Principal’s Column


College Principal – Dr. Asok Mukhopadahyay


With Rs. 1,75,83,333.00 received as RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan) grant, process is on to install two lifts of 10 and 16 passenger-capacity, promote vertical expansion of the building and harness alternative energy resource through solar panels on roof top. Established in 1945 and inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 22nd December, the institution has traversed a long way towards reaching a glorious 75 in the year 2020. Padma Bhushan Seth Mangturam Jaipuria established the college in memory of his father Seth Anandram Jaipuria as a service to higher education in pre-independent India. GPO Kolkata has expressed their wish to honour this journey by issuing a commemorative stamp this year. Mother Teresa International Award Committee (under the aegis of All India Minority and Weaker Sections Council) has conferred the ‘Mother Teresa International Award’ as the Best College of the year 2018. As per ranking by Edu World (an ISO certified Education Service Provider based in Bangalore) of 100 best colleges in India, (published in Education World, a Human Development Magazine, May 2019) Jaipuria College achieved a pride of place as the 55th top college in India and the 12th best in Kolkata.

The array of subjects offered allows flexibility and freedom to our students. There are seven Departments in B.Sc. (Honours), nine Departments in B.A. (Honours) and three in B.Com. (Honours). Commerce is the most expansive department spanning all three shifts and allowing maximum number of student – intake. B.A. General and B.Com. General courses are also available in the Morning and Evening shifts respectively.

All undergraduate courses are framed in the semester mode under the CBCS or Choice Based Credit System introduced in 2018. Promoted by UGC, it is essentially a student centric project for uniformity in higher education all over the country and equipping a student to compete at par with other states at the national level. The programme is skill-enhancing and job-oriented with a spectrum of disciplines to choose from. Marks are allotted for Attendance, Tutorials and Internal Assessment, and the stipulations in each case are stringent and mandatory. It is expected that students shall abide by the rules and cooperate with the institution in maintaining a healthy educational environment.

We appreciate and welcome all new entrants to this college and wish them a successful career ahead. We expect them to partake in the joy and excitement of higher learning and participate in the manifold dimensions of college-life. ‘A Foundation for Life’ is our college motto and all stakeholders are working towards fulfilment of this pledge.