History of the College

Panchakot Mahavidyalaya has been established in the month of September 2000, mainly on the strength of public donation. The establishment of the college owes a lot to the generous help and active co-operation of the local people and the dedicated efforts of some visionaries of the district of Purulia. Special thanks are due to the Government of West Bengal and The University of Burdwan for their spontaneous positive response that effectively materialized in the establishment of this long dreamt institution of higher education. Thanks are also due to those who have generously donated their valuable land and money to this noble purpose. We must mention the generous sanctions from University Grants Commission, Higher Education Deptt, Govt. of West Bengal, MPLAD & BEUP schemes, Zilla Parishad, Purulia, Backward Class Welfare Deptt, and District Youth Office, with which a major portion of the infrastructure is build or under construction. We have been accredited by NAAC with grade-B w.e.f. 04.03.2015.

Panchakot Mahavidyalaya finds itself within the picturesque surroundings near the foothills of “Panchet Pahar‟ at the northernmost of the district of Purulia. Physically it is located at Sarbari More beside Purilia-Barakar Road on one side and Panchet-Madhukunda Road on the other. The nearest railway station, Madhukunda is about 5 Km. from the Mahavidyalaya. The Campus of the College contains about 8 acres of land on which the tri-radiated two-storied building of about 48000 sq. ft. is located centrally. In fact, the plan of the building is so amazing that it draws visitors frequently. A three-storied Boys‟ Hostel is running within the campus funded by the Higher Education Dept., Govt. of West Bengal. A two-storied Girls‟ Hostel (funded by the UGC) is operational since 2015. Rapid advancement our institution has gained pace with registration under 2 (f) and 12B of University Grants Commission. We have been accredited (cycle-I) by NAAC Peer Team in early December'2014 and awarded Grade-B(2.28) in March 2015. We also were given the RUSA fund for further development by which we could achieve much more infrastructural development.