Goals – Surendranath Evening College


Our college imparts education amongst the students at all level of our society with a specific attention towards the downtrodden and adds knowledge to cherish the goal of our nation at large. The college pledges its devotion to the pupils of our country. By means of academic audit, reviewing of institutional processes by involving of faculty members, students and staff, we are continuously trying to improve our delivery of teaching services at the lowest possible costs.

Our college is presently governed by a democratically constituted Governing Body consisting of thirteen members out of which two members nominated by the University of Calcutta, two members nominated by the Director of Public Instructions, Government of West Bengal, one member from Local self-government, four members representatives from Teaching Staff, two members representatives from non­ teaching staff, and the General Secretary of Students’ Union. The college follows the government orders and instructions on finance matters relating to salary and dearness allowance disbursement to the staffs.

With an objective to provide access to the eligible, meritorious and needy students of economically underprivileged background to higher education Surendranath Evening College was established in the year 1961with four most essential subjects- Bengali, English, Hindi and Commerce. In 1963 some more subjects were added as Political Science, History, Economics, Sanskrit, Urdu, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The only aim was to fulfill the ambition of higher education of those youth of Sealdah and suburban area of Kolkata who had to stop their studies after schooling to get any job immediately to sustain the needs of their family. But their desire for higher education could not be nipped in the bud as Surendranath Evening College was there getting affiliation gradually in almost all those subjects which were relevant and need based.

On request of the Surendranath Evening College, Kolkata, the NAAC Peer Team, Bangalore, has already visited the College on February 28th & March 1, 2007 for the validation of Self-Study Report to assess and accredit this college. Surendranath Evening College has multi-faculty programme options for students willing to opt either for Arts, Science or Commerce at three year degree level with Annual System of 1year in each part. The students have to appear in and pass the Annual University Exams after the completion of each Session for being promoted to next year.

The success rate is: in Commerce (85%), Physics (98%), History (95%), Electronics Science (95%), Political Science (90%), Computer Science (90%), in Sanskrit (71 %) and in Urdu (75 %).

Beginning with Commerce, English, Hindi and Bengali in 1961 the college got affiliation for Political Science, History, Economics, Sanskrit, Urdu , Urdu ,Mathematics, Chemistry & Physics in 1963 for better options to students. To cater to the need based subjects and more job-oriented opportunities the College started courses in Electronic Science and Electronic Equipment and Maintenance in 1996 with addition of one more relevant subject- Computer Science in 1991 after a gap of about nine years the college has given one more option to the students for Geography since 2006.

All the offices and sections of college run for 230 days in a year and teaching goes for 205 days a year. Annual Teaching system is followed and to complete a Degree Course it is essential to pass out Annual University Examinations of each Part of the three year degree course in Science, Arts & Commerce. The teachers carry out various types of administrative responsibilities also besides teaching and academic performance.

  • 16 teachers of this College have been awarded Ph.D. Degree out of 27 substantive teachers.
  • Teachers of our college actively participate and present papers in State, National and International Seniors.
  • Two UGC Sponsored Research Projects are on-going.
  • The college teachers have 65 publications at international level and 25 at national level, 45 articles publications in Newspapers & Magazines to their credits.
  • Twelve books written and chapters in eleven books have been edited by the teachers of Surendranath Evening College.

The colleges are running units of NCC also with 160 Cadets.
The year 2006-07 has become special significance to all of us because the NAAC peer team visited our college on 28-02-07 and on 01-03-07. Our college has been awarded C++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), a body of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in May 2007 – a year of achievements, milestones and accolades. We welcome you to our family of SNEC to serve you better tomorrow.

In 2016 the college was accredited by NAAC for the second time in the second cycle.