St Paul's Cathedral Mission College

Located at the heart of the city and within the shortest distance from the academic hub of Kolkata, St Paul's Cathedral Mission College is an institution which requires little introduction. Established in 1864 by the CMS (Church Missionary Society) the College has witnessed, as well as involved itself in, upheavals and movements not only in the academic sphere, but also in the socio-political history of Kolkata and India. The CMS itself was established in 1799 with the primary objective of improving systems of education. Along with Friends of The Society in India, it took on the noble responsibility of creating a healthy method of Higher Education among the populace. This led to the foundation of a College at 25 Sookeas Street (now known as Kailash Bose Street) in a rented house. In January 1865 the College became the 'Cathedral Mission College'. The journey began with 193 students and 6 teaching staff. It was in July 1908 when the college was shifted to its present location (33/1, Amherst Street). Before this the College operated for a short period from the now Corporation building on Surya Sen Street. Within 6 years St Paul's C.M. College was awarded affiliation by University of Calcutta and from then on the College has kept up its high standards and has been blessed with the august presence of many eminent figures, among who were Rabindranath Tagore and Subhash Chandra Bose.
After the departure of the CMS, the College came under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Calcutta of the CNI (Church of North India). The Diocese is the owner and sole beneficiary of all the College buildings and all the land. St Paul's C.M. College had obtained the status of Minority Educational Institution within the meaning of Article 30 of the Constitution of India.Although area-wise the college is distinctive compared to its cramped neighbourhood - enjoying a remarkable amount of free space, the College deliberately remains one of the smaller ones as far as roll-strength is concerned. With approximately 1200 students along with around 100 (teaching and non-teaching) staff members - the College can afford to give ample breathing and moving space for the young learners, who, being young developing adults needs space as much as instruction, to grow into mature and responsible citizens. This 'smallness' is one of the assets of the College as it allows an amount of familiarity which indeed has been instrumental in the creation of the closely knit St Paul's College 'Family'.

St Paul's C. M. College
Continuing with the mission of the founding fathers the College maintains, in the traditional Christian way of love and charity, the aim of creating not merely machines for the job market but young men and women who shine with enlightenment as well as erudition. For this purpose formal classroom teaching is accompanied by regular sports activities, a gymnasium for physical exercise, career awareness programmes, regular academic seminars, as well as social awareness programmes. It is with pride and honour the College remembers the past, and with determination and fortitude looks forward to a future the brightness of which is not merely a hope, but an assurance.

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Teaching Staff Department of Bengali * Dr. Sk. Makbul Islam, M.A., Ph.D. (Head of the Department) * Sri Binayak Bhattacharyya, M.A. * Sri Pritish Kr Mondal, M.A., M.Phil * Sri Sarasij Sengupta, M.A. Department of Hindi * Sri Kamalesh K. Pandey, M.A., M.Phil (Head of the Department) * Sri V.S. Mishra, M.A. (Part-Time) Department of English * Sri Siddhartha Biswas, M.A. (Head of the Department) * Dr. Ajanta Paul, M.A., Ph.D. * Sri Kaushik K. Sarbadhikari, M.A. * Dr. Anasuya (Ghosh) Bhar, M.A., Ph.D. * Sm. Chaitali Maitra, M.A., M.Phil (Part-Time) Department of History * Sm. Anamitra Sarkar, M.A., M.Phil (Head of the Department) * Sm. Mousumi Mukherjee, M.A. * Sri Santanu Banerjee, M.A., M.Phil * Sm. Sutapa Rani Dasgupta, M.A. Department of Philosophy * Dr. Bijan Biswas, M.A., P.R.S., Ph.D. (Head of the Department) * Sm. Susmita Bose, M.A. * Sm. Anindita Mukherjee, M.A., M.Phil (Part-Time) Department of Political Science * Sri Gautam Banerjee, M.A. (Head of the Department) * Dr. Aninda Banerjee, M.A., Ph.D * Sm. Payel Sen, M.A. (Part-Time) Department of Sociology * Sm. Madhumita Guha, M.A. (Part-Time) Department of Economics * Dr. Indrani Banerjee, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Head of the Department) * Sri Shirshendu Mukherjee, M.Sc., M.Phil Department of Physics * Dr. Ruma Sengupta, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Head of the Department) * Dr. Mrinal Kanti Chakrabarti, M.Sc., Ph.D * Sri Sudipta Midday, M.Sc. * Dr Nandini Ray, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Sri Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, M.Sc., M.Tech. * Dr. Amitava Sil, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Sri Sabyasachi Mahapatra, M.Sc. * Sri Subrata Majumdar, B.Sc. Department of Chemistry * Dr. Harsha Bardhan Karak, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Head of the Department) * Dr. Anil Kr Barik, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Dr. Ankan Sanyal, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Dr. Biswajit Pal, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Dr. Joydeep Gangopadhyay, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Dr. Kalyan Kr Mandal, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Sri Kaushik Basu, M.Sc. * Dr. Ranjan Kr Maiti (Hony.) Department of Mathematics * Sri Subhendu Kanjilal, M.Sc. (Head of the Department) * Dr. Anuradha Sarkar, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Dr. Amar Kumar Banerjee, M.Sc., Ph.D. * Sri Aninda Dey, M.Sc., M.Phil. (On Lien) * Sri Soumyadip Chandra, M.Sc. (Part-Time) Department of Statistics * Sm. Piyali Dutta Chowdhury, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sri Rajiv Pakhira, M.Sc. (Part-Time) Department of Micro-biology * Sri Debashis Monda, M.Sc. (Head of the Department) * Sri Dipamoy Dutta, M.Sc. * Sm. Aparna Chakraborty, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sri Amlan Das, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sri Anirban Mukherjee, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sri Abhishek Das, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sm. Debjani Pal M.Sc. (Part-Time) Department of Zoology * Sm. Papia Datta, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sm. Payel Chatterjee, M.Sc. (Part-Time) Department of Physiology * Sri Rajib Mukherjee, M.Sc. (Part-Time) * Sm. Rituparna Ghosh, M.Sc. (Part-Time)
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Library Gymnasium Play Ground Counselling UGC Resource Network Medical Unit and Counseling Centre The College has its own Medical Unit and Psychological Counseling Cell, where any member of the College can check up their health and get medical advice. Students are also offered psychological counseling by professional psychologists/psychiatrists who are associated with the College on an ‘On Call’ basis. The College has staff members trained in counseling. The Medical Unit has organized various Social Outreach programmes like free distribution of medicine and free check-up for the financially weak. In all these activities the students have been an integral part.
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