Tehatta Government College is nestled on the pleasant banks of the Jalangi river in the district of Nadia, West Bengal, India. The college, still under construction, besides the Kulgachi Road is a seat of heavenly beauty—partly due to the majestic river and partly due to the fertile lands that surround it—and a tranquil centre for the pursuit of knowledge. Tehatta, situated near the Bangladesh border, is a flourishing locality of Nadia District mainly because of its rich agricultural sites. Recently, Tehatta has become a sub-divisional town as well. There are two extremely high quality schools at Tehatta, one each for boys and girls. Besides that, Tehatta has been granted the rights to be a municipality and that has drawn attention of people to this quiet locality from all quarters. However, this extremely flourishng place did not have a higher education institute hitherto. The people of Tehatta had a demand for getting a college of their own so that the poor but meritorious students do not have go far to pursue higher education. The state government has done an admirable work by establishing this college literally on war footing. The basic ingredients of a successful college—infrastructure, human resource and intelligent students— were all present here in Tehatta itself. So, the dream of the people of Tehatta for a college of their own, a college of national standards, has become a reality.
It is heard from the locals and the government documents that the land where the college is actually set up was of Tehatta High School. Later, listening to the earnest plea of the residents of Tehatta, the Government of West Bengal decided to establish the college on this piece of land (Memo No. 6418-GE(M)/2L-296/13 Dated 06/12/2013). A two storied building has already been constructed on this 3.10 acres land by spending 5.29 crores. The work of the construction of the second floor of the main building is going on and will soon be completed. Besides the extremely spacious classrooms, the college has already got permission for a huge library and a state-of-the art conference room. These plans will be soon materialised. There are also proposals for the construction of a huge Science Building as well as well equipped laboratories. There is already a large playground within the college campus itself. Alongside this, a beautiful water body and a beautiful flower garden are being made. There is a plan in place to develop an herbal garden as well. There is also a huge cycle garage keeping in mind the need of the students. The foundation stone of this college was laid on 28th February, 2014. This day is celebrated as the foundation day of Tehatta Government College with utmost grandeur. The college received its affiliation from Kalyani University on 21st May, 2015 (Order No. 705-(A)/4C-12a/97(pt) vide memo No. RPS/Aff.Coll./71/347/2015/S-17). Within merely one and a half year of its foundation, the college started its journey and the much awaited teaching-learning process also started from the academic session 2015-16. It is from this above mentioned time that the college has started offering honours and general courses in Bengali, English, History, Political Science and Philosophy.
As the College entered its second academic session (2016-17), it received permission to begin science stream courses in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. With experienced science stream faculty joining the College in July 2016, the College began offering General degree course in these three science streams. It is expected that in the coming academic session, the science departments shall be upgraded in order to provide Honours as well as General degree courses. Very soon, Honours and Pass courses in Sanskrit and Sociology, in arts stream, will be offered.
Even as academic activities expanded, the College also witnessed a steady improvement in infrastructure. Beginning as a two-storeyed structure, the College has built a third storey and it shall be put into service in the first months of 2017. This aside, the Government of West Bengal has been kind enough to initiate development of Smart Classrooms. So far, two smart classrooms have been fully furnished with smart board, projector, computer and other paraphernalia required for viewing of audio-visual educational content and live streaming of classes and lectures. The College has also received permission to set up a separate building within the premises, which will host the college library and the auditorium. Seminar libraries of various departments have been enriched with useful books that have, to a large extent, filled the lacuna created by the absence of quality libraries in Tehatta or surrounding areas. Renovation of college grounds for recreational and beautification purposes is currently in progress.
Of course, one of the greatest assets of any college are its faculty, and in this regard, Tehatta Government College has been especially well-endowed. The first person to hold office in Tehatta Government College was Dr. Gobardhan Rano, the young professor of Mathematics, who was posted from a renowned government college of Nadia District as officer-in-charge to look after the growth and well-being of the college. After a short while, two more professors, Dr. Sibsankar Pal and Dr. Manjari Ghosh, coming from prominent government colleges and with vast amount of experiences, took charges of their respective offices. Then, two more young teachers, Sri. Raghunath Roy and Sri. Malay Das, coming from two highly reputed government colleges of the state, joined the college after a short while. The earnest efforts put in by the officer-in-charge and these concerned teachers transformed this infant college into a healthy and efficient centre for pursuing quality education and excellence. The joining of many more young, exuberant and freshly minted teachers has furthered this process even more. In recent days, the coming of both experienced and young faculty in science departments has further added to the intellectual and academic acumen of the institution.
Amongst the many newly established government college, Tehatta Government College has already made its mark as a distinct force in the field of higher education. The administration of Tehatta Government College hopes that with the ceaseless effort of the teachers, non-teaching staffs, students, the local people and the local administration, the college will soon be one of the pioneering institutions of the state in cultivating the merit of the students.