Shankar Sah Vikramshila College, Kahalgaon is a Constituent Unit of T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. It is situated around 30 Km east of Bhagalpur and 45 Km West of Sahebganj. It is only Constituent College on the border of Jharkhand and Bihar.
It is a matter of great pleasure to duscuss regarding ‘Anga Pradesh’ specially Vikramshila region, Ancient Vikramshila University established in 8th Century AD and it remind us the glorious tradition of higher education in ancient india, with the same established on 03rd De.c 1967. We are maintaining the salient aspects of Bihar that has travelled from the ancient to present with unbroken continuity, it is the ubiquity of its people for educational pursuits.
The first attempt by local intellectuals, people’s representetives and administrative officers were made in 1956 to open a centre of Higher learning in this educationally backward area, with objective to revive the old glory of Vikramshila University 18 Acres of land beside Shiv Kumari Hills were purchased for the purpose, but the College couldn’t started. Presently a SC/ST welfare Hostel constructed by Bihar State Govt. and a large playground is there.
In 1966 contempory SP of Bhagalpur district Late Badri Narayan Sinha. (IPS), in course of visit to the remains of ancient Vikramshila University, swear in to establish a College in imagination to bring back the old glories of Vikramshila University. On 01st Dec. 1967, he firmily decided publically, not to take food & water, unless collection of Rs. One Lac. comes from local residents for the establishment of the College. Akhandanand Mauni Baba led the movement with help of local public representatives, intellectuals and public administrators and by hard efforts, be able to made collection of Rs. 47,000/- cash and promise of another Rs. 55,000/- within twenty four hours, and thus on the pious day of 03rd Dec. 1967 which is also a birthday of our first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Vikramshila College has been formally established and teaching started. The academic session was inaugurated by the then high profile academician Dr. Damodar Thakur, Director, Higher Education, Bihar.
After transfer of Mr. Sinha the Financial & Administrative status of college, detoriated and the Governing body was unable the pay the room rent as well as salaries of teachers & staffs, and there also raise a problem of affiliation. For affiliation there was acute need of Rs. 50,000/-. At the same time a great philanthropist of udakisanganj (Madhepura) Sri Daya Nand Sah came forward and generously donated Rs. 1,00,000/- cash and land worth Rs. 2,00,000/-. And pulled it out of financial crisis. Due to his generosity, the name of his father Sri Shankar sah had been prefixed in the name of College. Now the name of College became “Shankar Sah Vikramshila College”. Thus by depositing the affiliation fee the college got its affiliation in 1967 to impart education upto UG level in faculty of Arts. Teaching of Science started in 1976-77. This College was converted into a Constituent Unit of Bhagalpur University on 15th Dec. 1980.
Presenlty teaching in 17 Hons. Subjects. (05 in faculty of Humanities, 07 in faculty of Social Science, 05 in faculty of Science). From academic year 2017-18 Vocational/Professional degree course BCA is going to be started with apporval of T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpr.
The college is going the celebrate it’s Gloden Jublee of establishment on 3rd Dec. 2017. In these fifity years, this College strived realy hard to provide holistic education that can serve as a catalyst for dismantling the cobwebs of ignorance and illiteracy to this area which is thickly populated with SC/ST unpreviledged and underpreviledged categories.
In recent decades we have developed infrastructure and mechanism to contribute to the development of its students, so as to make them morally upright, intellectually well-informed, socially concerned, emotionally balanced, physically well-developed and culturally accomplished. We are firm believers in the philosophy where values and attributes such as discipline, hard work and intellectual curiosity interact with intellectual rigour in ways that are dynamically rewarding and hence indispensable tools for the pursuit of excellence.
The College provides a liberal and nurturing atmosphere for academic attainment. Every department is provided with Computers & Internet facilities that allow the teachers to go beyond the University prescribed Curriculum and allow them to be at par with syllabus provided by University. College is member of digital library network INFLIBNET, N-LIST which provides accessibility to different open source of learning to faculty member & students, in order to enhance their knowledge with latest developments in various academic fields. The career Counselling & Placement Cell of the College facilitates students to gain placement in various fields. Several very short term Soft Skill Development Courses are imparted under this platform such as communication skills, IT exposure, Netiquatte, How to improve positive body gesture/attitude during facing interview/group discussions. To provide platform to exhibit creativity & writing skill of faculty & students, College publishes annual magazine ‘VIKRAMSHILA’ with articles contributed by its students & teachers.
Further the NCC & NSS chapter of our college instill in students a sense of social responsibility, discipline and help them understand and practical solutions to problems confronting individuals, groups and communities. Scholarly societies are function in each department which provides platform to students in organizing different scholarly events. The College has set up Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) which moniters and evaluate the quality of academic delivery and enrichment programmes offered by the College. This Cell is entrusted with the responsibility of collecting feedback from Stakeholders about the quality.
The College facilitates innovative teaching learning process through seminars / Workshops based on the Curriculum, Audio-Visual mode of teaching, study tour/ excursion /field –work, project-work etc. up-gradation of ICT based teaching learning resource such as development of Modern Smart Classes, modernization and upgration of laboratories.
The College has a Wi-Fi enabled Campus provided by Bihar State Government. The College has a well-equpped automated Central Library with OPAC facilities.
Thus, SSV College, Kahalgaon is at par in adopting best pactices for the holistic development of new generation.