Dr. Bobby Mahanta
ANNALS OF ESTABLISHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Balurghat B.Ed. College is situated in the district town of Dakshin Dinajpur which is a border district and backward region of West Bengal. The area is agro-based and rural with scenic beauty, where economic activity varies with the variation of agricultural productions. The reminiscence unfolds the historical facts that the independence of India led the formation of East Pakistan and hence the partition of Bengal caused exodus of huge Hindu population from the then East Pakistan to India. Notwithstanding, the loss of valuable property, profitable business and profession, the Hindus left the then East Pakistan and entered India to get settlement. Balurghat being a border town, the growth rate of population rose from five thousand to 50 thousand in the year of Independence. As a result, along with, manifold economic problems, education figured a crisis process. The people of Balurghat had deeply felt the needs of a B.Ed. College, since independence in 1947 for unemployed, untrained educated youths. The Balurghat B.Ed. College was established on 07.07.2004. Balurghat B.Ed. College is a non-profit, unaided self-financing Institution. The college is recognized by National Council for Teacher Education, Govt. of India (Vide Regional director, ERC,NCTE, Bhubaneshwar's order no. E R C/7 - 67.10.4/2006/2226 dated July 31, 2006) and approved by the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal (vide Deputy Secretary, Higher Education Department, C.S.Branch, Govt. of West Bengal, memo no. 1160.Edn(cs) dated-23.12.2004) and affiliated to the University of North Bengal (vide Inspector of College, University of North Bengal's order no.113/76/Insp-2004 dated-26.07.2004) and to the University of Gour Banga. The B.Ed. College has been running with a large number of highly educated and well experienced teachers with requisite qualifications as per NCTE norms. The M.Ed. course be launched from the session 2017-2019 under The West Bengal University of Teachers' Training, Education Planning and Administration, 25/2, 25/3, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata- 700019.