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Welcome to Sonamukhi College

The glorious year was 1966. Assembly of some noble spirits was the result of enormous inspiration from Prof Ananta Lal Patra. At least three supports were necessary for a 3-dimensional creation. Late Bishnupada Dey and Late Saktipada Dey extended their support unconditionally by donating a land of area around 5 acres in the nature’s lap of Sonamukhi forest. A large number of people poured their financial help with smile, happiness and blessings keeping aside their concern about their economic status.  The inception of Sonamukhi College and cultivation of Higher Education turned into reality by their collective effort.  Sonamukhi Block and its surroundings were highly populated with first generation learner.  Poverty, Darkness and superstitions were the part of their daily life. Voyage to enlighten those innocent souls was started from three rooms of Sonamukhi B. J. High School. The incessant and incredible effort finally showed the completeness on 17 August 1966. On that very day, Sonamukhi College got approval of UGC under section 12(b) and 2f. Prof Ananta Lal Patra, founder principal, is no more. This irony prevails in each and every heart of citizens belongs to Bankura District. But, the germination of this higher education centre already has become the landmark of Academic Excellency in the eastern region of Bankura District.

Handful number of students started their higher education in the light of Arts and Commerce Stream. Encouragement of the then upcoming students by Prof Patra and his associates forced to open a separate shift. It is presently known as Morning shift.  The decade of seventy ended with a new ornament of Science stream. Beginning of 21st century enriched this college with a number of Honours Subjects in Science. This college has become a Banyan like tree from a sprout with the movement of largest hand of clock.

The college has now become one of the premier institutions in the field of general education in science, arts and commerce under the University of Burdwan and has earned good reputation for its Academic Excellency, congenial environment and an exquisite eco-friendly geographical situation.