Institute - Principal's Desk
Begun under the French colonial government, Chandernagore College, previously known as College Dupleix, has been witness to the changing courses of history and has striven to contribute to the academic enhancement of the residents of Chandernagore and surrounding regions. With gradual improvement over the last few years, the College now boasts of 19 undergraduate departments and 3 post-graduate departments, consisting of both young and experienced faculty members who are actively involved in teaching and research. Particularly significant is the role of the Department of French as this is one of the few places in West Bengal where French is taught at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Increasing number of students have been seeking admission to the college each year and the institution, in accordance with governmental norms, has been catering to a wide cross-section of society and students from economically backward sections of the society are also provided with diverse government sanctioned grants to ensure their successful academic pursuits. Students also get to enjoy the resources of a rich library which houses hundreds of rare books, including the collection donated by Late Harihar Seth, many of which are particularly relevant for research on the French heritage of Chandernagore - a fact that has been internationally acknowledged.

However, the college is well aware of the fact that preserving heritage must go hand in hand with meeting the challenges of the present and the future. Infrastructural development and academic enrichment processes are therefore continuing in order to fulfil these aims and objectives. I welcome all prospective and existing students and their guardians, as well as well-wishers in general, to extend their cooperation to us as we march ahead toward our goals, with confidence and conviction.

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