Kalipada Ghosh Tarai Mahavidyalaya, recognised by UGC under 2f and 12B was established in November 1988 as an undergraduate College. This is a grant-in aid college affiliated to the University of North Bengal. The College has around 2.22 acres of land in a rural-tribal belt of Darjeeling district, West Bengal and this is a co-educational institution. The college has been accredited at the B level by the executive committee of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) on February 02, 2006.
The Institution endeavours to facilitate opportunities for educational empowerment and capacity building through promotion of quality education and promote moral, social and human values to become catalyst of social transformation and justice.
- To promote academic excellence.
- To include a civic sense with ethical, moral and social values in students and help them to grow into good citizen.
- To empower students to lead productive lives and become agents of social economic change of the community.
- To provide education among students of lower economic strata.
- To provide quality and value based higher education irrespective of caste and community.
- To provide the supports for the excellence in sports and cultural activities.
- To make the campus eco-friendly and also to make the community aware of preservation of natural resources.
- To provide community service through an active NSS unit.
- To make the campus ragging free.
The College was established with a mission of spreading higher education among the under privileged class and rural community. The college provides undergraduate programme under Four faculties - Arts , Commerce, Environmental studies and Sciences. The B.A programme covers Honours in Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali, History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy. B.Com. Honours is offered for Commerce Students. B.Sc. Programme covers Honours in Mathematics only. Besides, there are 14 General stream subjects in Bengali. Nepali, Hindi, English. Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. These subjects enable students for competitive examinations and nurture the cultural heritage as well. The college follows a transparent online system of admission on the basis of merit.
The College has some extension activities of Community Development, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Medical Camp, Adult education and awareness, AIDS awareness, especially through NCC and NSS wings of the College. Meritorious and poor students are given financial assistance out of poor fund, students from the ST, SC & OBC communities are given State Govt. stipends. Below Poverty Line students are also given financial assistance out of poor fund. The College promotes Cultural activities amongst students. The College publishes annual magazine. The College holds Counseling sessions in collaboration with different organizations on the issues of Drug addiction, Juvenile delinquency etc. The library has been computerized and is well equipped. NCC unit has done commendable performance and one of its cadet has been recommended for Youth Exchange Programme. The college has Career Counseling Cell, Anti-Ragging Squad and Women Harassment Redressal Cell.
Apart from Chalk and Talk mode of teaching the college applies some other skill-based modes too through group discussions, students' Seminars, quiz, competitions, power point presentation, essay writing, project-work etc.