College History

Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya, affiliated to the University of Calcutta, started its journey on 8th October 1986.

The college is named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army (the ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ / ‘Free India Army’) honouring the indomitable spirit of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose whose legacy is an inspiration to all. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had a well-considered view on education in India. He believed that the primary role of a college education is to acquire intellectual discipline and a critical frame of mind. According to him the goal of higher education in India should be to create a system that enables students to gain practical knowledge and apply their knowledge in real life. His belief that education should include arts and crafts echoes in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 which emphasizes multidisciplinary learning encompassing academic and vocational streams.

Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya is the only one in Domjur Block which is the largest block in the Howrah District of West Bengal spreading across an area of 97.3 sq. km. situated at a distance of 17 km from District Headquarter. The location of the college is ideal for an educational institution. It is far enough from the hub of overpopulated areas and yet easily accessible by bus and rail. As the College is located beside the Howrah – Amta Road, the facility of regular bus service can be availed of to reach the College. Hence students from the adjoining regions of the Howrah district come here for higher education.

At present the College imparts Major / Honours Programmes in English, Bengali, Geography, History and Education and Multi-Disciplinary / General Programmes in English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Education, Philosophy, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, History, Political Science and B. Com. The College is committed to provide quality education at the undergraduate level to students irrespective of caste, creed, religious and gender. The mission of the college is to enable the students to live fruitful lives and make meaningful contributions to the community. The vision of our college is to reach out to the vast hinterland and rejuvenate the young minds with the message enshrined in the Rig Veda – śraddhāvān labhate jñānam – “The reverent attains wisdom.” This is in itself is a difficult task as it requires the active co-operation of all the stakeholders – the students, teachers and the non-teaching staff, and the community at large – and their commitment to maintain an atmosphere of academic integrity within the campus, and at the same time, be conscious of their social responsibility, outside the boundary of the institution.

From a humble beginning the College has made a slow but steady progress. The College is aware of the necessity to get itself assessed by the expert team of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution under the University Grants Commission. For us NAAC is a guardian of quality in Higher Education and its assessment provides the occasion to assess our own strengths and weaknesses and also gives us a guideline for the future growth of the institution. The college has entered the accreditation process and hopes to get itself evaluated in the near future.

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Address: Howrha-Amta Road, Domjur, Howrha, WB – 711405, India

(033) 2670-0838

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