Cooch Behar College

  • Cooch Behar College
  • Cooch Behar College, 2 No. Kalighat Road, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
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  • Cooch Behar College, 2 No. Kalighat Road, Cooch Behar, West Bengal

Mca course in Cooch Behar affiliated to the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH BENGAL was established on 16th November 1970 at the end of Cooch Behar town with a campus area of 3.74 acres. The college got its recognition under 2f of UGC Act on 16-05-1980. Located at the fringe of Cooch Behar town, the college is housed in two imposing two-storied buildings and a single storied building with a sprawling green playground in the middle of the campus.

The college was established Confirm in 1970 at the time of Bangladesh War when one of the primary objectives of the organizers was to accommodate the victims of the Bangladesh War as the district is situated in the border of Bangladesh and Assam. Therefore, the college had the objective to expand the facility of higher education for the people living in the remote areas of the district and the adjoining areas. This was very much in tune with the national policy to spread the facility to every nook and corner of the nation. Since inception, the college has been running Arts and Commerce courses with the subject option of B.A. Honours in Philosophy and B.A. General in History, Political Science, Economics, Bengali and English and B.Com. Honors and General. Subsequently, the college has broadened the scope of mission statement to enhance the capacity of the masses and make them part of national development.

The college has introduced various subjects such as Geography, Sanskrit, Physical Education and Education of which Hons. an option is available in all subjects except Physical Education and Education. From 2006 the college introduced B.B.A. course and from 2008 Science stream has been introduced with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science of which Hons. an option is available in Mathematics. We completed our silver jubilee programme in 1995 with some colorful events and one international seminar was organized. Eminent academicians from the different field are always involved with the college activity arena.

Cooch Behar College Transport

Coochbehar Airport

Rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, and Totos are the most widely available public transport in Cooch Behar town. Most of Cooch Behar’s residents stay within a few kilometers of the town center and have their own vehicles, mostly motorcycles, and bicycles.

The New Cooch Behar railway station is around 5 km from town and is well connected to almost all major Indian cities including Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati. The rail route is one of the important connecting North-East India with remaining parts of the country. All express and Superfast trains going towards North East have a stoppage here. The station came up in 1966 when Assam link was constructed through North Bengal. Now this station lies on New Jalpaiguri–New Bongaigaon section of Barauni-Guwahati line. As per 2016, it is the largest Railway Junction of Northeast Frontier Railway with 6 routes towards New ChangrabandhaNew JalpaiguriNew BongaigaonAlipurduar Junctiondhubri, and Bamanhat. New Cooch Behar railway station is given a beautiful look similar to Cooch Behar Palace. Another station named Cooch Bihar situated inside the town exists but only a few pairs of local trains run on this route. This station was built in 1901 when Cooch Behar State Railway constructed Geetaldaha-Jainti line. Now this station is operational due to local train services to Bamanhat. A Railway Museum is constructed in the station area having a look of Cooch Behar Madan Mohan Temple.

New Cooch Behar Railway Junction

Cooch Behar is very well connected by road with neighboring areas and other cities of West Bengal and rest of the country. Cooch Behar is a major roadway junction after Siliguri towards Northeast India and Bangladesh. Cooch Behar is headquarters of the North Bengal State Transport Corporation, which runs regular bus service to places in West BengalAssam, and Bihar. Private buses are also available. Most buses depart from the Central Bus Terminus near Cooch Behar Rajbari. Hired vehicles are available from the taxi stand near Transport Chowpathi. City buses serve inside the city.

The Cooch Behar Airport has modern passenger facilities but no airlines operate here. Steps are being taken to resume flights.[23]

The nearest operating airport is Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri, about 160 km from Cooch Behar. IndiGoJet Airways and Spice Jet are the major carriers that connect the area to DelhiKolkataGuwahatiMumbaiChennaiBangkokParo, Chandigarh.