Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College has a brilliant history to boast of. It was formerly known as Victoria College. As a seat of learning, it has a glorious past. As Coochbehar has a legacy of education since an eon, this college is sure to have a memory-trove to cash in on, no doubt. Way back in 1888, Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, who was an enthusiast in expanding learning in this region, built this college in the bustling central hub of the town of Coochbehar.
The first Principal of this College was J.D. Goodley and the first Indian who graced the chair of the Principal was erudite Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal. For eighteen long years (1896-1913) he was at the helm of the affairs of this College. An ardent lover of books, this scholarly Principal was also a perfect academician and administrator. Under the aegis of Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal, the College had provisions for teaching post graduate courses in English Language and Literature and Philosophy. Even Law formed an appendage to it. After the merger of Coochbehar Princely State with India, The Government of West Bengal took up the responsibility of running this institution. Thus this College earned the status of a Government College.
Acharaya Brojendra Nath Seal College (A B N Seal College) formerly Known as Victoria College has a glorious past. It is founded by his highness Maharaja Nipendra Narayan Bhup Bahadur, the Raja of Prince listed Cooch Behar. The date of its holy birth is in 15th June, 1888. Since then it is enmarked as site of learning in North Bengal along with a portion of greater Bengal as well as North east India.
The goal of this college is to create socially responsible citizen with academic excellence by blending traditional values of education with modernity. To achieve this goal the college continuously strives towards-
Therefore, A B N Seal College extensively involved to nourish, to uphold, to uplift and to enrich the field of higher education in society. The officer in charge seeks whole hearted cooperation from each of the stakeholders to achieve its goal and continue its service in society.
-Dr. Bimal Kumar Saha
Admission to the NCC is open to all students of the College. Every year cadets pass the NCC "B" and "C" certificate examinations. They attend various NCC camps in West Bengal and outside as part of the NCC programmes. They also participate in Republic Day parade in New Delhi every year. From 2004-2008 sixty cadets have been employed in defense services.
Memorial lectures are organized for the benefit of the students in each department. This activity brings a reputed luminary of a particular discipline to face to the students of the departments, where he/she lectures on relevant issues within the field of the students' academic curriculum.
This activity, like the Student Project activity, is meant for advanced learners.
The College arranges for a tour of advanced and meritorious students to reputed institutes for a first hand practical knowledge and necessary research experience in both science and humanity disciplines.
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