Chandrakona Vidyasagar Mahavidyalaya

Chandrakona Town, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal - 721 201
Chandrakona Vidyasagar Mahavidyalaya
College History

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

Chandrakona was a fourishing place in the 2nd half of the 17th century and in valentijri map it appears as a large village on an unnamed river (the Silai) under the name of Sjandercona. According to tradition, Chandrakona was formerly called Mana & Was held in the eight century A.D. by a Raja named Khaira. In the palmy days of Chandrakona, the town was divided in to many Bazars. It was once a well known centre weaving industry, Brass metal craft & Sangeet gharana. It has seen the Paik & Chuar rebellians. The former importance of the place is shown by several remains & old institutions.

Chandrakona was deprived of an institution of higher education & learnig since independence inspite of its rich potential feeder schools, thick population, sociol economic demand, broad coverage of two panchayet Samities & three Municipalities.

In the mid of the year 1960's the process for setting up a college was initiated but ceased owing to some dim reasons. To fullfil the aspiration & continuous effort of the people, a number of stalwarts, academicians, Local municipal authority & Social workers came forward with a decision, which came a reality through the establishment of the college on 13th Sept. 1985 in the name of Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, the pioneer of education movement in Bengal following the recommendation of the Bhabatosh Dutta Cormnission. In its budding stage, without exaggeration that it was built by the geneous help of all classes people of Chandrakona I & II Block & a small part of Keshpur and Garhbeta Block. The then authority of 3 tier Panchayet systems. The Honerable M.P. & M.L.A., the owners of the cold storages were the Chief patrons. We still remember the esteemed guidance & aspiration of Late Prabhash fodikar, the M.I.C. of Information and culture, Govt. of West Bengal, the inaugurator of this College.

The College was affiliated in 13-09-85 by the Vidyasagar University as it first affliating college. It was enlisted u/ s 2(f) & I2 (B) of the U.GC. Act in 1994. The College is now running with full swing with the cordial helf of the people, university authority U.GC. & Govt. ofWest Bengal.