Introduction

Lady Brabourne College, with its lush green lawns and gardens opposite the Park Circus Maidan is one of the premier Institutions for women's education in India. Established by the Government of Bengal in July 1939 and named after the wife of Lord Brabourne, the Governor of Bengal till February 1939, the college made a humble beginning with 35 Muslim students and 9 faculty members in a rented house in Park Circus. The foundation stone of the building in which it is presently housed was laid on 26th August 1939 by Sir J. Woodhead the then Governor of Bengal. Ever since the college has expanded structurally and academically earning the reputation of having an excellent academic environment.

The college has a dedicated and sincere faculty for whom the academic interests of the students are of utmost importance and can boast of consistently excellent results in the University examinations, far surpassing the University average. So while no compromises are made in so far as teaching is concerned the teachers are always ready to support and encourage the students in other activities as well. A cordial yet informal teacher-student relationship exists creating an atmosphere conducive to all-round progress while also laying emphasis on overall personality development. Seminars and Workshops are an integral part of the departmental activities and renowned academicians and statesmen have found it pleasurable to associate themselves with the proceedings of this college. Most of the teachers are engaged in research work at the doctoral and post- doctoral levels furthering their own education simultaneously. At present several U.G.C. sponsored research projects are underway in different departments. In the Geography, Microbiology, Zoology and Physics departments research scholars are employed in Ph.D programs under the guidance of faculty members.

Administration

Accreditation

  • NAAC- The college was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2006 and re-accredited in 2014 with an A grade.
  • RUSA-The Rashtriya Uchhatara Shiksha Abhiyan grant was received by the College in 2015.
  • CPE- The College was selected as a college for potential for excellence in 2010. Under this the college received a grant of 1 crore which was the maximum amount to be received by any college.
  • CPE Phase II- The college was again selected as a college for potential for excellence Phase II (CPE Phase II) in 2016. Under this the college received a grant of 1.5 crore which once again was the maximum amount to be received by any college. Lady Brabourne College was the only college in West Bengal to receive this honour.
  • DBT STAR - The college was selected as a Star college by Department of Bio Technology (DBT), Government of India in 2012. It was selected as a DBT Star College again the the year 2017.
  • DBT BOOST- DBT BOOST grants have been received by the Department of Microbiology in 2014 and in the year 2016 and by the Department of Botany, Chemistry and Zoology in 2017 from the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and the Department of Bio Technology, Government of West Bengal.
  • FIST - The college was awarded the Fund for the Improvement of Science and Technology (FIST) by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India in 2010.