Bdc Prospectus 2021-2022



PROSPECTUS 2021-2022    

MOTTO: “ Aim at the Summit of Knowledge”.

        Bijanbari Degree College is a Government aided institution founded on 4th November 1995 and affiliated to the University of North Bengal. The institution is located at Bijanbari, 30 kilometers west of Darjeeling at an altitude of 2500 feet and has several approach routes from Darjeeling.Situated against a backdrop of lush green and charming hills in a calm and peaceful ambience at the base of Chungthung tea garden at the bank of river ChhotaRangit with beautiful Bijanbari town on the other side of the river, the College has two campuses the other being at BijanbariKainjaley road. As visualised by the founders, the institution with a rural background, caters the provision of higher education to students from rural as well as urban areas and the neighbouring state of Sikkim. Known as Darjeeling Pulbazar developmental block, Bijanbari is a large developmental area, popular for its agricultural produce and especially for its proximity to the famous tourist destination Sandakphu on one side and the world’s highest railway station Ghoom, on the other.    


        The vision of the College is to develop and motivate the students of higher learning towards becoming a dignified citizen who can significantly contribute to the progress of the mother nation. We visualise to provide students of rural as well as urban background an environment of equal opportunity in education and in the development of personality and leadership quality to walk together in the mainstream of the nation.   


        The mission of the College is to:
        • To provide an exemplary environment, infrastructure and ambiance to higher learning.
        • To provide instruction and training in the desired course of the university catering the quality of potentiality and professionalism in career              in this highly competitive age.       
        • To provide an opportunity of all-round development and dissemination of knowledge empowering them values of social, cultural,                          economic and environmental prosperity.       
        • To guide the learners towards being an intellectual property of the society.


        • To provide students quality degree   education in Arts, Science, Commerce and applied subjects as facilitated by the university.
        • To provide students relevant knowledge in innovation and creativity along with the normal curriculum.
        • To provide effective resource management for the development of education and training as required by the students and institution.
        • To make them understand the facts of life and promote positive attitude in daily activities through education.
        • To guide them to employment and earn livelihood in the desirable environment.


        The management and administration of the College is the responsibility of the Governing Body. The Governing Body is constituted as per the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Act, 2017 and the statute of the University of North Bengal. The present Governing Body is constituted with the following members:   

Sl. No.NamesDesignationRepresentative
1.Mrs. Shanta Chhetri President Govt. Nominee
2. Dr R. B. Bhujel Secretary Principal
3. Mr. Saran Lama Member Govt. Nominee
4. Mr. Shiva Sharma Member DPI Nominee
5. Mr. Yogesh Khati Member University Nominee
6. Mrs. Shashi Doma Bhutia MemberUniversity Nominee
7.Ms. Norkey W Yolmo Member Teacher Representative
8.           Mr. Adit Pariyar Member Teacher Representative
9. Mr. Rabi Ali Member Teacher Representative
10. Mr. Suren Pradhan Member NTS Representative
11. name awaiting Member Student Representative

Principal:              Dr. R. B. Bhujel


        1.Mr. Prakash Bardewa, Asst Professor - HOD       
        2. Mr. Sujan Subba - SACT
        3. Mr. Yuvaraj Chhetri - SACT
        4. Mr Karna B  Chhetri - SACT


        1.Ms. Norkey W Yolmo, Asst Professor -` HOD
        2. Mrs. Manisha Subba -SACT


        1.Mr. Rabi Ali, Asst Professor - HOD
        2. Mr. Gautam Lama - SACT
        3. Mr. Rinchen Lepcha - SACT


    Political Science   

        1. Dr Aswant Katwal, Asst Professor - HOD
        2. Mrs. Bhawana Rai -SACT       
        3. Ms. Priyanka Mukhia - SACT
        4. Mr. Graph Dorjee Sherpa - SACT


1.Mr. Adit Pariyar , Asst Professor - HOD


1.Mr. Sanjeev Tamang, SACT - HOD


1.Mrs. Kalpana Pradhan ,SACT - HOD


1. Mrs. Sumita Lama, Lib Assistant


        1. Mr. Suren Pradhan- Head Clerk
        2. Mr.  Donald Lepcha- Accountant
        3. Mr. Hemant Kr Pradhan- Cashier
        4. Mr. Naren Pradhan - Gr D staff
        5. Mrs. Chunu Singh Gahatraj- Gr D staff
        6. Mr. Rinku Agarwal - Guard       
        7. Mr. Nima Tamang -Karma Bandhu


The College offers BA degree honours and programme courses as follows:

    BA Honours   

        1. Nepali Honours
        2. English Honours
        3. History Honours
        4. Political Science Honours

    BA Programme    

        Nepali, English, History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology and Education   


        1. All admissions will be conducted ONLINE as per notice given in the College website       
        2. Admissions in Honours programme and Programme courses will be conducted strictly on merit basis and availability of seats.       

        3. A student is eligible for admission to BA Honours programme and BA Programme Course on passing Higher Secondary Examination conducted by West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or examinations conducted by Indian School Certificate (ISC) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any other board recognized as equivalent provided he/she has passed in at least four subjects with English as compulsory subject excluding Environmental studies/Environmental science/Environmental Education.       
        4. A candidate will not be allowed to take any subject if he/she has failed in the corresponding subject at Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) or other examinations recognized as equivalent by the University.       
        5. Students passing qualifying examinations in vocational course will be allowed to take programme course subject to fulfilment of other criteria.       
        6. Students passing from boards other than West Bengal Board of HS Education shall have to produce migration certificates.       
        7. Reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC A/OBC B and persons with disabilities will be maintained as per relevant GOs and subsequent amendments.        
        8. Eligibility for admission to Honours programme:
        55% in aggregate
        50% in aggregate with 60% marks in the subject in the qualifying examinations. For students belonging to SC/ST categories the minimum marks for eligibility shall be 5% less on aggregate.       
        It is important for intending candidates to go through the Admission notice published by the Principal in the College website announcing the different dates and schedule of admission process.   


