Dr Debopam Raha joined Sitaram Mahato Memorial College as Principal in February 2021. Before that, he has been teaching English in Achhruram Memorial College, Jhalda, Purulia since December 2000. Dr Raha completed his BA Honours (1991), MA (1993) and PhD (2006) from the University of Burdwan. He has been a Research Associate at UGC Inter-University Centre at Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla.
From the desk of the Principal: Sitaram Mahato Memorial College (established in 2013) is the youngest Government-aided college in the district of Purulia. Situated amidst pristine lush green surroundings at Kuruktopa village under Puncha Development Block, this College is a dream-comes-true academic institution of undergraduate studies for the young boys and girls of the adjacent localities, for whom the colleges at Purulia, Manbazar or Laulara are too far-off. Even though the College is yet to complete a decade, it has been able to establish itself as a premier academic institution in Purulia. A lot of infrastructural development has been completed already and a lot more to be done. The College offers a number of Honours and Program courses to its students and a good number of courses are yet to be launched. The College offers certain facilities to its students and yet a number of other facilities are to be added in future. The College has just begun its journey towards, to borrow the words of the College’s Mission statement, ‘imparting quality education’ to its students. I, as the Principal of this college, consider myself honoured and privileged to accompany and lead this College in its journey towards excellence.