HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
The need and essence of commerce education for all-round growth and development of a society does not require too much emphasis and explanation. Keeping this fact in view and the initiative taken by some noted personalities and educationists led by the Founder Principal Late J.R Sengupta, "Jiaganj College of Commerce" was established on August 01, 1962. The college started its functioning in the evening shift in the premises of the neighbouring Sripat Singh College and imparted education for B.Com (Pass) course.
In 1973, the college was shifted to the present premises. It was made possible by the generous contribution extended by a benevolent local landlord Late Sripat Singh Dugar and thus the college got a new independent set-up. The affiliating University, University of Calcutta conferred affiliation up to Honours course in B.Com (Accountancy). The college then started its activities as a Day College and it was renamed as "Rani Dhanya Kumari College of Commerce" in the name of Late Rani Dhanya Kumari, the wife of Late Sripat Singh Dugar.
At present, a small but decent campus is located in a pollution-free tranquil environment far from the madding crowd with the lush green outfield covering a vast area of its own.
To cater to the growing need of the neighbouring areas the college authority opened B.A. (Pass) course in Degree level with some non-traditionaJ subjects alofig with the traditional subjects from 1995-96 academic session.
After opening Arts stream the University of Calcutta urged to change the name of the college and, accordingly, the college has been re-named as "Rani Dhanya Kumari College".
As per notification of the Govt. of West Bengal, dt. 26.04.99 the college has been affiliated to the University of Kalyani from the academic session 1999-2000.
Honours courses in Bengali, English and Sociology along with a General course in Physical Education were introduced from 2002-2003 academic session.
In order to cope up with the ever-growing demand of large number of students of neighbouring areas the college authority in the recent past, introduced Honours courses in Political Science, History and Geography.
The college has a modern office with computer facility, automatic photocopy machine and fax machine. For better and effective management of the college office, it has been divided into two sections-Accounts & Cash Section, and General Section.
The salient feature of this institution lies in its healthy tradition of maintaining a cordial relationship between the teacher and the taught and so also with the office staff. The results of the college is highly satisfactory.
Since its inception the college has been blooming and flourishing in terms of ever-growing enrolment strength and imparting quality education.