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Maulana Azad College, Kolkata Kolkata , West Bengal

 ESTD 1926
 NAAC Rating - A

About Maulana Azad College, Kolkata

Maulana Azad College was established in the year 1926 as Islamia College by Victor Bulwe-Lytton, then Governor of Bengal. Post-independence the institute was named as the Central Calcutta College and later in 1960, the institute was renamed as ‘Maulana Azad College' which is affiliated to the University of Calcutta and functions under the administrative control of the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal. The institute was accredited B++ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2007. The college is located at Central Kolkata, West Bengal near the junction of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road and SN Banerjee Road.

Maulana Azad College offers numerous Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in the field of Arts, Science and Commerce with a maximum number of enrollments in the Arts stream. The institute functions with the mission of serving both Men and Women students, including the first-generation degree-seekers from the Minority Communities and Economically Weaker Sections of the Society and imparts education with the objective of ‘Changing Times by introducing New Courses of study and Enrichment Programmes'. The college also emphasizes on enhancing individual growth and supports scholarly activities.

The campus area has a three-storied building with two four-storied annex buildings comprising of Classrooms, Seminar Halls, Tutorial Spaces, Laboratories, Networking & Wi-Fi Connectivity, Museums maintained by Zoology department, Library, Language Laboratory, Playground, Common Room, and Gymnasium. The college provides hostel facility for the Muslim male candidates who do not have a residence in or around Kolkata. The Boys' Hostel i.e. Baker Government Hostel is located at Smith Lane, Kolkata, whereas, the girls' hostel is under construction with assistance from University Grant Commission (UGC). The library at Maulana Azad College carries nearly 90 thousand books with 29 Journals or Periodicals. The institute also organizes five yearly festivals i.e. MAC Festival, Saraswati Puja, Miladun- Nabi, Mushaira, and Milanutsav.

The institute offers Under Graduate courses in following subjects:

Arabic, Bengali, English, Persian, Sanskrit, Urdu, Islamic History & Culture, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Botany, Chemistry, Economics, Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, and Accounting & Finance.

Eligibility for Under Graduate Courses:

The candidate must have passed Higher Secondary Examination i.e. 10+2 either from Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal or from an equivalent examination board recognized by the University of Calcutta with at least five subjects including English.

The institute offers Post Graduate courses in following subjects:

English, Urdu and Zoology.

Eligibility for Post Graduate Courses:

The candidate must possess an Under Graduate degree of at least three years from a University recognized by the University of Calcutta.

Scholarships at Maulana Azad College:

  • Kanyashree for female candidates
  • Merit-cum-means scholarship of the Government of West Bengal
  • Student Aid Fund generated by the students and for the students.
  • UGC single girl child fellowships for handicapped students
  • National scholarship INSPIRE fellowship for students of science stream
  • Scholarship from West Bengal Minority Development & Financial Corporation
  • Scholarships for differentially abled students granted by W. B. Mass Education Department
  • Scholarships to the candidates whose parents are Bidi workers
  • Scholarships from private sponsors

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2 months ago

Zeba Jahangir MA20  Student

Overview 5/5

There is a distance learning plan and the classes in the college were very less and I have also done regular BA from here and for this college, we have weekend classes where we go and the college is very good and very clean and I have joined this course because I was doing Job. ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4.5/5

I have attended weekend classes and some faculties were known to me and that helped me.
12 months ago

Abhishek C MA  Student

PG College 5/5

The subject was history in which I have done my degree and this is my 1st year in the course and there is always direct admission process in the college.  ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4/5

The faculties of the college are all great in many ways.
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2 months ago

Zeba Jahangir MA20  Student

Overview 5/5

There is a distance learning plan and the classes in the college were very less and I have also done regular BA from here and for this college, we have weekend classes where we go and the college is very good and very clean and I have joined this course because I was doing Job. ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4.5/5

I have attended weekend classes and some faculties were known to me and that helped me.
12 months ago

Abhishek C MA  Student

PG College 5/5

The subject was history in which I have done my degree and this is my 1st year in the course and there is always direct admission process in the college.  ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4/5

The faculties of the college are all great in many ways.
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Abhishek C MA  Student

PG College 5/5

The subject was history in which I have done my degree and this is my 1st year in the course and there is always direct admission process in the college.  ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4/5

The faculties of the college are all great in many ways.
2 months ago

Zeba Jahangir MA20  Student

Overview 5/5

There is a distance learning plan and the classes in the college were very less and I have also done regular BA from here and for this college, we have weekend classes where we go and the college is very good and very clean and I have joined this course because I was doing Job. ...Read Full Review
Faculty 4.5/5

I have attended weekend classes and some faculties were known to me and that helped me.

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Maulana Azad College, Kolkata Admission Reviews

Zeba Jahangir 2 months ago
MA20
Selection Procedure: Oon the 12th board result. ...Read Full Review
Abhishek C 12 months ago
MA
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Faculty

46 PHD faculty

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Dr. Pratap Chandra Ray
Position: Principal
Anamitra Chattarjee
Position: Assistant Professor
Debasri Basu
Position: Assistant Professor
Abhijit Sharma Roy
Position: Assistant Professor
Roopmala Saha
Position: Assistant Professor
Zeba Jahangir MA202 months ago
I have attended weekend classes and some faculties were known to me and that helped me.  ...Read Full Review
Abhishek C MA12 months ago
The faculties of the college are all great in many ways. ...Read Full Review

Scholarship

Scholarships

The college offers the following scholarships to the students-

  1. Kanyashree for girl students
  2. Merit-cum-means scholarship of Government of West Bengal
  3. National scholarship INSPIRE fellowship for meritorious students of science offered by the DST, Govt. of India
  4. UGC single girl child fellowships Scholarship from state Urdu Academy Grant for handicapped students

Location & Contact Info

Address
8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata, West Bengal

Facilities Available

Library      
Facilities are provided for both outdoor as well as indoor sports including football, cricket, volleyball, table tennis, etc.
Computer Lab      
The lab has computer systems with the latest hardware configurations and high speed internet facility.
Auditorium      
Gym      
The campus has 2 gymnasiums with well equipped modern fitness equioments.
Lab      
The college has a total of 22 laboratories and 7 specialized research labs for various subjects.
Medical      
First aid facility and other necessary medicines are provided by the management in case of an emergency.
Wi-Fi      
yes
Cafeteria      
The college has 3 spacious canteens to allow students to enjoy tasty and hygenically prepared meals at pocket friendly prices.
Hostel      
Facilities are provided for both outdoor as well as indoor sports including football, cricket, volleyball, table tennis, etc.
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