Krishnath College

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Krishnath College
কৃষ্ণনাথ কলেজ
Krishnath College logo.jpg
MottoKnow Thyself
TypeUndergraduate college, Postgraduate college
FounderMaharani Swarnamoyee
PrincipalDr. Sujata Bagchi Banerjee
Location, ,
24°05′29″N 88°14′45″E / 24.0914°N 88.2457°E / 24.0914; 88.2457Coordinates: 24°05′29″N 88°14′45″E / 24.0914°N 88.2457°E / 24.0914; 88.2457
AffiliationsUniversity of Kalyani

Krishnath College is a liberal arts and sciences college in Baharampur in the Murshidabad district located in the Indian state of West Bengal. In 1998 Krishnath College became an affiliate of the University of Kalyani.[1] Prior to this they were an affiliate to University of Calcutta.[2] In July 2018 the murshidabad university bill, which was passed by the house will pave the way for setting up a state-aided university in Murshidabad by upgrading the existing Krishnath College.[3]


Krishnath college

The college was established in 1853 by Maharani Swarnamoyee Devi.[4] The college was named for her husband, Maharaja Krishnath Roy of Cossimbazar. In 1841, Maharaja Krishnath received his zamindary (a jurisdiction assigned to a zamindar) and had the dream of establishing an academic institution. Following her husband's death, Swarnamoyee gave as a gift both land and money, saving the college from financial crisis.[5] Mr. Harrison became the first Principal of the college.[6] The famous Indian Scholar and writer Brajendra Nath Seal developed the infrastructure of the college.



  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Physiology
  • Sericulture
  • Economics


  • Bengali
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physical education
  • Tourism & Travel Management[7]


In 2016 Krishnath College was awarded an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[8] The college is recognized by the University Grants Commission (India) (UGC)[9]. It is built on the structure of Oxford University.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Affiliated College of University of Kalyani". University of Kalyani. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Notable-Firsts". University of Calcutta. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Partha tables 5 varsity Bills". The Statesman. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  4. ^ "History - Krishnath College". Department of Chemistry, Krishnath College. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ "From the desk of principal". Krishnath College. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  6. ^ "A QUEEN'S TAPS, A KING'S COLLEGE, AND A MOTH". November 27, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Departments". K.N College. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  8. ^ "CCycle213782". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Colleges in West Bengal". University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Murshidabad history-Krishnath College". Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Renowned personalities". Krishnath College. Retrieved 2 March 2017.

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