Dr Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Hatgobindapur
About Dr Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Hatgobindapur
Dr Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Hatgobindapur was established in the year 1996, Dr Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Hatgobindapur is affiliated to University of Burdwan, Bardhaman
Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta was born on 4th September, 1880. He is the younger brother of Swami Vivekananda. He is popularly known for his active involvement in Bengal Renaissance and ultimately he became a dedicated nationalist. He was influenced by the writings of Garibaldi and Karl Marx and later on he joined the All India Revolutionary Society. Every time Dr. Dutta expressed his revolutionary consciousness in his writings in the weekly Jugantar and Sonar Bangla, a Manifesto for which he was imprisoned by the British. At the end of his prison term he sailed to America and after graduating from the New York University in 1912, he obtained his Masters’ degree from the Brown University in 1914.When he visited many countries of Southern Europe in 1915, he came across other Indian revolutionaries and was elected the Secretary of the Berlin Committee for the period: 1916-1918. Both revolutionary and academic activities were carried on simultaneously. He obtained his Ph.D degree after an intensive research in the discipline of sociology and anthropology in Humburg University in 1923. He wrote a number of books which included among others Indian Social System (3 volumes), Dialectics of Hindu Ritualism and Agony of the Age, etc. In India Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta was passionately involved in championing the cause of farmers and agricultural workers. Once he was the President of Bengal Provincial Kisan Sabha and after then he was twice elected president of All India Trade Union Congress. Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta dedicated his entire life for the cause of socio-economic advancement of the rural poor and the under-privileged until his death on 25.12.1961.
Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta’s involvement with Hatgobindapur and its surrounding areas went back to pre-Independence days when he, along with Dr. Jnananjan Guhaniyogi, organized “Lantern Lectures” and established schools, libraries and clubs in the area, all in order to bring about the much-needed socio-economic development of the residents. In 1933 he hoisted the flag during the Bardhaman Kisan Sabha at Hatgobindapur and presided over the Annual general meeting of Hatgobindapur Bani Mandir Pathagar in 1948. In 1983, a mass meeting was held at Mangobinda Chowdhury High School, Hatgobindapur, with Dr. Ram Narayan Dutta in the chair and a concrete decision was taken to establish a college at Hatgobindapur that would not only be instrumental in spreading of higher education in the region but also be commemorative of Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta and his achievements.
Thereafter, Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya was established on 10.09.1996 and the institution has enjoyed, since its inception, the patronage of such eminent personalities like Late Binoy Krishna Chowdhury, Minister-in-charge, Deptt. of Land & Revenue, Govt. of West Bengal. Sri Buddhadev Bhattacharya, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal, Sri Nirupam Sen, Minister-in-charge, Deptt. of Industrial Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal, Sri Nisith Adhikari, former Minister-in-charge, Deptt. of Law and Judiciary, Govt. of West Bengal, Sri Somnath Chatterjee, Hon’ble speaker, Loksabha, Sri Ram Narayan Goswami, Ex-M.P, Dr. Sudhir Roy, Ex-M.P., Prof. Amit Kr. Mallick, Hon’ble vice chancellor, Burdwan University, Prof. Bharati Mukherjee, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharat University, Kolkata, Chittatosh Mukhopadhyay, former Chief Justice, Mumbai and Kolkata High Court, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Dr. Bela Dasgupta, Dr. Subrata Gupta, District Magistrate, Burdwan et. al.
Dr.Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya ,
District - Burdwan,
West Bengal, India
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