I completed my B.A. Political Science from Gobinda Prasad Mahavidyalaya. It was established in the memory of Gobinda Prasad Singh, a social worker with a noble purpose to extend higher education among poor people. The college is affiliated to the Bankura University. The college basically aims at promoting higher education among weaker people of society and groom them enough to make them hireable and independent.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fee of the college is very much feasible, as the per year fees for B.A. is approximately Rs. 5000. This is so in order to help to make education affordable to weaker sections of the society, and available to all.
College usually takes admission through online procedure. College provides no strict guidelines for the general courses and students just need to pass their school board exams or equivalent examination to be eligible for getting a seat into general courses. However, for Honors courses, students need at least 45% aggregate marks. I got admission into this college very easily because of this, I was provided with forms to fill and asked for documents to evaluate if I am eligible, after that a small portion of the fee was to be submitted apart registration. A 5% relaxation is also offered to reserved candidates in honours cut off.
Some of the senior students were helpful either it being the handover of notes or helping us in any subject related query, they proved to be useful in any case. But some were non-co-operative and unfriendly, to maintain a gap between seniors and juniors.
The principal of the college is Dr Samir Kumar Kar. I have observed that most of the faculty members are well qualified and amazing. They are holding the degree of post-graduation and are often helpful towards the student's growth and provide good guidance and are quite helpful too. The faculty also played a big role in inspiring and making us curious to learn more and more.
College also supports extracurricular activities alongside academics and motivates sportsmanship of the students. The computer labs of college are quite fine but need improvement further, while the auditorium is completely amazing, it is spacious and quite comfortable as students are supposed to sit there for hours at the time of the seminar.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
As per the course curriculum, it is strictly followed as per recommended by Bankura University. In B.A. Political Science, in beginning semesters we had 2 core, 2 electives and one additional subject, as we proceeded into the final semesters the main focus turned to core subjects and abit to electives and the additional subjects were removed out slowly and the focus of syllabus tended on the core subjects.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
There are some good scholarships available for meritorious and economically weaker students. One can easily get information on it either from the reception or the faculty. For other people, they can still avail for state and other scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria and ask the faculty for further guidance over it.