Vidyanagar College is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It is located on the road joining Amtala and Budge Budge to Bishnupur, Block-II in the District of South 24-Parganas, some thirty kilometres away from Esplanade, the administrative and commercial hub of the city of Kolkata. The college, though only a little away from the south-west fringes of the metropolis, is situated entirely in a rural setting amidst lush pastures. The college came into being on 29 July, 1963 as the unflinching zeal and social commitment of visionaries of the locality as late Sri Dhirendranath Bera and late Sri Harendranath Majumder.
Goals and objectives
Throughout the five decades of its existence Vidyanagar College has been striving unstintingly to achieve lofty ideals of human excellence in its own humble way. Goals and objectives, which can be specified as follows :
- To realize the potential inherent in all students by providing them a congenial ambience of growth and fulfilment.
- To impart liberal education to the village community by way of developing the personality of the students to the fullest extent, thereby ensuring all-round growth.
- To inculcate the young minds with a respect for values, social mores and the richness of community life.
The Objective of the College, advancement of learning, strongly manifests the spirit of Education for Empowerment. Accordingly, Vidyanagar College ever since its inception has empowered thousands of young people, particularly those displaced from the erstwhile East Pakistan and also those belonging to the backward communities of the area. The college, in fact, enjoys now the rare distinction of catering to the educational needs of a composite section of young learners belonging to both the urban middle class of the southern suburbs of Kolkata and the rural poor of South Bengal.