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INFRASTRUCTURE
 
 
  • Spacious, airy and well-lit classrooms in a four-storied building equipped with adequate furniture and other necessary arrangements required for audio-visual presentations.
  • Audio-visual teaching aids like, overhead projector, slide projector, laptop, handy cam, computer, scanner and printer, etc are available for use.
  • A computer centre exclusively for serving the requirements of the students.
  • College library (central library, seminar library, staff room library, and UGC book bank) with a rich collection of books, journals and periodicals.
  • A modern office with a pool of efficient and cooperative employees.
  • A laboratory and a departmental library exclusively for the students of geography.
  • A huge and well-kept reading room to serve a large number of students at a time.
  • A well-maintained auditorium for conducting seminar, workshop etc.
  • A large canteen where foods are available at a subsidized rate is run by the college to cater the needs of the students.
  • A play ground and two common rooms (one for boys and another for girls) for the use of the students.
  • A cheap store for getting books and study materials at a concessional rate.
  • Purified drinking water and well-maintained lavatories in each floor of the college building.
  • A high-power electricity generator as a standby option in case of power cut.
 
 
PEDAGOGY
 
 

The driving force of the college teaching-learning process is to go beyond simple chalk and talk. Besides classroom lectures, audio-visual presentations are also arranged to make the learning process enjoyable. Educational tours are conducted by the college every year. The students are encouraged to write reports on their respective educational excursions and the reports are often published in the departmental journals. Departmental seminars are organized where experts are invited for presentations. Students’ seminars are also organized where the students are encouraged to make presentations. Education fairs and career fairs are also organized by the college to expand their vista of knowledge.

 
 
EVALUATION
 
 

Continuous evaluation in the form of question - answer session at the end of the class is given the top most priority in the day to day classes. While lecturing, relevant questions are also flung in the class and the students are asked to respond.  Besides these continuous assessments, various tests are conducted as per the University of Calcutta guidelines. The college examination routine is framed giving the students sufficient time for their preparation. Based on the performance of the students at the various college examinations and fulfillment of other criteria, the students are finally declared eligible to appear for the university examination.

 
 
RESEARCH AND PROPROGRAMME
 
 

The University Grants Commission has approved research projects for the college based on the submission of application by the faculty of the college. Besides research projects, the college conducts Consumer Awareness Programmes in collaboration with the Department of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal.

 
 
UGC – NETWORK RESOURCE CENTRE
 
 

To create awareness among staff and students about the use of computer in various activities like administration, finance, examination and research, the college is managing a network resource centre financed by the UGC.

 
 
REMEDIAL CLASS
 
 

The University Grants Commission is financing this college to conduct a programme on special remedial classes for the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and religious minority students coming from the non-creamy layers of the society. Classes are held on a regular basis and no fees are charged from the students. Books are provided to the needy students at free of cost. Apart from this special group of students, general students can also avail this facility of remedial classes at a very low fee.

 
 
TRAINING CENTRE (FOR ENTRY INTO SERVICES)
 
 
A programme to train the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and religious minority students, coming from the non-creamy layers of the society is run by this college to enable them to get entry into the services. Generally this training is imparted by the resource persons of renowned external agencies. This programme is financed by the University Grants Commission and as a result, no fees are collected from the students. Books are provided to the needy students.  General students are to pay a nominal fee for availing this training facility. 
 
 
ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL COUNSELLING
 
 
Teachers participate in formal academic counselling and informal personal counselling. Even parents or guardians of students are called up for counselling in personal academic matters, if required. Students can meet the teachers at a specific time for informal academic counselling on subjects, like, discussion on choice of subjects, effective study skills, higher-educational and career goals etc. In this way, the college supports the students to achieve their desired objectives.
 
 
COMPUTER CENTRE
 
 

This college has a computer centre with internet facilities where students and faculty members are given free access. Such facility is available during the college hours only.

 
 
GAMES AND SPORTS
 
 
This college has gained a special standing in the field of Games and Sports over the years. The college bags the university prizes in the field of football, cricket and rowing etc. almost every year. The college has a small playground where the students practice football, cricket, basketball and volleyball and in addition, they practice football and cricket in the nearby public playgrounds and practice swimming and rowing in the nearby Dhakuria Lakes. For indoor games, table-tennis board and carrom boards are also available in the students’ common room. To encourage the players, the college authority provides sports materials, blazers and jersey etc. to the outstanding performers in sports and games as incentive. It spends a sizable amount of funds every year for the development of the games & sports. Intra-college games, competitions comprising football, cricket and indoor games are organized every year in a jovial ambience.
 
