Located on the bank of Karola River, a tributary of Tista, in the south-eastern part of Jalpaiguri town, the headquarters of the district of West Bengal, bearing the same name, Prasannadeb Women's College (accredited to National Assessment and Accreditation Council with B+grade in 2004) is the oldest institution in North Bengal imparting higher education exclusively to women.
The College was founded on the philanthropy of Late Prasannadeb Raikat (after whom the college is gratefully named) and his wife Rani Ashrumati Devi in 1950. Prasannadeb Women‘s College was established with the end in view to promoting quality higher education exclusively to women not only in a developmentally backward district of West Bengal, but also in the developmentally laggard region of North Bengal. To be precise, the vision was to integrate ―half of the population‖ with the developmental process by mainstreaming them through quality education and skill upgradation so that they can also become active agents of social change.
The primary objective of the college is to provide a robust platform to women in pursuing their higher studies. Thus, it aims at catering to the needs of women for higher education, in particular, to those who belong to economically backward classes, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minority communities of the region. Taking into account the changing dynamics of the society and the state, the institution also intends to prepare the students to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow by introducing several tailor-made courses to enhance their employability and thus, in the process, intensifying the interface with the society at large.
Prasannadeb Women‘s College, otherwise known as P. D. Women‘s College, is located in a town with rich cultural heritage in North Bengal. The college, recognized by University Grants Commission of India under 2(f) and 12 (B) since 1956, is affiliated to University of North Bengal. It is spread over an area of 5.43 acres.
The college has both Arts and Science faculties as two main streams, with a total number of 16 departments offering Honours and General courses. There are 6 departments in the Science stream and 10 departments in the Arts stream.
- Comp. Sc.
- Pol. Sc
Documents required during verification for admission
1. Original marksheet of H. S. or equivalent examination.
2. Original admit card of H. S. or equivalent examination.
3. Original admit card of M. P. or equivalent examination.
4. Original SC/ ST/ OBC certificate from SDO if you belong to one of these categories.
5. Certificate of disability from a Govt. Hospital if you claim seat in Physically Challenged category.
6. Proof of communication address (For candidates seeking hostel accommodation)
7. Signed copy of application form along with self attested photocopies of the documents mentioned above.
8. Counterpart of the paid bank challan.
9. Rank card for the course (Honours/ General).
10. Anti-ragging affidavits by the applicant and her guardian (can be downloaded from Prospectus and Forms section).
Selection Criteria (for Honours course)
Merit list for admission in B.A. / B.Sc. 1st year Honours Course prepared on the basis of credit calculated as per the guidelines stipulated by the University of North Bengal.
Credit = (2S + T) / 6
Where, S = Marks obtained in the Honours Subject.
T = Total of the marks obtained in Honours Subject, English and two other best subjects (excluding EVS & English)
Selection Criteria (for General course)
Merit list for admission in B.A. / B.Sc. 1st year General Course is prepared on the basis of the credit calculated as per the guidelines stipulated by the University of North Bengal.
Credit = T/4
Where, T= Total of best 4 subjects including English & excluding EVS.
Admission fee structure
|Sl. No.||PARTICULARS||B.A. (Gen)||B.A. (Hons.)||B.A. (Geo-Gen)/ B.Sc. (Gen)||B.A. (Geog-Hons.)/ B.Sc. (Hons.)|
|3.||University Regn. Fee||250.00||250.00||250.00||250.00|
|7.||College Exam. Fee||30.00||30.00||30.00||30.00|
|8.||Student Aid Fund||10.00||10.00||10.00||10.00|
|11.||Student’s Health Home||5.00||5.00||5.00||5.00|
In addition to the above fees, students taking Computer Science (General), Physical Education (General), TTM and Computer Applications as career oriented course will have to pay additional fees as follows:
i) Computer Science (General): Rs. 1200.00 per annum
ii) Physical Education (General): Rs. 1600.00 per annum
iii) TTM: Rs. 1800.00 per annum
iv) Computer Application: Rs. 1200.00 per annum