History of KKDC
K.K. Das College affiliated to University of Calcutta was established in 1964 as K.K.Das College of Commerce, with the vision of enlightening the under-privileged students of this predominant refugee inhabited hinterland despite several odds and constraints. The college had a modest beginning, a difficult adolescence and youth, but has a promising future, as stakeholders in this institution possess the desire to change and the capacity to actualize the desire. Initially it was an evening college. The initiative of establishing a Commerce College in evening shift was felt by prominent educationists of the locality. . The dream became a reality with a generous donation from Dr. K. K. Das. The college was named after the great philanthrope. Along the last decade or so, the college has been showing vitality and planned consolidation on the basis of the strengths acquired in the past. We hope to gradually move towards growth and maturity.
The college shared the premises of Dinabandhu Andrews College since its inception. The college with a handful of teaching faculty was serving its purpose well. In the late 90’s, however, demand for starting B.A and B.Sc programmes came up. The governing body and the faculty rose to the occasion which resulted in the introduction of B.A and B.Sc honours and general programmes in the 2000-2001 Academic year. In the same year, the college was also transformed into a Co-education college. Inclusivity became the motto. The college is now K.K.Das College, multi-faculty and co-education. The college now wanted to spread its wings and needed premises of its own for its expansive goals. With huge support from the locality, students, teachers and non-teaching staff, the governing body went ahead and a plot of land was acquired from KMDA. The stone laying ceremony was held on 14th February, 2001. The college organised quite a few blood donation camps, walks and a huge musical extravaganza at Nazrul Mancha as part of fundraising programmes for the construction of the college building. Huge efforts on the part of students, the Principal, faculty and nonteaching staff and good wishes and spontaneous donations from well-wishers and help of MP and MLA LAD funds the construction was partly completed with a much needed computer laboratory and a modest but well stocked library in March2008. The college started operating from its new premises since 28th March 2008 as a day college.
The college has only ten departments. Our quality policy “Small is Beautiful”. We focus on maintaining quality. With the quality control aspect in mind a large number of Cells/Sub-Committees have been formed including the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (established in the year 2010) to look into both academic and non-academic aspects. An understanding Governing Body, co-operative teaching and non-teaching staff, supportive students’ union are always striving to make the college a better place to work, to learn to develop and to grow The college boasts of an active NSS unit, an NCC unit and Eco-Club. They inculcate value-based education to the students. Students learn to become active participants in the transformation of the society. Cultural Society and Literary Society bring out the hidden talents of the students and help them grow beyond academics. We encourage all students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the college and involve themselves in all the extra-curricular activities that are offered.
Under the able stewardship of the Principal K.K.Das College got accredited by NAAC in 2016.
The college has always been striving for betterment. The number of Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff and students have increased day by day. Different Add-on courses have been introduced for the benefit of the students.
The college has started to move towards ICT empowerment since 2015 by providing the students with e-Teaching-Learning benefits. Now, we can claim ourselves almost ICT empowered. We can proudly state that we are encouraging other institutions for ICT empowerment by providing different training programmes in connection to “Use of ICT in Teaching-Learning and Evaluation” and promise to continue the training programme.