There is no hostel in this college. The students have to rent a flat or take a Pg's nearby the campus if they are outsiders.
Digitalization of the library
The college library was equipped with Libsys a library management software. The catalogue was digitalized and an Online Public Access Catalogue was made available for the students.
College Auditorium - Gitanjali
The new State-of-the-Art auditorium was completed in February 2011. It can accommodate 200 people and is equipped with acoustics, projection and other facilities. It was constructed with support from MP LAD funds, UGC grants and from the college’s own resources. The air-conditioned auditorium — named Gitanjali, one of Rabindranath Tagore’s most important creations —has provided us with an extremely important resource to hold regular seminars, conferences workshops. It also helps in our outreach and extension activities for the local community since there is no such facility in the vicinity. A number of events for the local community have also been organized at the auditorium. The old office and some other rooms on the ground floor were dismantled to construct the auditorium.
New office space
A new office was constructed with modern facilities for easier interaction with students. It has allowed us to make optimum utilization of the administrative staff and also to provide better service to the students by providing them with better access.
Office Management software
The new office space was supplemented with LAB connected computers, printers, scanners and new office management software for keeping the records of the students right from their admission to the University examination. It helps in the financial management too. Student Identity cards and other documents are generated through this software.
Biometric attendance system for college teaching and non-teaching staff
Ours was the first college affiliated to the University of Calcutta to initiate a biometric attendance system in the college. It records the time a staff spends in the college and is also an effective tool for calculating the applicable leave etc.
A number of our classes are held using audiovisual clips. Four LCD projectors, Smartboards, Wacom boards, LCD screens and laptops are used for the classes to make it more interesting and useful for the students.
Collaboration with the KMC for solid waste management
A solid waste management portable compactor has been made available very close to the college. The solid waste from the college is sent to the compactor which works throughout the day. This has significantly reduced visual and olfactory pollution
Bank facilities inside the college for students
We have entered into an agreement and provided space to the Punjab National Bank inside the college for the benefit of the students. Students can pay their fees and have bank transactions inside the college.
Extended college timing
Based on the recommendations of the last NAAC peer team, we revised our college timings to a seven hour schedule from 7 am to 2 pm every day, six days a week.
Water cooler and purifier for students
We arranged for a large water cooler and purifier for students at the canteen through funds from the MP LAD scheme.
The college purchased a new 125 KV generator. All the classrooms and the computer rooms are linked to the generator, and in the case of load shedding no classes are disrupted anymore.
Construction of extra class rooms
Additional class rooms, seminar rooms and office rooms were constructed in the limited space available on the ground floor.
A new conference room also used as a research room by the teachers was constructed on the first floor.
The college website with the extension ac.in was started in 2008. It has been regularly updated with various notifications and other links for use of students.
Students Common Room
Students Common Room with the necessary infrastructure was set up, apart from the canteen space available to them.
Collaborations with local agencies, the American Center and Open Access India were forged to provide access to learning resources for students. Our students have regularly attended events at the Lincoln Hall at the American Center in Kolkata.
PBX facilities linking up various sections of the college have been set up
Initiation of Post Graduate courses
The college has recently started the process of beginning MA courses in Geography, Economics and Journalism & Mass Communication. The proposed MA courses will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm and will utilize the available space fully. These courses will be fully self-financed and we hope to begin them by the next Academic Session in 2016-17.
Environmental awareness is indispensable for a college like ours which is situated close to one of the busiest terminal railway stations in the country. We have put into place a number of measures for a sustained campaign for environment. An Eco Club has been formed with members of the teaching staff, the non-teaching staff and the students. Energy conservation measures, solid waste management and water harvesting are some other measures put into place.