Chandrapur College was established in the year 1985 and is located at a relatively backward rural region of the Burdwan District of West Bengal. The vision of the College is to spread the light of knowledge among the learners of the poor, backward and Minority Community, particularly, emancipating the girl students from the darkness of ignorance and leading towads the world of knowledge and self reliance. From its very inception, the College attempted to embrace the traditional wisdom and value-system of the country as its founding base and side by side tried to develop the modern and scientific outlook amongst the learners as well as in the social surroundings they belong to. To extend all out support to the students and maintain a learner-friendly atmosphere in the campus has remained the perennial mission of the College. Even after three decades of establishment of the College, first generation learners constitute a major part of the student folk.Chandrapur college visualizes it to be a great challenge to make them reach at the door step of the world of modern knowledge.
Chandrapur College is a Government-aided College, affiliated to The University of Burdwan. It was established in August, 1985 on about six acres of land in the village of Chandrapur under the Sargram Gram Panchayat of Katwa Block -I in Burdwan District. The metalled road by the College runs through the village Jabagram that gave birth to Hasan Azizul Haque, the celebrated Bengali story-writer of both Bangladesh and West Bengal. That the agrarian village had farsighted people to feel the need for knowledge and education is affirmed by a Higher Secondary School celebrating centenary year in 2017. Keeping in mind the pressing need of the students from feeder schools around, the arduous people of the local area tried to found a centre of higher education and thus the College came into being.
The college was established and is still continuing its journey with the vision of spreading the light of knowledge among the learners of the poor, backward and Minority Community, particularly, emancipating the girl students from the darkness of ignorance and leading towards the world of knowledge and self relience. The rural society of Bengal, as well as of India, still tends to put fetters on women folk looking beyond their domestic world. The college has cherished a vision of giving them a passport to the big outside world beyond their rural boundary with the conviction of their ability acquired of education. To make the young students disciplined citizen of the country is its another goal. The college aspires to develop in the students entrepreneurial skills for their eligibility to grasp the employment opportunities as well as to be a part of the macrocosmic development of the society. To that end, extension of all out support to the students and maintain a learner-friendly atmosphere in the campus has remained the perennial mission of the college.
The College had a modest beginning in the next year of its foundation with the introduction of General Degree Course in Arts. The burgeoning need for higher education of the local people prompted the Governing Body to approach the University for affiliation of Commerce Stream Courses and it was availed of in two years. Commendable results in the Commerce Stream led to the University affiliation of Honours Courses by and by in various subjects of Arts and Commerce (e.g. Accountancy, Bengali, History, English, Geography, Philosophy, Sanskrit,Political Science, Mass Communication & Journalism and Education). Over time the College has grown both in stature and structure, catering to the needs, not only of students of Chandrapur and its vicinity, but also of students of surrounding block and subdivisional towns. The Governing Body, the Teachers, the Non-Teaching Staff and the Students work here in tandem to build up an ideal environment in the field of study.
Chandrapur (Lat 23°27′40″N and Long 88°04′30″E) is positioned at about fifteen km. away from Balgona, the midpoint of Katwa-Burdwan bus route and just one km. from “College More” (turning) on Katwa-Memari bus route. Nigan is just twelve km. from Chandrapur. One can stop just in front of the College by several buses which move along Memari- Nigan bus route running by the College. Thus Chandrapur College is well connected and easily communicable by hourly running buses from different ends. In addition to that, Burdwan-Balgona-Burdwan broad guage rail line provides another alternative means of communication with Chandrapur. Higher Secondary and Primary Schools, Primary Health Centre, Telephone Exchange, Land Revenue Office, Panchayat Office, and market place – all within a stone’s throw -- gave it a convenient position.
Uneven landscape around with a variety of scenic beauty on seasonal changes provide feast for eyes to a nature loving person at Chandrapur. Agriculture is the main occupation of the villagers; but the people of the locality are not altogether detached from the prosperous world outside. “Far from the madding crowd’ and the din and the bustle of city life, the College is secured by compound walls all around. With lush green around, big floral gardens before and an orchard at the back-yard it provides a pleasant and ideal learning atmosphere.