Established in the year 1963, the college is affiliated to the University of Calcutta and is NAAC Re-accredited with B+ (2016). New Alipore College believes in inclusivity of all and strives to make quality education accessible to all irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and economic status. The college headed by the Hon’ble Principal Dr Jaydeep Sarangi has a vision – INCLUDE, IGNITE & INNOVATE. These three pillars form the structure that holds the college together. The college is also committed for the well-being of its immediate locality.
Honorable Minister of State, Shri Aroop Biswas is our Governing Body President heading a team of Governing Body Members, Dr Abhijit Majumder, DR Kallol Paul, Dr Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Dr Lapita Sarkar, Dr Diptendu Chatterjee, Dr Avijit Paul, Dr Samyabrata Das, Sri Soumya Kanta Sarkar and Sri Nilesh Mahato (Student’s Representative).
The college has a number of notable alumnus who have left a mark in their specific fields. An alumni body was recently formed. Hon’ble Minister Shri Aroop Biswas, Mayor-in Council Member, Shri Debashish Kumar, Mayor of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Smt Krishna Chakraborty were students of the college. Eminent personality, Shri Manoj Mitra has been an ex-faculty member of the college.
The college hosts a series of events to give a better value addition to the students and to enrich the staff. Resource persons from all across India and abroad travel to engage with the students. Noted authors, academics, media persons, scientists, philosophers have visited the campus to enhance the skills of the students and staff.
The college has a green campus with a sprawling garden that beautifies the spirit of the institution and those who belong there. The garden has a huge display of seasonal flowers and more. Oranges bloom in our backyard. The vertical garden spread across the walls of the buildings have been a highlight, with leading daily newspaper Eyi Samay writing an article on the campus. The campus has a number of fruit trees and has recently been successful in cultivating edible mushrooms. The college has a 60 kilo volt capacity of solar power generation in the campus itself. With this, the college is striving towards a more sustainable and cleaner form of energy. In the long run the college plans to build a capacity of solar power that can sustain its electricity needs. The college also harvests rain water to counter the problems of shrinking underground water level in the city.
Students of the college have become successful in academics and extracurricular activities. Apart from winning the prestigious University of Calcutta Shield in Football, the students excel in every activity they participate in. The students have scored brilliantly in their academic pursuits over the years with students securing First Class and even achieving University Positions in academic results of the curriculum. Students of the college have excelled in further higher education too, with many of them joining academics themselves. Some of our professors have been students of the college themselves.
We have a poster free campus and a student’s council that is there to support the students in every activity of college. The Student’s Council organize many social outreach programs like Blood donation camps themselves and host a series of cultural events including the Annual Social.
The college believes in building an inclusive community around it. For this the different departments of the college take up social outreach programs as a part of their curriculum. The students engage in large numbers to be a part of this and help build a better society. The Department of Journalism, Political Science, Education, English, being pioneers in creating and continuing Social Outreach campaigns for the entire year.
New Alipore College runs an NCC wing attached to 1 Bengal BN N.C.C (COY1/3A) lead by NCC Officer Lt Gobindalal Mandal (Assistant Professor of Mathematics). The cadets regularly engage in multiple activities and are a part of Youth Exchange Programs. The college also has a NSS unit under the University of Calcutta and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India. The program is lead by Program Officer Dr Mohsina Iqbal (Assistant Professor of Botany). About 100 volunteers are enrolled every year in this unit. The NSS unit does a commendable job with multiple events serving the society.
The college has a digitized library with online public access catalogue. The library provides access to subscribed and open access resources through the digital library service. The college library is enriched with a large number of books, journals, magazines, text and reference materials. A number of programs have been developed by the college library to engage with the community and promote inclusivity. The library provides reading facility to neighboring schools and colleges.
The college has engaged in MoUs with other academic institutions and organizations to facilitate exchange of resources. A number of activities are organized every year with MoU partners. Students and teacher exchange programs help create a synergy with other organizations. The students are regularly mentored for their academic and psychological growth. All issues and problems are addressed. Every student is assigned a mentored to track the development of each candidate.
Every Saturday yoga classes are organized by World Yoga Society. Physiotherapy classes are organized once every month by a govt employed therapist. Soul awakening sessions by Swami Vedaswarupananda from Institute of Culture , Golpark help the students counter the stress of everyday life.
New Alipore College is not just focused on Academic Excellence but harps on the need to create better citizens who can live and contribute to global society.