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Sahibganj College is one of the premier constituent college of S.K.M.University Dumka (Jharkhand). The district of Sahibganj is situated approximately between 240 42’ north and 250 21’ north latitude and between 87 25’ and 87 54’ east longitude. Sahibganj is the administrative headquarter of the district. It is situated on the bank of the river Ganges at 25 15’ latitude and 87O 25’ longitude . The College has an area of 29 Bigha 16 Katha 9 Dhur(10 Acre appx.) The college was established in the year 1951 .It is one of the reputed college of the university as well as the Jharkhand state. It is imparting education from Degree to PG level. Besides this, there is also provision for teaching in B.Ed., BCA. In 2002 IGNOU center was established in this campus. In 2006 B.Ed. teaching was established in this college. While BCA was started in 2009. Now,the college has started teaching in BBA, Library & Information Sciences , Certificate as well as Diploma courses in Computer Science.

The college campus has seven blocks : Administrative block ( Vidya Bhawan) , Arts Block , Science Block , Multi-purpose Examination Hall ,Veer Kunwar Singh Bhawan ,Old B.Ed. Block, New B.Ed. Block and a Cycle shed.

There are three boys welfare hostels, one girls welfare hostel and eight teachers quarter in the campus .The college campus also has a Post Office, Bank, ATM and one Health center . Sahibganj College is situated in tribal dominated belt. Tribals are mostly educationally as well as economically backward .It is the only college in the district with P.G teaching facility in different Arts and science subjects. The college has a rich library housed in a old building .The number of books in college library is about Thirty Five thousand including encyclopedia and journals. The college plans to construct, boys common room, girls common room, chambers for all Heads of Departments ,Indoor stadium etc. However e- library is required for students and teachers so that they may remain acquainted with the latest development in academic field. Most of the teachers are also engaged in research work. They have to go to other states for consulting literature and latest advancement in concerned academic field in library. Keeping these facts in mind the college administration has planned for construction of e – library which will fulfill the requirements of both students and teachers. Government is also laying emphasis on the skill development of the youth , Teaching of vocational courses like BBA, BCA, Library Science and Computer courses will provide an opportunity for developing skill of unemployed youth . The college proposes to construct E LIBRARY , BCA,MCA, laboratory and class rooms. DPR of G+1 for above plans has been prepared and was sent for necessary approval to RUSA. As per DPR the new building is being built at the cost of Rs. 70,00,000/- . Besides this, the college proposes to renovate all old building such as Arts Block, Science Block, Old B.Ed Building and Teachers quarter etc. The total cost of renovation of Old Building comes to about Rs. 70, 00,000 /- as per the estimate of the Architect .RUSA has granted an amount of Rs. Two crore for infrastructural development of this college .In first infrastructural an amount of Rs. Thirty eight lac has been released as infrastructural grant to this college .The college has already utilized the amount. The utilization certificate has already been sent to RUSA.

Keeping in view, the skill development of youth and students, the college is also planning to start Commerce teaching in near future. The student of this college have excelled in the field of Arts, Science, Politics and Civil Services. Teaching of vocational courses will generate employment for student/youth.

Institutional Background / Facility details

Sahibganj college , Sahibganj possess Administrative Block G+1 Arts Block G+1 Science Block G+1 B.Ed Block G+2 ,Multipurpose Examination Hall ( Nandan Bhawan ) , Veer Kunwar Singh Bhawan where present Library is located .Boys Common Room , Girls Common Room, Health Centre with one full time ANM &one part time physician is also available. A Branch of S.B.I with two ATM and sub Post office are also located in the campus. A Computer Lab with internet facility is also available .College is also possessing playground & a beautiful garden .Toilet for boys and girls are also available. Cycle shade & guard room are also available in campus. For possessing drinking water facility to staff & students , two water chiller & 8 Kent has also been installed.

Courses Offered

College offers U.G and P.G course in different Science and Arts subjects. U.G courses are taught in 17 subjects namely Hindi ,English, Urdu, Santhali, Maithili, Sanskrit ,History, Political Science, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy ,Physics, Chemistry ,Botany, Zoology ,Geology and Mathematics. Post graduate courses are offered in eleven subjects viz History, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Hindi, English, Urdu, Santhali , Philosophy , Physics and Chemistry.

Number Of Staff And Students

There are thirty permanent teachers, one Principal , ten clerks and 21 class four employees in the college.

Apart from this about 20 teaching contractual staff are also working in this college. There are also Seven Non-teaching Contractual staff working in this college.

Presently, about 4000 Boys and Girls are studying in this college.