 
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
 
   
‘Anubhav’, a college magazine, is published with a combined endeavour of college staff and students. The college encourages students to participate in cultural programmes within and outside the college campus. The annual cultural fest, ‘Prayas’, ‘‘Freshers’ Welcome’’, debate, dance, drama, music, quiz competition and various cultural programmes are organized either in the college auditorium or in the college ground and sometimes in the public auditorium.
 
 
EXTENTION ACTVITIES
 
 
The college is involved in extension activities such as conducting classes at the adult education and literacy centre, community development programmes at old age homes and at children’s orphanages, environment awareness programmes, medical camps, cancer and AIDS awareness programmes etc. These multidimensional activities help the students to keep themselves informed about the world outside and to be aware of the problems of the society in general.
 
 
CONCESSIONS, STIPENDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
 
Prafulla Chandra College is always generous to make its educational services available to the lower income groups by providing financial concessions. The Students’ Aid Fund is utilized to give financial assistance to the deserving students for the purpose of purchasing books, other necessaries and for payment of the college dues. Government stipends for the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and religious minority students and scholarships from the college fund are also awarded to the deserving students of the college. Students in need of concession should apply to the Teacher–in-Charge of the college. Applications for concession or free studentship are considered, on production of necessary authentic documents and fulfillment of other criteria laid down by the college authority.
 
 
COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
 
 

Every student is free to contact any teacher or administrative staff of the college within the college hours to communicate any aspect concerning the study and campus related issues. The teachers and the administrative staff pay attention with a very sensitive mind to the students’ views and try to solve their problems. Besides, a box has been kept in front of the office for communicating the grievances and suggestions of the students.

 
 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
 
 
The alumni of the college promote fellowship and maintain contact among former students, former teachers and non-teaching staff. A good number of members of the alumni are well-established in different walks of life and the college is proud of them. The various extension activities undertaken by the college are executed with whole hearted support and co-operation.
 
 
STUDENTS’ UNION
 
 

The college has a students’ union, an elected representative body, of all the students. The Teacher-in-Charge is the ex-officio President of the students’ union. Games, sports, debate, dance, drama, music, quiz competition and various cultural programmes are organized and participated by the students. They also take part in the decision making process of the college. Representation of the students in the various committees of the college has been very helpful in identifying the needs of students and also in prompt redressing of grievances. Consequently, emerging healthy student-staff relationship enriches the campus environment.

 
 
ST. JOHN’S AMBULANCE DIVISION
 
 

The college in collaboration with St. John’s Ambulance division inculcates civil awareness among the students through presentations in environmental awareness, adult literacy, and medical camps etc. Practical first-aid programmes are also organized by them periodically.

 
 
NCC OPEN UNIT
 
 

The students of Prafulla Chandra College are also associated with National Cadet Corps (NCC). They take up various socially relevant programmes on a regular basis.

 
 

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NAAC) Re-ACCREDITATION – AN OUTLINE

 
 

As a part of the continuous quest for preserving the rich legacy and for ensuring the quality education, Prafulla Chandra College completed the 2nd cycle of assessment and accreditation process executed by the NAAC Peer Team led by Prof. A. K. Singh, former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. S. B. Negi as member coordinator and member respectively. The Peer Team visited the college from 26th of September to 28th of September, 2016. The departmental teachers, administrators, students, office staff, members of the governing body, alumni and other support service staff demonstrated their natural flair for academic, administrative and as well as extra-curricular activities of the college and impressed the NAAC Peer Team making the whole process of assessment and accreditation more lively and meaningful. In the Exit Meeting, the Peer Team paid respect to the sanctity of the college once established by the Brahmo Samaj Education Society and appreciated the enthusiastic effort of all stakeholders of the college to ensure quality in every aspect of college life and also offered their valuable suggestions to improve the quality of education and facilities that the college offered to its students. The college was subsequently graded B+ by NAAC.

 
 
 
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