|City||Purulia, West Bengal, India|
|Phone||03252 222416 / 228744|
JK College, Purulia was established in the year 1948,
J. K. College being the premier institution of the district in the field of higher education, it behoves us to become the beacon light of learning in the district, and constantly create and protect the ambience of search for truth and knowledge. The mission of the College is 'Pursuit of Knowledge',both theoretical and applied,technical and spiritual, both within and outside the institution.
Founded on the 22nd July, 1948, Jagannath Kishore College (popularly known as J.K.College) started purely as a small private college in the then district of Manbhum, Bihar. The college has since been the premier educational institute in the remotest and most constrained district of Purulia in the State of West Bengal. It was named after Jagannath Kishore Lal Singh Deo of Kashipur upon the largesse of whose widow Smt. Gokul Kumari Devi it came into being and subsequently sustained by the whole-hearted and generous contribution of several other local people. It is worthwhile to recollect here that as early as in 1948, the amount of Gokul Kumari’s donation stood at Rs. 1,00,000! Spanning over an area of approximately 22 acres of land, the college was recognized as a Govt. aided institution in 1951, taken over as a sponsored college by the Govt. of West Bengal in 1963 and duly recognized by the UGC in 1972 under section 2f of the UGC Act.
Starting with affiliation up to Intermediate in Arts, the college started its classes first in a room provided by the local Union Club, Purulia. Later on, the holding of classes had to be moved to a local library – Haripada Sahitya Mandir, where the then organisers provided us with a hall for the purpose. As the number of students escalated, the college had to move further in search of a new space, and the Purulia Zilla School came forward with magnanimous help. For quite some time, classes were held in the Muslim Hostel and the Hall of the school. The admiration and the reverence that the college still cherishes towards these three institutions is really beyond the power of words to express. Ultimately, however, it was not until 1953 that the college could have a building of its own. The child that began toddling in 1948 is now a mature man of 55 years who can look back with pride as well as with self-criticism at what it could achieve and what it could not. Having crossed its Golden Jubilee, the college is still untiring in its mission of spreading knowledge, catering to the students of backward and tribal communities, and holding high the beacon light of higher education in the district.
At present, the college operates in three shifts – Morning, Day & Evening, and offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Science & Commerce. The mobility, the resourcefulness and the advancement of the Institution are reflected in the introduction of Post-Graduate course in Mathematics, and Honours courses in Microbiology (self-financing) and Sanskrit in the last two years. Applications have also been made for affiliation in Honours in Computer Science and Geography.The approach towards horizontal mobility is another distinguishing feature of the college, which finds concrete expression in the introduction and effective running of IGNOU study Centre.
P.O. & Dist. Purulia
Pin : 723 101,
Phone : 03252 222416 / 228744
Fax : 03252 228744
JK College, Purulia offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
JK College, Purulia offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
JK College, Purulia offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
JK College, Purulia offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
List of facilities available at JK College, Purulia for students.
JK College, Purulia