This citadel of learning named after the medieval poet of Humanity, Chandidas, was founded in 1972 at the village of Khujutipara under Nanoor police station in the district of Birbhum with a motto of imparting higher education to the rural youth.
It grew out of the long-standing desire of the people of this underdeveloped area for higher education. It was almost impossible for the local students, coming largely from economically and socially backward classes, to attend the college either at Bolpur or Katwa as commuters. Realising their plight, some educationists struggled hard to establish this college, defying all odds, mostly financial. The sapling they planted has now branched out in many directions, now blossoming forth with colours and fragrance.
The college stands nearly midway between Burdwan and Suri (Via Khujutipara) and between Burdwan and Berhampure (Via Khujutipara).
The College breathes natural air of human relations among students and the staff beyond the boundary that prides in it.
The College facilitates the students to take-up their desired course to cope with the changing academic scenario. In addition to this college strives to promote and develop their employability skill in the changing global atmosphere including women empowerment. The curriculum at the Degree level and the teaching learning programme followed by the college is under the regulation of the University of Burdwan. In addition to the various subjects offered by the college in the different streams (Arts, Science and Commerce), it also offers NSS & NCC programmes (both for girls & boys). As a part of Extra Curricular activities the wing of Games and Sports and Cultural activities are also very active to Remedial coaching classes, coaching classes for entry in services along-with career and counselling program have been running to provide added academic support to the students of the college. Besides, college is going to open up of has planned to introduce self financed some job oriented courses with the technical assistance of outside agents like-Paramedical (certificate course), Multimedia, Mobile repairing etc.
The college has been accredited by NAAC in 2011, 2016 and 2023.
Founded in 1972, Chandidas Mahavidyalaya is one of the oldest educational institutions in the Birbhum district with an exemplary academic record. Originally it conceived with the specific intent of bringing higher education within the reach of the local residents in the adjacent villages. The college has since its inception steadily evolved in terms of its human and infrastructural resources. Generations of students have been privileged to be a part of the illustrious history of this college. Now it’s your turn. Be a part of this institution!