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Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith, [MDM] Kolkata

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About Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith, [MDM] Kolkata

MDM took its first humble steps on 5th March, 1964, when it was established by Birati Siksha Samsad to provide affordable and quality higher education to the community. Initially it catered primarily to the students of economically challenged households of rural and semi-urban areas in and around Birati.
In 1964, India was just in its 17th year of independence. Gigantic obstacles in the form of unemployment, illiteracy, and superstition blocked its path to progress. Education was the only way the youth could be empowered to build its future and shape India's destiny. To this effect, MDM took its first baby steps with just 95 students and 7 educationists. At that time the college classes were conducted on the compound of the adjoining school - Uttar Dumdum Vidyapith for girls. The only course option available was Humanities.
Fifty years hence we have three spacious buildings, nineteen departments and eighteen thousand students. MDM has emerged as a successful college today. Its blue walls stand proudly in their place on Vidyapith Road, Kolkata-51. Today the student pool is no longer limited to Birati, but has reached as far as extreme North and extreme South. The past fifty years bear testimony to the persistent struggle the college has undergone to spread higher education to the masses.


Of the college is enshrined in its emblem which upholds the values of 'Knowledge', 'Perseverance' and 'Empowerment'. The college focuses, gathers and imparts knowledge amongst its students with deep perseverance which finally empower them while making them responsible citizens of our country and the global community. The college firmly believes in Cardinal Newman's central idea: "Knowledge is, not merely a means to something beyond it", it is an "end sufficient to rest in and to pursue for its own sake" (The Idea of a University).


Therefore, is to educate the young generation keeping in mind both the utilitarian scope of education and to ensure, at the same time, a holistic development of the mind and soul through proper assimilation of knowledge. The prime objective of the institution is to enlighten the first generation learners and offer them a firm foothold in the society whereby they get an opportunity to place themselves as eligible competitors in the arena of merging national and global challenges. In this pursuit of knowledge our biggest treasure is the value of perseverance, our indomitable desire to strive for betterment. It is only when young minds are broadened by the true light of knowledge, that they can break the narrow barriers of social prejudice and feels truly empowered.


The College administration believes in transparency and concentrates on running the whole admission process with sincerity every year. Our college played a pioneering role in introducing online admission and is successfully running the system since the year 2012.
The Admission Committee includes all the members of the Governing Body, the Principal, Heads of the Departments, the Teachers' Council Secretary, non-teaching staff, and the General Secretary of the Students' Union of the college.
The Admission Committee conducts the entire admission process considering the various parameters, framing suitable criteria, following the rules and regulations of the college, the affiliating university (West Bengal State University) and also the various orders of the State Government.
Counselling is also a part of our academic programme. We assist the students in selection of subjects at the time of admission on the basis of their merit and inclination. During the course counselling related to the syllabus, attendance, examination process is meticulously done by the teachers to help the students acquire a comprehensive idea about the curriculum.
The process of admission is methodical yet smooth. The entire schedule of admission is duly notified on college website and also college notice board which include dates of issuance of application form and submission of the same followed by publication of merit list and the admission. Our online admission process works with the sole aim of automating the academic institute's admission structure and its related operation and functionality.

Departments :- 

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Sociology

Those interested in further details are requested to contact the college office.

Tel. 2513-9100, 2539-3825
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Facilities :-


The Central library of the college has an area of 6000sq.ft well stocked with books, journals, and computers. Another library with about 5000 books has been set up in the new building for exclusive use of the students enrolled to the Bengali PG department to facilitate easy access of books and reading materials for higher studies. Also, each department has been provided with almirahs, book shelves to stock books related to their particular discipline to form a Departmental Library.


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The campus has a well-established training and placement cell for proving the job opportunity to the eligible students. Campus invites many reputed recruiters every year for the campus recruitment.

Concessions & Scholarships :-

A number of students of the college regularly receive financial assistance from the college, state government, central government and other national agencies in the form of numerous aid funds, concession benefits and scholarships. Some of our funding agencies include:

  • Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Human Resource Development - Central Government
  • Chief Minister's Educational Relief Fund, Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC, W.B. Minority development & Finance Corporation, Ka


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