A Brief History of the College
Sitaram Mahato Memorial College at Anandadeep, P.O.- Kuruktopa, Dist.- Purulia (W.B.) 723128 has started its functioning from the Academic session 2013-2014 after being affiliated to the Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, with an aim to provide scope of Higher education mostly to the inhabitants of Kenda P.S of Puncha Block in Purulia. The opportunities of Higher Education for the students of this locality has been rare as they find it difficult to continue their studies at existing colleges situated at Manbazar and Purulia, which are far away from this place. To overcome this situation some well-wishers and social workers of this locality came forward with immense interest to fulfil the dream of a college. They went on collecting donations small or big, from door to door and succeeded remarkably. The “Purulia Pally Seva Sangha” has donated the land to the college measuring 6 acres 01 decimal.
It should by noted that “Purulia Pally Seva Sangha” has been established in the year 1972 under the leadership of Late Sitaram Mahato, the then Hon’ble Minister-in-charge of Forests, Animal Husbandry, Relief, Refugee, Rehabilitation of the Govt. of West Bengal. The main objective of this society is to spread the light of education and culture among the people in the rural and urban areas of Purulia. The establishment of this college has been one of the dreams of the society.
The college site is situated at Kuruktopa more by the road side of Purulia-Manbazar bus route which is 18 km away from Manbazar and 35 km away from Purulia town. Surrounded by a calm atmosphere, the college provides an appropriate ambiance for education free from the dim and bustle of the town, amidst pristine nature.