Sagar Mahavidyalaya played the role of a trailblazer in the field of higher educartion for Sagar Island. Sagar Islanders found an outlet to peep into the wider world of education as soon as Sagar Mahavidyalaya started its dream journey from Sundarban Janakalyan Sangha Vidyaniketan, Rudranagar with some budding students on and from 12th Sept. 1998.
Despite the remoteness and the transportational inaccessibility to Sagar Island, Sagar Mahavidyalaya sailed off through uncharted sea with flying colours opening its door to welcome the students to flutter their wings freely in order to achieve perfection in their respective fields and to reach the pinnacle of success in a congenial atmosphere.
In spite of the constant dearth of permanent faculty members, we have been striving to provide quality education to the students and trying to equip them with practical skills necessary for leading an honest and successful professional life and a decent and committed personal as well as social life. Keeping in mind the demands and needs of the pupils of the Islands, we are trying to introduce new courses of study which would be of benefit both to the students and the Islanders.
We made a commendable mark in games and sports for the last few years. We regularly celebrate Annual Social programme (Aswamedh), Independence Day, Republic Day and Saraswati Puja with due pomp and grandeur and in colourful manner. We have introduced Smart Class Room, Career Counselling Cell, Multigym, Virtual Class Room and other technological accessories for the betterment of the students. It is worth mentioning that our dream has been translated to reality with the opening of a new science faculty and Sanskrit Honours in the year 2015. We are really grateful to the hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal - Ms. Mamata Banerjee, for her benevolent hands for opening the new science faculty as well as the erection of new science building. We actually believe in holistic development of the students. Sagar Mahavidyalaya has successfully opened Netaji Subhas Open University ‘Study centre’ to pursue M.A. in English, Bengali, History, Education, Political Science and Social Work. Students can also pursue BLIS and MLIS.
We now need the co-operation and encouragement from the parents and guardians of the students and the other Islanders so that we can continue our efforts for providing proper academic atmosphere and opportunities to our students in spite of our infrastructural constraints. We know that whatever has been achieved is ‘petty’ compared to the ‘undone vast but let us hope and strive together. Where there is a will, there is a way. So let us take inspiration from the great poet, Tennyson and pledge to “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”.