Government Colleges in Purlia District, West Bengal


The district of Purlia is one among the nineteen districts in the state of West Bengal and the district is located in the eastern part of the country. The district has the town of Purlia as its administrative headquarters and the administrative subdivisions of the district are Raghunathpur Subdivision, Purulia Sadar West Subdivision and Purulia Sadar East Subdivision.

The district has Burdwan division as its administrative division and the literacy rate of the district is 56.14 per cent. The standard of education in the district was uplifted due to the educational schemes introduced by the government of West Bengal. A literacy campaign was started in the district in the year 1996-97 and as a result of this campaign many colleges were introduced in the district and at present there are 11 degree college, an industrial training institute, two polytechnic colleges and a B. Ed College are functioning in the district. The name of government college offering education in the district of Purlia is given below:

Arts, Science & Commerce College:

J.K. College, Purulia

Polytechnic College:

Purulia Polytechnic

Here are some of the details regarding these two government colleges functioning in the district of Purlia in the Indian state of West Bengal:

J.K. College, Purulia:

J.K. College is a premier institution for higher education in the district of Purlia and the college is affiliated to the Burdwan University. The college is also accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and it offers 19 UG courses, PG course in mathematics and several other career-oriented courses as well. The list of courses offered by the J.K. College, Purulia is given below:

Bachelor of  Arts (general)

Bachelor of Science (general) in

o Pure science

o Bioscience

Bachelor of Commerce (general)

In addition to these general courses, several honors subjects are offered by the college and the list of honors subjects is given below:


Computer Science

















Political science


Purulia Polytechnic:

Purulia Polytechnic is a government polytechnic College that came into existence in the year 1957. The college is functioning under the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education and it is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education. The institute offers Diploma courses in the following subjects:


Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Thus, these government colleges offer the best education in the Purlia District of West Bengal.



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