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Greetings from B. K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan!

How swiftly time moves on! On reaching the retirement bar, I realize I have been in the field of higher education for almost four decades and as Principal of this great institution for almost three decades. All these years have been very purposeful and fruitful for me. A rich and great learning experience indeed! And certainly an enjoyable period! Of course retirement is just a technicality for me, the journey continues.

I am extremely delighted to take up the new responsibility as Director from 1st June, 2018 (after retiring as Principal from B. K. Birla College on 31st May, 2018) laden with new challenges and opportunities. With greater zeal and enthusiasm our vision will continue to remain committed to develop students of high academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and strong moral character.

 

I shall ever remain indebted to the esteemed Management for having placed their trust and faith in me.

Having worked as Lecturer (since 30th June, 1980), Vice Principal (from 23rd July, 1987 to 14th October, 1988) and Principal since 15th October, 1988, I have had the opportunity to see this institution steadily march ahead crossing several new milestones in its journey. I have seen its commitment to academic excellence, its dynamic student body and an incredible committed faculty.

B. K. Birla College is on a fascinating path of growth and development and touching newer heights of academic excellence.

The College has been accredited by NAAC with 5 Star Status in 2002, reaccredited (2nd Cycle) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA - 3.37) in 2008 and reaccredited (3rd Cycle) and awarded ‘A’ Grade (CGPA - 3.58) in 2014. The College has been awarded the ‘Best College Award’ (in the urban category) by the University of Mumbai (2009) and also awarded the ‘IMC - RBNQ Performance Excellence Trophy - 2011’ in Education. The College has been certified with the ISO 9001: 2015.

The College was granted ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ (CPE) status by UGC in 2010. At present the College has been granted ‘College of Excellence’ status by UGC (2015 - 2020).

The departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Microbiology have been awarded ‘Star Status’ and the departments of Mathematics, Information Technology and Computer Science have been recommended for support under strengthening component of Star College Scheme by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi in 2017-18.

We are pleased to inform that the B. K. Birla College, Kalyan has been granted ‘Autonomous Status’ by University Grants Commission and University of Mumbai w.e.f. from 2018-19 for a period of 10 years.

Recently, we have launched the revised version of our official website which is dynamic.

As the saying goes, ‘Team work makes the dream work,’ at B. K. Birla College we are fortunate to have competent and very supportive colleagues who seek to instill a passion for learning in students that bring knowledge and understanding required for a positive contribution to the community. The college has made remarkable progress by following the mantra of student centric approach, whether it is academic, co-curricular or extra-curricular activities. The students are motivated not only to dream big but also encouraged to think unconventionally to face the challenges of the future.

The students are the first constituency of our institution. We welcome them to explore all the possibilities to excel and ultimately become great human beings.

It has been our constant endeavor to instill ethical values in our students thus making them socially responsible citizens.

Our students have brought laurels at state and national level in the field of sports, NCC and several other activities. The College Yoga team, stood First in the Inter-Collegiate Yoga competition conducted by the University of Mumbai and won 12 out of 12 Gold Medals for the last two years consecutively. In addition to these, several Gold / Silver / Bronze medals were bagged by students in different Inter-Collegiate Competitions of the University of Mumbai. The college figured in the top ten in the Sports activities of University of Mumbai last year and in 2017-18 has been at 5th position in the University. The Arts Circle has organized various events to provide a platform to the students to showcase their innate talent.

It has been possible only due to persistent motivation and guidance from our Chairman, Governing Council, Shri O. R. Chitlange, Business Head, Century Rayon and Managing Director, Century Enka Ltd. I take the opportunity to thank our Chairman and the esteemed members of the management for their unconditional support and encouragement.

I acknowledge with gratitude and appreciate the sincere and dedicated efforts of all the faculty members, the non-teaching staff and the love, affection and support from the parents, alumni and students.

Quality is a journey. We are aware, there is a long way to go to translate our dreams into reality. We are sure, with the active cooperation of all our stakeholders, students and staff, we will be able to look at the future with hope and enthusiasm.

We, the members of B.K. Birla College family remain committed to serve the cause of Higher Education in this great temple of learning. May God continue to bless our efforts towards making a significant contribution in the field of Higher Education ultimately leading to nation building.

Dr Naresh Chandra

 

 

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