Swami Sahjanand College, is a constituent unit of Magadh University Bodh Gaya, Bihar. It was the first institution of higher learning opened to cater to the educational needs of backword students in rural area of Jehanabad, Bihar. Veteran Congress leader, freedom fighter & Ex-Minister Late Shatrughna Sharan Singh founded this institution on 26th July 1955. This College envisaged the educational ideals of the twentieth century. Swami Sahjanand College, is situated nearly 7Km, far from the town adjacent to village named Dhangwan in Jehanabad district of Bihar. The college is situated in the lap of nature beside the Dardha river. One side the college shares its boundary with D.A.V Public School, Jehanabad another educational giant in the district famous for quality education. On another side, it has adjoining boundary with the Boy's Hostel for downtrodden section of society run by district administration.
Brief of The College
Established on 26th July 1955 this college started its humble beginning from the Hostel Building of G.M.S. School Popularly known as V.T. School of Jehanabad. The college has been maintaining an impeccable secular spirit since its establishment, imparting higher education to students coming from every section of the society in accordance with the dream of the founder of the college. Veteran Congress leader, freedom fighter, chairman of the district Board of old Gaya district and Ex-Minister Late Shatrughna Sharan Singh established this institution in honor of Swami Sahjanand Saraswati a profound thinker, great saint, social reformer, the legendary figure of contemporary Indian Politics and pioneer of Kisan Andolan in India. The foundation of the main building in the present campus was laid down by the then Chief Minister, Bihar Keshari, Dr. Sri Krishna Singh on 5th May 1956 under the stewardship of the founder Principal Chote Narayan Sharma, a true disciple, a prolific orator and preacher of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy who finally settled Aurobindo Arbindo Ashram Pondicherry. Located nearly 5km. away from the main Jehanabad district town on the road towards Dhangawa, surrounded by lush green fields and dense plantations, the campus spread over 23.50 acres of land is located on the bank of the sacred river Dardha.
The large wide and architecturally designed main gate of the college, a 20 feet wide concrete approach path with trees on both sides leads to the three-storeyed well planned main building consisting of well-furnished class rooms, big Halls, Laboratories, Head Chambers, Girls common rooms, etc. is the handiwork and brainchild of Dr. Raghubansh Singh, a founder teacher who later succeeded Sri C.N. Sharma in 1969 as the 2nd Principal of this college. Dedicated to the cause of welfare and upliftment of academic favors, an able, honest, disciplined and passionate administrator Dr. Raghubansh Singh retried in September 1991 leaving an unforgettable impression of his multifaceted personality i.e. a selfless dedicator under whose supervision the college was made a constituent unit of Magadh University in 1975.
The campus consists of a well- developed football ground, Kho-Kho court, Badminton and Volley Ball court. On the right-hand side of the main building. There is a newly constructed Administrative Block possessing the Principal’s chamber, Account Section, General Section, Library, Proctorial Board, etc. and in the left-hand side Science Building.
Dr. C.B. Sharma succeeded Dr. Raghubansh Singh in September 1991 as Principal of this college and followed successfully the path shown by his predecessors in enriching the academic atmosphere with his skilled acumen. Dr. Shreekant Sharma, a dynamic personality with a cool mind, served this college as principal from Oct. 2001 to Oct 2008 till his transfer to Gaya College, Gaya. His tenure as Principal will be remembered as an era of peace, tranquility, and harmony mixed with academic discipline.
Prof. Chandra Bhushan Sharma became the Principal of the college from November 2008 - January 2010 was diligent, trustworthy, and motivated person.
Prof. (Dr.) Arun Kumar, the Principal -in -charge, February 2010 - January 2015, was no less dynamic, multifaceted endowed with natural administrative quality and leadership. His tireless effort in giving new look to the campus is adding new feathers in the cap of qualitative changes inside and outside the campus. Many unforgettable events like the celebration of college Establishment day, fresher’s day by professional courses-students, restarting of P.G. Teaching B.B.M. and affiliation of History Hons., Sociology Hons., etc. is the result of his tireless effort. He has always been straining hard to maintain the glorious tradition of fair and peaceful examination and equip all the departments with modern facilities. Under his leadership, the all-round development of the college is taking place by leaps and bounds.
Prof. (Dr.) D. P. Sinha was appointed as the Principal of the college, January 2015 - December 2015.
Prof. (Dr.) Surendar Kumar, Principal-in-Charge, December 2015 - July 2015.
Prof. (Dr.) Dinesh P. Sinha, Principal, July 2016 - June 2018. He was a persistent and motivated person. Because of his relentless effort college started the vocational course in B. Lis. During his tenure college was selected as one of the model colleges by RUSA along with 11 other colleges in Bihar.
Present Principal is Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Kumar Mishra (August 2018 - till date).
Profile of present principal Swami Sahjanand college
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra
The present principal Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra joined this esteemed institution in June 2018. His tenure as a principal of this college is outstanding like his predecessors. Many new courses are introduced in the college which are worth mentioning: M.Sc. (Computer Science), B.Sc. (IT), Certificate Course in Automobile Maintenance, Post-Graduation in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Philosophy, Geography, Physics, Mathematics, and Botany. During his tenure Learning Support Centre and Examination Centre of IGNOU and Pre-Examination Training Centre funded by Bihar State Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation, Government of Bihar, Patna. The college has witnessed new heights towards modernization of the institution, such as the construction of a smart class, IT Cell, and Video Conferencing Room. The construction and renovation work have also been carried out at large viz. Construction of Gymnasium, Counters for Office personnel, and renovation of BCA Building, Sports Office, Examination Cell, NSS Office, General and Accounts Section, All Labs and Departments, and repair of the college building and wiring of the premises.
