In seventies, a degree college was set up at Ghola by the M.L.A. of that time, Tapan Chatterjee and a local educationist Sri Chitta sarkar. Now it is controlled by The University of Calcutta.
Panihati Mahavidyalaya had been established in 1976 at Sodepur, North 24 - Parganas and achieved the State Government and UGC affiliation in 1989. As a co-education degree college Panihati Mahavidyalaya started its journey with Honours courses from 1999. Within a short time span it expanded the subject areas in the field of Humanities, Commerce and Sciences, and in almost every year more than one new subject with Honours / Advance curriculum is being introduced to meet the demand of present time. Since 2007, the college was under University of Calcutta. But from 2008 with the establishment of West Bengal State University in North 24 - Parganas, this college was included within the territory of the newly founded State University. In remarkably short duration the college flourished and certified as 'Grade B' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC).
The Institute is spread over a sprawling 5-acre campus amid lush green environment and water bodies. The campus is an ideal educational retreat providing a rare amalgam of solitude and city amenities.
The Institute has 1,54,890 sq.m of modern built-up space housing classrooms, labs, library, furnished separate hostels for boys and girls, playground and other extra-curricular facilities for the students. There is also a dental medical centre with a functioning Hi-Tech outdoor patient department (OPD).
GNIDSR has all the state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure necessary for providing the latest educational techniques. A large and comprehensive Dental Library complete with modern and standard dental educational books, journals, periodicals etc., for the students in compliance with the course curricula prescribed by the University.
The GNIT College aims to prepare the students meeting the challenges of the growing and changing needs of industry through delivering high quality technical education blended with research and training appropriate to life long learning needs and aspirations of the students in the global setting. The College also aims to give practical insights and build confidence by exposing the students through in-plant training and case studies.
For many students coming to college means living away from home for the first time. So they want to be sure that they will find a place to live that is clean, comfortable, safe, and not too expensive also within easy reach of all day to day activities. And for this obvious reason the design of Guru Nanak Institute of Technology is very student centric.
The Campus has dedicated study facilities designed to meet the needs of all students, and there are more and more 'relaxation and chill-out' spaces springing up around the campus.
Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management (GNIHM) started its journey from 2005. With an objective to create professionals out of students, the Institute offers training making them industry ready while even they are studying. Within these two years Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management has also tied up with Hospitality Majors like Speciality Restaurants Private Limited (owners of Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, Haka, Just Biriyani etc.) to train their staffs. Most of the students of the Institute are regularly sought after as casual staff star Hotels in Kolkata like Hyatt Regency, ITC Sonar Bangla etc.
GNIHM prepares students committed to a career in the service industries for success. Its model hospitality education programmes balance theory with practice, independent learning with strong faculty support, and a foundation for lifelong learning with the skills for immediate employment and progress to leadership positions in the industry. Through international sites the GNIHM model of education is accessible to students throughout the world.
Established at 2005, Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology (GNIPST) is located within an integrated education campus at, Sodepur in Panihati area of Kolkata. Here education provided to the students to meet the ever increasingly complex drug therapy needs in India also to become part of a health care team prepared to deliver high quality pharmaceutical care and respond to rapid changes in science and technology in all settings. Graduates of this institute would face an exciting and rewarding future with opportunities in a wide variety of challenging settings including community and hospital pharmacy, state and central government, consultant pharmacy and managed care practice, the pharmaceutical industry and careers in research. In addition to technical excellence, increased emphasis is being placed on the ability to solve problems and commitment to life-long learning.
GNIPST aims to serve its purpose of establishment through enhancing human health through the creation and dissemination of knowledge in discovery, development and evaluation of new drugs and drug delivery systems, optimization of safe and effective drug use, and improvement of pharmaceutical services through pharmaceutical care delivery; preparing outstanding pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists to meet the health care needs of the diverse populations of the state and society and enhancing the delivery of essential pharmacy services for all Citizens.
The institutes aims at providing high quality technical and professional education to the budding engineers and professionals by exposing them to the expanding horizon of techno-economic knowledge, giving the ambience needed for developing requisite technical and managerial skills for making a mark of excellence in the industrial arena.
Recognizing the societal change from labour-intensive work to knowledge-intensive work, The institute also aims at giving proper emphasis to the need of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, cross-culture understanding, communication, computing and career development as part of lifelong learning in the context of constant advancement of technology.
LIST OF COLLEGES
Name of Collages
Panihati Maha Vidyalaya
Barasat Rd., Sodepur
Gurunanak Institute of Dental Science & Research (GNIDSR)
157/F, Nilgunj Road, Panihati, Sodepur
Guru Nanak Institute of Technology(GNIT)
Gurunanak Institute of Hotel Management(GNIHM)
Gurunanak Institute of Pharmaceautical Science(GNIPST)
Narula Institute of Technology
Nilganj Road., Agarpara
Metropolitan Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital