Midnapore College

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Midnapore College (), established in 1873 under the affiliation of the University of Calcutta and with the status of government-sponsored college in 1956, is the oldest and most renowned of all the colleges in the undivided district of Midnapore. It played the pioneering role in the spread of higher education and also in the Freedom Movement of India. The past of the college is a saga of meritorious services to all walks of life. Under the aegis of the British Government the college began disseminating Western education in the interest of rational and scientific education which was led by Raja Rammohan Roy. The college became a part and parcel of Bengal Renaissance. Midnapore Collegiate School is in the close vicinity of the college. Khudiram Bose, India's first martyr during the freedom movement against the British, was from Midnapore city and was a student of Midnapore Collegiate School. The Freedom Movement was greatly influenced by the Midnapore college teachers too. Three teachers of the College – Tarak Das Ghosh, Thakopada Biswas and Binoy Jiban Ghosh – were dismissed from service for their involvement in the Freedom Movement during 1933. In 1985, the college's affiliation changed from Calcutta University to Vidyasagar University. There are two different section running in the college, morning section and day section. The campus area of the college is .

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This college started as a school in 1836 and later in 1873 it was handed over to the then-British...
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