Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College, RNLK, Gope College (Midnapore)

Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College (Autonomous)
Gope College

Re-accredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC  |  NIRF Rank 64 (2023)  |  ISO 21001:2018 Certified

Dr. JayasreeLaha, Principal, Raja Narendra Lal Khan Women's College
Re-accredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC

From the Principal’s Desk

On behalf of Raja NarendraLal Khan Women's College, I extend a warm welcome to you all.

Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College [Autonomous] popularly known as Gope College has come a long way since the college began its journey on 22nd August, 1957. Recently Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College has been given autonomous status by UGC and confirmed by Vidyasagar University from the academic session 2018-2019 for a period of 10 years. It is the first women’s college in West Bengal to receive this prestigious distinction.

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Anjali Khan, wife of Sri Amarendra Lal Khan of Narajole Royal Family. Our college began its journey from the Historical Gope Palace with a handful of students, with unstinting support and encouragement of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal. The Palace bears the rich legacy of hosting almost all of the great political leaders, eminent thinkers and many well known freedom fighters of the country, in the days of the British Raj. Over the years, our College has developed into an outstanding institution of higher education.

At present it has 28 Undergraduate Departments and 12 Postgraduate Departments and in the near future we will be offering many more UG & PG courses. Our meritorious and disciplined students, research scholars [total 64 ongoing], highly qualified and dedicated faculty and efficient staff have earned rich accolades from various academic bodies, State Higher Education Department, UGC, CPE-II, DST FIST-I & II and MHRD, Govt. of India. Two research centres (both in Humanities and Social Science as well as Natural and Applied Sciences) have been established with the affiliation of Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur.

It's my privilege to acclaim that Raja Narendra Lal Khan Women's College, in spite of being situated in rural surroundings at Phulpahari Mouza on the outskirts of Midnapore Town has all the modern facilities and equipments required in higher education today. Our dynamic website provides comprehensive information regarding all academician infrastructural facilities available within the college campus-"ICT and smart classrooms'' equipped with modern teaching-aids in each Department; modernized laboratories in all science departments; language laboratory; Mentorship; Wi-Fi facilities inside the campus; hostels for the resident students within the College premises; extensive playgrounds; fully furnished gymnasium and spacious auditorium; well-stocked library; entire campus under CCTV surveillance; biometric attendance; free health checkup & medical facility; very affordable canteens and Water ATM. The college has a very active Career Advancement Centre which offers a number of value added certificate course with nominal fees and arranges regular campus interviews attended by renowned companies. Our college has been selected by NSDC for imparting training in Office Management & Accounting. With the help and support of the West Bengal Tribal Corporation, Govt. of West Bengal, we have initiated 2 free certificate courses for our tribal students. Once you join the College as a student I sincerely hope you will enrich our institution as well as yourself by your honest efforts using all the facilities and opportunities it provides to grow into a complete, mature and socially aware human being and will be proud to talk about your alma mater wherever you go.

Dr. Jayasree Laha

Under the able guidance of

Name of the Principal Designation Period
Dr. Nihar Kana Majumder Principal 09.08.1957 – 30.04.1958
Dr. Sushila Mondal Principal 30.04.1958 – 20.04.1980
Smt. Rama Mukhopadhyay Teacher-in-charge 21.04.1980 - 04.12.1981
Dr. Reba Ghosh Principal 05.12.1981 – 10.05.1983
Smt. Rama Mukhopadhyay Teacher-in-charge 11.05.1983 – 31.05.1984
Sri Prabhakar Sengupta Principal 01.06.1984 – 31.05.2002
Smt. Indrani Bhattacharyya Teacher-in-charge 01.06.2002 – 31.03.2003
Dr. Kasturi Paul Teacher-in-charge 01.04.2003 – 31.07.2003
Dr. Uday Chand Pal Principal 01.08.2003 – 31.12.2012
Smt. Krishna Maiti Teacher-in-charge 01.01.2013 – 01.07.2015
Dr. Jayasree Laha Principal 02.07.2015 – till date