By tradition in its origin education is boundless as the sea. Since the Vedic era to till date education is continuing and adopting all the eternal, traditional & modern aspects. In our India public education system was started many years ago and from the ancient toll culture it has been converted to School, College and University based modern education system. Without the cultivation of education no society can exist for a long.
academic monger of Panikhali & its nearby area were in a motto to establish a Govt. Aided General Degree College at Panikhali. After many sacrifices & communications lastly in 15th june 2007 they had succeeded to establish “Pritilata Mahila Mahavidyalaya”, for the education of girls’ students by getting the affiliation from University of Kalyani. The college is named after Pritilata Waddedar (1911-1932) a Bengali revolutionary Nationalist who dedicated her life at the age of 21 for the freedom movement of the nation. The brave lady is an ideal a beacon of light for women. Inspired by the ideals of this distinguished lady, the initial mission of the college was to encourage the empowerment of women only through higher education & social consciousness. Thus, the college was named as ‘Pritilata Mahila Mahavidyalaya’. But the idealism, & dedication of this patriotic young woman ( for the Indian independence movement) is not limited for the inspiration of women only , it has a vast ray to pave the way for all.
At 2011, the status of the college has been changed as Co-ed & the name of the college is changed as ‘Pritilata Waddedar Mahavidyalaya’. Now, our mission is to flourish in the academic field by providing quality education, comprehending the training of the mind , heart & body & to encourage the empowerment of all type of students (Boys & Girls) , so that they can establish their opinion with authority and position.
As there was not any college within 15 kilometers (approx) of area there was a serious need of the college at this locality. The support of local villagers & academic mongers as well as from different Govt. Department helped a lot to overcome many obstacles to establish this college. Initially, the classes were organized at Jugal Kishore S. S. Sikhyatan. After that with the financial aid from Rajyasabha M.P Khabiruddin Ahammed and local M.L.A Dabendranath Biswas the college’s own building & infrastructure was developed. In the year 2009, the classes and administrative work was shifted to the present premises. Many local people helped the college with donations & support a lot.
After 2014, the 2nd phase of infrastructural development started in the college. Local M.L.A & the Ex president of the Organizing Committee of the college Mr. Samir kumar Poddar had extended his helping hands toward the college providing drinking water facility, boundary wall , class room & many other supports in the administrative aspect. Also, we are bound to acknowledge the active co- operation of our hon’ble M.P Dr. Tapas Kumar Mandal. A grant of Rs. 10 lakh from M.P Lad for constructing the 1st floor in the college had uplifted the Primary School structure of this college. Apart from this, S.D.O, Ranaghat –Sri Prasenjit Chakraborty, D.D.O of this college, B. D.O, Ranaghat-II –Smt. Silpi Sinha, youth officer, Jugal kishore Gram Panchayet, BL&LRO, Zilla Parisad & many other departments & well- wishers, DPI, Jt DPI, Higher education department, Govt. of West Bengal, University of Kalyani & many other sectors are helping us continuously monetarily or in other ways.
In its beginning, the classes were taken by part-time teachers as well as some guest teachers in Bengali, English, History, Political Science and Philosophy. Whereas official work was done by the members of the Organizing Committee and temporary non-teaching staff. There was not any whole time lecturer, principal or non teaching staff. However, after many communication to the concerned departments as well as Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal, The college had appointed non-teaching staff in 2011 and also got the co-education status in the same year. After that in the year 2013 -2014 the college got permission from the University of Kalyani to start new course of Honours in Bengali and History. In the year 2014, the college also got two Assistant Professors in Political Science & Bengali. In August 2015, the first Principal of this college had joined.
Gradually, in 2016 & 2017 the Assistant Professor in Philosophy & the Assistant Professor in English had joined this college. Four Guest Lecturers in different subjects had been appointed by the college. Thus, a family of teachers, non- teaching staff (seven members) & students [500(approx)] has been formed where bonding is the main capital.
The library, office automation as well as infrastructure development is in the process to develop the College rapidly. The college had installed ‘COSA’ software in 2014. At present the Drawing & Disbursing officer (D.D.O) of the college is the honorable S.D.O, Ranaghat, Nadia. The college has sufficient carpet area of 17 Bigha for its infrastructure development and naturally holds a very nice refreshing environment. There is a large pond in the college which explore the natural beauty as well as asset of the college. Last year the college had to introduced three new subjects ----Eng (Hons), Education (Gen), & Physical Education (Gen). In the coming session Education (Hons) & Sanskrit (Gen) Subject will be introduced.
Also, we have introduced post graduate courses in Bengali, English, History & Education subjects under Open & Distance learning centre, where study materials can be obtained( free of cost) along with the valuable Lecturer of experts.
At present the college plays a vital role in education as well as in social activities (N.S.S) in the Panikhali and its nearby locality. Also it has many plans & eagerness of the college to be a famous and effective as a modern institution. This is the motto, dream and duty of us to distribute the light of education, culture to the society for the better development of our country& for this we have miles to go……….