The vision of the College is to carve a niche for itself as a premier institution offering quality education to the poverty-stricken, under-developed community of rural marshlands of Sundarban.
The college endeavors to strengthen character, broaden mind, dispel superstition, impart moral values and consequently develop generations of worthy and responsible human beings who will build our future society. We want our students to contribute constructively towards nation-building by upholding the values of secularism, national integration and social commitment. We have a vision that the students coming out of our campus should be intellectually enlightened, emotionally sound, physically strong and practically efficient. We envision them to champion the cause of justice, truth and peace and be always open to further growth to attain the Absolute.
The challenges are infinite. Majority of the population belongs to socially and financially underprivileged category. A significant section belongs to impoverish minority groups. Their daily struggle to make both ends meet often becomes a hindrance to the process of learning. The rural position of the college, poor communication and the perpetually under-developed locality are also key concerns. The area is threatened by cyclones and floods every monsoon and suffers from lack of basic facilities, e.g., inadequate power supply (which makes it extremely difficult to advance technologically). The nearest railway station is 24 km away and many students are dependent on irregular and infrequent ferry services across the nearby Moni river to reach the college. The proximity of the border area also has its disadvantages. Bright students from local families often cannot cope with these unending handicaps and prefer to migrate away from the locality for higher education. As a result, the general quality of input students in the college is unfortunately not very high. This renders the journey towards academic excellence extremely challenging. With better communication, sufficient infrastructure and more modern learning resources at its disposal, the college would have attracted more quality students. Nevertheless, Raidighi College is marching ahead with its sole objective of providing quality education to its rural, needy, academically backward students irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, gender and economic status.
This is a Grant-in-aid College and is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It offers Undergraduate Honours and General courses in English, Bengali, History, Geography, Political Science, Education, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Microbiology, Food and Nutrition. It also offers General courses in Sanskrit, Chemistry and Botany. The College is also a Study Centre for the Post-graduate course of Rabindra Bharati University Distance Education (since 24.08.2009), offering Post-Graduate courses in Bengali, English, History, Geography, Education and Political Science.
The College provides all necessary infrastructures for staff and students. It has an excellent teaching force comprising of highly educated, experienced and dedicated personnel and a devoted non-teaching staff. Taken together, these factors help to build an ideal learning environment. The digital age is transforming our education system. Within its humble scope, Raidighi College tries its utmost to adopt new technological initiatives to promote learning.
It is a great pleasure for the College to present this Self Study Report for assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The College has undertaken this self appraisal report according to the guidelines prescribed by NAAC through a Steering Committee constituted by the faculty members of the Institute. In this regard, cooperation, suggestion and assistance from all the stakeholders are gratefully acknowledged. We would also like to acknowledge the constant support of the Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, and University of Calcutta. This self study report has provided us with the opportunity of measuring the magnitude of our strength, efficiency and effectiveness and also to realize our weaknesses and shortcomings.
Mission of the College:
Raidighi College was established with a single mission ~ to cater higher education to the poverty-stricken, under-developed community of this region and to develop the students into self-sufficient and responsible citizens through comprehensive education based on carefully prepared and well designed curriculum. Our mission is to impart quality education and exposure to the students and equip them to cope with the latest requirements, through innovative techniques and practices. We are confident that proper education is the best resort to uplift the youth in the rural and backward areas, and we are committed to facilitate meaningful education for our students, coming from far-away islands of the Sunderbans.