP CANTEEN / CHEAP STORE:
The college maintains a cheap canteen
and a cheap store for the benefit of the students. Food, snacks and
tea are available from the newly constructed spacious canteen at
subsidized rates. The canteen provides opportunity to the students
for informal meets, discussions and talks.
The students can purchase books from the cheap store situated in the premises of the main building at reasonable discount.
S.C. / S.T. STIPENDS:
Stipends are given to students belonging to Scheduled Caste / Tribe families and these are distributed according to rules and conditions prescribed by the Central / State Governments. In such cases production of Scheduled Caste / Tribe certificates is a must in order to authenticate their eligibility and bonafide.
The institution maintains an academic calendar prepared by the departments concerned. It outlines the courses and curriculum to be completed in each term, there being two terms in the college corresponding to two examination schedules, namely Annual and Test examinations during each course of study. Besides, Half yearly examination is conducted by the college usually in December-January in the first term.
STUDENTS' AID FUND:
The college has always endeavoured to make its education service available to students coming from low income group of families by given generous concessions and monetary help to them in consideration of their merit and pecuniary conditions. The Aid Fund Committee is entrusted with the task of selecting deserving candidates and disbursement of money under the direct authority of the Principal. Every student has contribute an amount of Rs. 3/- each session to the Aid Fund.
Students are encouraged to undertake educational tours to important place of interest every year. These tours not only provide the students of different courses an opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge of the curriculum they prepare but also to enable them to familiarize themselves with the socio-economic and cultural life of the people of our land.
Departmental excursions are a special feature of the composite life of the College.
Students should take great care to look up the Notice Board on coming to or on leaning the college. No excuse will be entertained, notices on the Board are ignored.
REMEMBERING THE GREAT / OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL DAYS:
Celebrations of the birth anniversaries of national leaders including that of Dinabandhu Andrews are held by the college every year. Students enthusiastically participate in them in large numbers through elaborate programme of songs, recitals, literary writings and speeches. National days and Independence Day, Republic Day, University Foundation Day etc. are observed with due solemnity.
DINABANDHU ANDREWS COLLEGE COMPUTER CENTER:
The college has established a computer center in the premises of its Annex building (First floor) since 1994. Functioning with the technical assistance of the Institute of Computer Engineers (India) and managed by the academic committee headed by the Principal, Dr. Somnath Mukhopadhyay, M.Sc., Ph. D. as the Chairperson.
This centre have been recognized by NIELIT formerly DOEACC Society (a scheme of DOE, Govt. of India & AICTE) for some specific courses. NIELIT qualifications are recognized by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Major Public Sector Undertaking, Banks, State Government etc. for recruitment at appropriate levels.
Beside this, this centre is also recognized by Directorate of Employment, Govt. of West Bengal and provides some job oriented modular computer certificate courses. Successful candidates are awarded appropriate certificates by this Centre.
An important facet of the development
and expansion programme of the college is reflected in providing
necessary permission for opening of a study center of INDIRA GANDHI
NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU Study Centre – 2814) in the premises
of the Annex Building since 1996. The centre is under the management
of the co-ordinator, Dr. Tarun kumar Gupta.
Counseling sessions are regularly held on Saturdays and Sundays. This study centre is running about 30 courses including MBA, BCA, CIC, Tourism Studies, BA, B.Sc., B.Com.,PG Diploma in rural development, PG DIBO, environmental studies, certificate in Nutrition, Teaching in English and many other courses are related to Women's Empowerments programmes.
ARSENIC SURVEY CENTER:
The college has developed an "Arsenic Survey Centre" for estimating Arsenic Contamination in the drinking water of various part of South 24 Parganas District and its vicinity. The above named laboratory was established in collaboration with Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha, South 24 Parganas District Unit and D.S.T., Govt. of West Bengal. The prime object of establishment of such a laboratory in the college premises is to train our student and volunteers of the various local organizations to generate mass awareness relating to the ill effects of arsenic exposure and it's remedial measures.
VTP (Vocational Training Provider:
Provides 120 hours basic Computer training (Computer Fundamentals, MS-Office & Internet). The admission should start from 06/04/2009 between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm. Educational Qualification - class X pass, Course fee - Rs. 1000/-.
The college proposes to introduced post graduate studies in Chemistry, Microbiology and Commerce.
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