History of the College
Established on 7th September, 1988, Subarnarekha Mahavidyalaya is a co-educational undergraduate college, situated in Gopiballavpur, a rural place in the South-Western regions of the then Medinipur District, West Bengal (Presently at Jhargram District). On the banks of the river Subarnarekha or the river Golden Line, this verdurous seat of leaning its beauty and elegance being glammed up not by palatial buildings but with a well-decorated green campus and zealous academic ambience is just about 40 km away from the present district town, Jhargram and almost 70 km away from the, Medinipur (formerly known as Midnapore). It comes under the Geo-Political region Jangal-Mahal a linguistically-varied and culturally-diversified area which is mostly populated by the tribal people and splendidly enriched with their living and throbbing art and culture. This sylvan place on the borderlines of Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal (encompassed by Orissa, on one hand and Jharkhand, on the other) is well-decked with sporadically sublime presence of Sal, Piyasal and Mahua, and a not-far-off ecological park. The river Subarnarekha flowing by the place on the eastern side adds up serenity to the setting.
As there was no scope of higher education within a radius of 45Kms, the intellectual polity and a few undaunted enthusiasts with indomitable spirit and insatiable yearning for higher education had, for years after the Independence in 1947, been dreaming of an institution for higher education. Their sincere endeavor and untiring efforts got realized as Subarnarekha Mahavidyalaya was ultimately established on 7th September 1988 on the land donated by Nayabasan Janakalyan Vidyapeeth, a premier school in the locality. With 19 students and a small room, the college started its journey on 1st July, 1988 with B. Com. only. It received recognition from the government of West Bengal on 30th August, 1988. It got its affiliation to Vidyasagar University on 31st March, 1990 w.e.f the session 1988-89, course in Accountancy, then gradually it embellished itself with honours courses in Geography, Anthropology, English, Bengali, History, Sanskrit and Santali. We are looking forward to march on by introducing honours courses in a few more subjects. The college can now boast of producing graduates in all the three streams’ Arts, Science and Commerce. The college which at its nascent days had only a few students can now boast of almost 2000 students.
Initially, people from all walks of life donated generously for construction of its building. And the college is marching forward with financial help from both Central and State Governments, honourable M.P., M.L.A and well-wishers. The college authority has been thinking erecting a new building, playground and girl’s hostel.