        There are six semesters in three years degree course with six months for a semester.     University examinations are conducted at the end of each semester i.e. usually in the months of June (even semesters)    and December (odd semesters). The internal assessments will be conducted by the College and de4partmental    assignments are mandatory for students. The University will prepare results in the form of Cumulative Grade    Points Average (CGPA).   

1.  Admission Form NilNil
2. Tuition Fees@ Rs.50 or 75 pm  Rs. 600Rs. 900
3 . Admission/ Annual Fee Rs. 1500 Rs. 1500
4. Development Fee  Rs. 1500  Rs. 1500
5. Library  Rs. 350 Rs. 350
6 . Library ID  Rs. 100 Rs. 100 
7 . Games and Sports Rs. 100 Rs. 100
8. Registration (University)Rs. 200 Rs. 200 
9. Reserve Fund  Rs. 600  Rs. 600
10. Co-Curricular ActivitiesRs. 200  Rs. 200 
11. Caution Money  Rs. 200 Rs. 200
TOTAL Rs. 5350.00 Rs. 5650.00



        National Service Scheme (NSS) under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India was launched in Gandhiji’s birth centenary year 1969 in 37 Universities involving 40,000 student members with primary focus on development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities of 42(+2) senior secondary councils and directorate of vocational education all over the nation. Since its inception more than 3.75crores of students from Universities, Colleges and institutions of higher learning have benefitted from NSS activities as student volunteers. Taking this spirit wholeheartedly, the NSS unit of Bijanbari Degree College is fairly active in organizing awareness programmes and other social activities for the benefit of students (Girls & Boys) as well as the people of the programme areas. The students of the College have the opportunity to participate in NSS under guidance of Programme Officer.    


        Bijanbari Degree College was founded and established on 4th November 1995. The College observes the foundation day every year not only to mark the occasion with pride but also to express our words of gratitude to all the members and representatives of this region whose concerted and untiring effort made existence of this College possible. The day is also observed to thank the respected citizens and representatives who have contributed to the development of the institution bringing it to the present shape. The Principal, staff, students and the guardians participate in union to celebrate the occasion where in, the annual report of the institution is placed.   


        1. The College offers 18 classrooms which in the present academic programmes are sufficient for teaching learning process.
        2. The College has a semi automated Library with more than 1000 titles and reading room.
        3. There are separate Common rooms for Boys and Girls.
        4. At the top floor of main building the College has a multipurpose spacious auditorium with required facilities
        5. For indoor games there is a double badminton court with accommodation to table tennis.
        6. The College being located in a flat land it has an open compound, a football ground and volleyball court.


        1. The College provides visual and smart classrooms in addition to normal classrooms.
        2. The pandemic Covid 19 has compelled the institution to conduct online and virtual classes for students. The College being located in a rural area with limited resources the College organizes additional online support to keep students informed.
        3. The College provides free Wi fi for students.
        4. The College at its front and back has fairly manageable garden. The Eco Club and NSS units take care of environmental green management of the compound.
        5. With a view to moving towards excellence day by day on management and academic matters the College has a students’ feedback system and provides them with counselling and guidance.
        6. Students sometimes may not be able to express their problems properly. The students can also use grievance and Redressal box provided in the College to place their grievances in writing.
        The box is opened by the Principal every day.   


        Designing of daily general activities of the college is an important aspect of management. The activities of Bijanbari Degree College are as follows:   


        1. An orientation programme is conducted for freshers students batch on the first day of the commencement of session.
        2. The College opens at 9am every day.
        3. The class hours are 9.45am to 4.15pm
        4. The semester being a six month session, the class teaching schedule is very tight and the students are expected to adhere to it strictly.       
        5. As per the rules of the University 75% attendance in each subject is compulsory failing which the students will not be allowed to appear in the Semester examination of the University.       
        6. Students having completed their classes are not allowed to leave the campus before 2pm. In case of emergencies permission should be sought from the departmental authorities.       
        7. Libraries are established for growth of knowledge and information of the readers. Students should make advantageous use of College library.       
        8. Leave of absence must be requested from the proper College authority as instructed by the Principal.       
        9. Guardians will be informed in case of a student who remains absent for 3 continuous days without information to the College.       
        10. Internal assessment examination and assignment works are compulsory activities and the performances will be carried on to the University semester examinations.       
        11. Co curricular activities such as Seminars, debates, Sports & athletics, cultural programmes are organized in the College as per specified routine.       
        12. Ragging is strictly prohibited in the College. Anti ragging squad of the institution will supervise and maintain necessary discipline in classrooms. Any activity on line will be liable to punishment. Annexure I & II of UGC regulations should be concisely filled in and signed by the students and guardians.       
        13. Use of mobile phones inside the classrooms/College is not permitted except when so instructed by the teacher.       
        14. All queries and grievances will be addressed by the Principal.   


        Instructions of the Government with regard to Covid 19 protocols should strictly be adhered to, in all outdoor activities.   


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