About Alumni Association
Midnapore College Alumni Association is official alumnus society of Midnapore College, Midnapore, West Bengal. This Association is Govt Registered (Reg No: 5/1L/86051 of 2011-12 under Certificate of Registration of Societies, West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961) Society and started its journey in 1988.
The purpose of the association is to foster a spirit of loyalty and to promote the general welfare of our organization. Alumni association exist to support the parent organization’s goals, and to strengthen the ties between alumni, the community, and the parent organization.
Alumni Association was founded with the vision to maintain a life-long connection between the Institute and its alumni. In collaboration with an extremely dedicated life members and volunteers, the Alumni Association works to connect alumni, support students and build an unforgetable Institute experience through a diversity of events, programming and services.
The mission of the Association has always been to foster strong bonds between alumni, students and the Institute, to keep alumni informed, and create a network enabling them to remain engaged with their alma mater and help shape it's future through the Association's programmes and services.
The college’s alumni are its lasting legacy and strongest voice. Finding new ways to build an engaged membership base is an integral task of the Association. Joining Midnapore College Alumni Association is one of the easiest ways to reconnect, give back to the Institute, and serve as a springboard for further development and enrichment of its legacy.
History of Association
Midnapore College has been carrying on a glorious past, flourishing present and keeps far reaching prospective future in the fields of National movement, Cultural heritage and academic activities.
The first practical attempt to build a forum for the ex-students was in 1960s. Unfortunately, there is no recorded history of such attempt prior to this. But it has been traced that the college has a tradition of inviting an eminent ex-student as chief or special guest on the foundation day celebration function every year. However, during 1965 an attempt was made to organize the ex-students and that attempt had been continuing for two or three years. The initiative was mainly taken from the time of Sri Prodosh Kumar Bandopadhayay, now retired I.R.S. Officer, Sri Pritam Prasad Roy, Head of the Dept. of Physics, Viswabharati University, Prof Manik Prasad Bhakat, retired Professor and Sri Ajoy Kumar Chowdhuri, retired Librarian of this College . During the formation of Alumni Association of the college Bengal luminaries like Utpal Dutta, Shambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra were present and they staged certain unforgettable snaps of some dramas in the Re-union.
Unfortunately, there was a transient ebb on the first euphoria of reunion of students mainly for financial crisis and also for the dearth of workers for the purpose. With its frail attempt the association began working and made its existence palpable by voicing forth the demand for establishing a B. Ed. College in Midnapore town. The then Secretary and President of the association were Prof Kumaresh Ghosh and Late Prof Sripati De respectively. Then followed a lean period of eight to ten years. Customary presence of the eminent ex-students as special guests continued. But one urge for a permanent organiztion of the ex-student was increasingly felt.
In 1987 a fresh attempt was made to reorganize the Alumni Association. This was possible at the initiative of the then Principal who was also an ex-student of the college, Sri Mukul Ranjan Roy, Prof Sudhansu Sekhar Pahari and Prof Jagabandhu Adhikari who infused energy into this organization at that time and added an impetus to it. An ad hoc committee was formed of those who convened the first general meeting on the basis of membership drive. A large number of ex-students became life members. Then a new committee comprised President, Vice President, Secretary and an executive committee. In the Annual General Meeting a constitution prepared by Prof Jagabandhu Adhikari, Head of the Dept of Political Science was accepted. The committee laid down a clear perspective of its aims and objectives. It aimed at academic development of the students and demanded for a Medical College in this town, Law College and an Engineering College in the undivided district of Midnapore. It continued its effort to introduce Post-Graduate courses in Midnapore College .It realized for the first time the need for a permanent bond with the college authority and made provision for it by electing Principal as the Ex- officio President of the Alumni Association. The appeal of the Association to receive help from the outgoing students who would pay Rs. 10/- each to its fund was accepted by the College Governing Body. This amount being regularly accepted helped to build permanent fund which in turn is now offered for the betterment of the College in various ways.
Midnapore College Alumni Association has at present more than five hundred life members and more than one hundred fifty annual members. The number of involved alumnus is too large to count as huge number of students is leaving the college every year after their graduation. The vibrant presence of the Association is to be felt in its Annual General Meeting, biennial election, publication of booklet every year, presentation or gifts to the alumnus. The role of the association in celebrating the 125th foundation year of the college is commendable and needs to be mentioned specially. Actually speaking that function had been very successful due to the participation of the alumnus.
The Association constructed a commemorative gate dedicated on that occasion in a befitting manner. The rainbow arch cast a splendour upon the outward appearance of the college thus additing to its general gait.
Midnapore College Alumni Association concentrates its energies on holding the annual reunion of the students. The preparation starts two months ahead of its date.
The Association of a college like ours must bridge the gap between the past and the present and steer firmly for the days to come. It needs the vibrant presence of more youths with energy and passion. We look forward to the bright days to come with supportive gestures from all well-wishers and alliances of this historic Institution.