History of KKDC

K.K.Das College affiliated to University of Calcutta was established as K.K.Das College of Commerce in 1964. It was then a night college. The initiative of establishing a commerce college in night shift was felt by prominent educationists of the locality. This was mainly because young men of Garia and its hinterland were mostly engaged in earning a living during daytime.  The college catered to the requirements of the immigrants who migrated from Eastern Bengal under difficult circumstances. The dream became a reality with a generous donation from Dr. K. K. Das. The college was named after the great philanthrope.

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 90s, 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. Same year, the college was also transformed into a Co-education college. Inclusivity became the motto. The college was 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 Nazrulmancha 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 always been striving for betterment. New courses have been introduced, the number of faculty and students have increased and a NSS unit has been opened. Under the able stewardship of the Principal K.K.Das college got accredited by NAAC in 2016. The college is now trying to move towards ICT empowerment by providing the students with e teaching learning benefits.

The college is small with only ten departments.  The focus however is on maintaining quality. With the quality control aspect in mind a number of cells have been formed including the Internal Quality Assurance Cell to look into both academic and non -academic aspects. An understanding Governing Body, cooperative 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.

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GRH-17, Baishnabghata-Patuli
Kolkata - 700084, West Bengal, India

Tel: 033 2462-5999 (Principal)

Mob: 89023 84436 (Office)

Email: kkdascollege@gmail.com

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