University of Calcutta

Konnagar, Hooghly, West Bengal | ISO 9001:2015 Certified


About College

Nabagram Hiralal Paul College is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Calcutta. The college was founded by Late Hiralal Paul , who spent his magnificent life emphasizing the importance of knowledge on 3rd February,1957. Nabagram Hiralal Paul College is a premier institution dedicated to teaching and research. It has highly qualified academicians who impart education in Science, Commerce, and Arts at Undergraduate and Post-Graduate levels to more than 3500 students. The college has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. The college has completed 66 years in the realm of imparting higher education. It has made significant and unparalleled contributions in terms of producing scholars, bureaucrats, intellectuals, and sportsperson serving in different domains in our own country. Over the years, the college has built up an impressive infrastructure. It includes a well- stocked Central Library, Departmental Libraries for science, commerce and art  subjects and a Book Bank for needy students. The college has as many as 113 computers, 2 Science and 2 computer laboratories. Its sports facilities include a vast sports field which includes a football, Cricket field, an indoor multi-gymnasium. The college has a modern air-conditioned Auditorium fitted with the latest sound & light systems, and a seating capacity of 300 persons along host dignitaries and guests. Besides, the air-conditioned Seminar Rooms have a seating capacity of 60 people and are fitted with state-of-the- art sound and projection systems. The college is equipped with all functional amenities such as 24-hour power back-up, Water cooler. The quiet, serene ambiance of a lovely campus surrounded by lush green fields and a gorgeous edifice touches your soul as you reach the doors of this institution. The college offers a number of scholarships to deserving students. Nabagram Hiralal Paul College stands at the cusp between the past and the future today. While it retains inspiring facets of its proud history, with an equally sharp gaze it looks ahead, assimilating the exciting world of new knowledge as it unfolds in front of it, holding the promise of an experience seeped with exhilarating learning and holistic growth for all those who enter its portals.




Institutional Strength

  • Indomitable team spirit and cohesion among the dedicated and visionary management, the teaching fraternity, the members of non-teaching staff and the students.
  • Optimum of Lush green eco-friendly campus and infrastructure.
  •  Unflinching determination and commitment to serve all the stakeholders.
  • Well-qualified, committed and competent faculty having research acumen
  • Introduction of skill aligned vocational courses.
  • Rich teaching learning resources made available to the students with ICT enabled teaching learning facilities and e-resources.
  • Better average of girls students over the boys.
  • With 17 UG and PG departments offering a wide spectrum of multidisciplinary courses across the disciplines of science, humanities and commerce.
  • Contextual best Practices.
  • Adequate space for expansion.


Institution Weakness

  • The college faces a shortage of funds needed for up-taking more add-on courses and other educational initiatives.
  • Traditional courses are becoming less attractive  and less popular resulting into poor class room attendance.
  • Low motivational levels of students and the absence of mechanism for the abysmally low enrollment in the pure science classes.
  • Lack of industrial opportunities for placement.
  • Large number of vacancies in the support staff pattern.
  • The college does not have the provision for directly enrolling Ph.D  Scholars thereby restricting its research potential. 


Institutional Opportunity

  • The college has an ample opportunity for playing the role of a skill hub in the neighboring colleges.
  • Encouraging faculty members to undertake community based research with the help of external and non-government funding agencies.
  •  Provide more avenues in the field of communication and soft skills to all the students of the college.
  • Greater scope for learning through community work under NSS.
  • Tap resources from alumni and NGOs.
  • Opportunities of implementing some objectives of NEP-2020
  • More opportunities for better performance in sports and cultural activities.


Institutional Challenges

  • Semester system does not leave considerable scope for covering the syllabi before the examination begins.
  • Enhancing the enrollment in the science subjects does really pose a challenge.
  • To change the mindset of the students for pursuing higher education.
  • To set up more skill aligned self-financing programmes for undergraduate students.
  • To improve the use of ICT based pedagogical tools for teaching and learning process.
  • Managing day-to-day administrative works with inadequate full-time non-teaching staff and dependance on teachers appointed on substantive basis.
  • Revenue generation to match growth and development.