The college is situated in the lap of nature beside the Dardha river. One side the college shares its boundary with D.A.V Public School, Jehanabad another educational giant in the district famous for quality education. On another side, it has adjoining boundary with the Boy's Hostel for downtrodden section of society run by district administration. Click here..
The college provides holistic education through UGC approved undergraduate degree programmes and post graduate courses in all the major streams of Humanities, Sciences, Education and Vocational Courses. The S. S. College, Jehanabad is a premier institution imparting quality education since its inception to serve the students coming from downtrodden and poor families from agrarian and other backgrounds. Nearly 3000 students are enrolled in different streams of Arts, Science and Vocational courses. It is one of the best colleges in Jehanabad district in terms of size of campus, infrastructure and quality education. The multi-dimensional academic activities have turned the college into a Centre for Excellence, and has always strived to maintain its place as one of the finest institutes within the Magadh University.
1. Post Graduate Teaching in Psychology, Economics, Political Science, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Philosophy, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology
2. Under Graduation Teaching in all subjects in Arts and Science Faculties.
3. Vocational and professional courses in B.C.A, Bio-Tech., Automobile Maintenance, B.Sc. (IT) and B.B.M. in separate Building.
4. Study center of Nalanda Open University and IGNOU.
Conferences & Seminars
Our college also organizes conferences and seminars on pressing issues calling for academic inquiry, and while selecting papers for the same, places strong emphasis on the standard of research, original thought and expression, and multiple layers of review. with the participation of important National and International Delegates so that students may get exposure to advancements in different academic fields.
The institution is committed to producing and promoting research and scholarship of the highest order, unadulterated with plagiarism and other unethical practices, all this, while endeavouring to maintain academic freedom and innovation. The college invites its teachers and students to abide by the highest standards of integrity in their conduct of academic research and/or support to academic research activities.
Several faculty members of this college have also presented their research papers in different prestigious National and International Seminars and publish research papers in peer reviewed, Scopus and Impact Factor journals. S. S. College strongly believes in the all-round development of students and has always encouraged them to participate and excel in sports and cultural activities. The achievements in different competitions have brought laurels to the institution. It is a matter of pride for the college that its alumni are now holding senior administrative and executive positions in the public and private sectors. Campus selection and Placement through its Placement and Guidance Cell has become a regular feature and several renowned companies like HCL, ASTRO and others have visited this college last year and picked up the students in good number. Thousands of motivated and empowered women have passed through the portals of this college and have entered various fields of life, many making a mark in our country and abroad.
The college provides the following facilities: -
1. Co-education- nearly 300-400 girls students enrolled in different streams.
2. Common Room - separate Common Room for Boys & Girls
3. Library - Our library is stocked with renowned journals from the world over, acting as a mirror for quality research and writing, for our teachers and students – a veritabl tool that they can employ by emulating the standards of these publications.
The vision of the college is to create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, humanities and allied disciplines that will best serve the society. This institution is committed to provide high quality, affordable education to all section of society. Staff and students will work together within and beyond campus to foster a vibrant learning community attentive to the importance of promoting sustainability and social justice.
Mission & Core Values
The Mission of the institution is “Sa Vidya ya Vimuktaye”. With this motto, this institution is engaged in promoting and propagating higher education especially in the backward regions of the society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest national and international levels of excellence.
§ freedom of thought and expression
§ freedom from discrimination
We encourage our staff to be imbued with this same ‘Vision, Mission and Core values’ in the service of the glorious task of education to the youth of our time. We urge parents/guardians, who entrust their children to us, to share our ‘Vision, Mission and Core values’ and to cooperate with us in making our students a powerful force for the transformation of society. Keeping all this in mind, the students are trained in the academic subjects by a group of highly committed teachers.
· The main objective of the institution is to provide education to rural and tribal youth to transform the students into well-meaning citizens through the well-designed curriculum aspect.
· The purpose of the educational program is to develop in each student that mastery of fundamentals, versatility of mind, motivation for learning, and intellectual discipline and self-reliance.
· To provide a liberal as well as professional education so that each student acquires a respect for moral values, a sense of the duties of citizenship and Set themselves free from socio-economic, religious, caste and gender prejudices and act as catalysts of social change.
Research & Scholarship - To pursue excellence in research and innovation by
· Developing sustainable research solution for the benefit of the nation
· Inculcating values and ethics in thought, expression and deed
· It aims to create an atmosphere of intellectual excitement, a climate of inquiry and innovation in which each student develops a consuming interest in understanding for its own sake.
• Be loyal to their country, prepare themselves to take leadership roles for the good of the country and of the society.
• As part of this obligation, the Institute seeks to serve the community and the nation directly through its faculty and through the use of its facilities and administrative resources whenever there is a compelling need to which it can respond without impairing its primary function.