Welcome to Jhargram Raj College
Jhargram Raj College is situated at the town of Jhargram, the District Head Quarters of the newly created District of Jhargram. The area is a place of natural beauty and diverse tribal culture. The college is set amid the serene and verdant forests of primordial trees such as Mahua, Sal, Piasal etc. It has registered a spectacular growth over the years since its inception. In 1949, the young Raja of Jhargram, Raja Sir Narasingha Malla Ugal Sanda Deb,OBE,KBE, at the request of Pramathanath Banerjee, the then Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, made a bequest of Rupees One Lakh in cash and vast tracts of land to set up acollege at Jhargram. The Khaira Professor of Agriculture of the University of Calcutta Dr Pabitra Kumar Sen who was the first principal of the college, helped with the Khaira Endowment Fund.The college was handed over to the Government of West Bengal in 1953.Jhargram Raj College, over time, grew into a hallowed centre of higher learning, offering to the undergraduate students a whole array of subjects from three disciplines of Arts, Commerce and Science. Initially affiliated to the University of Calcutta, the college came under affiliation of Vidyasagar University in 1985. In 2005, the college introduced its first Postgraduate course in Chemistry. Gradually, Postgraduate courses in Zoology and Bengali also came into being from 2006 and 2008, respectively. Different minor and major research projects funded by different government agencies are carried out by the faculty members of various departments of the college. The faculties regularly participate in seminars, workshops etc. and their research papers are regularly published in reputed journals and periodicals.In its seventy-one years of existence, the college has continuously strived to cope with the changes with time and offer better education to its students. A good number of students of the college come from a predominantly rural and tribal background. The mission of the college has been the empowerment of the under-privileged. Jhargram RajCollege boasts beingconsistently successful in its mission.Many of the alumni of the college are at the top positions of various government and non-government organisations. Many are reputed academicians. Many have made names in the field of art, music, literature etc. While the college takes pride in them, it busies itself with the duty of grooming the present students and looks forward to a brighter future for the coming generations. The college welcomes the young aspirants to help them realise their dreams and thereby contribute to our beautiful nation.