Kashipur Michael Madhusudan Mahavidyalaya, a Government-aided, co-educational institution for imparting undergraduate education, was founded in Kashipur (situated about 8 km away from the Adra railway station) in the district of Purulia of West Bengal, on 26 September, 2000, with the sincere help and active cooperation of the people in and around Kashipur. The campus area of the College is 12.3 acres that was taken onlease from the Panchakot Dynasty through BLRO, Kashipur for 99 years. The main building was ceremoniously inaugurated on the 7 January 2001 by then Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Sri Buddhadev Bhattacharya. Till 2011, the College was affiliated to The University of Burdwan; currently it is affiliated to the Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University (SKBU) of Purulia.
In the month of September of 1872 the famous poet, Michael Madhusudan Datta took charge as the Legal Advisor to the Panchakoteraj Estate from Raja Nilmani Singh Deo of Panchakote. Later he was promoted to the prestigious office of the Treasurer. Although the tenure was not all that happy and satisfying to Madhusudan, he obtained within a short time some pleasure and interest in the life of the people living around, as well as the nature and the place itself – the evidence of which could be found in some of his sonnets. As a token of remembrance of the association between the place and the poet, the College was named ‘Kashipur Michael Madhusudan Mahavidyalaya’.
The College started his journey in 2000 under the leadership of Late Prof. Nemailal Dutta. Now it has entered into its sixteenth year with a good number of courses in various streams. It is a Day College, offering undergraduate courses in Arts and Science streams only. At present under the Faculty of Arts the College provides Honours courses (and General courses too); namely, in Bengali, Economics, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology. Apart from the above subjects, the College also provides General course learning in Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Sanskrit and Santali. Under the Faculty of Science we offer General courses in Botany, Chemistry & Zoology (Bio-Science Group) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (Pure science Group).
The College has all other necessary affiliation and recognition from University Grants Commission and Higher Education Department of the State Government. It has always been receiving generous help and cooperation from the people associated with it and also from the people and well-wishers at large as well as eminent personalities of the locality. We hope and believe that this cooperation will go on increasing.
VISION OF THE COLLEGE
To promote good physical and mental health, development of pupils’ attitude and inculcation of the discipline of a responsible citizen and to create a class of intellectually, morally sound and committed citizens, who will become a human resource of high calibre, to cater to the needs of the society and the country as a whole in accordance with our motto “sa vidya ya vimukttaye” means “Knowledge Liberates”.
MISSION OF THE COLLEGE
The opening of the College at Kashipur has been offering invaluable service in regard to the spread of educational opportunity for a large number of prospective students of a comparatively backward district. Their opportunities constitute our aims as follows: