Today, the role of a college is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers and productive members of an ever-changing global society. At present education is undergoing a sea change and it is quite understandable that it becomes difficult to make decisions about which course and which college to choose. The ultimate aim of education is not just creation and dissemination of knowledge, but also to develop global competencies and build the overall moral character of the learner. While academic excellence is our major thrust, our college is also developed to prepare the students for life, groom them to face the challenges of tomorrow, and encourage them to be socially relevant. We constantly endeavour to always live up to this ideology and inculcate this into everything we do, with the aim that we will be able to ensure that the students grow to their full potential, while constantly being groomed to pass out as men and women competent to bear responsibility in all walks of life. In this process teacher is a part and parcel component of education system on which all entities depend upon. Our teachers not only make planning of education system but also execute, monitor and evaluate the achievement.

Alongside its rigorous academic standards the college maintains a vibrant tradition of co-curricular activities. Or students complement their academic lives with active engagement in the fields of sports, theatre, debate, music, photography and fine arts. This college has taken significant strides in curricular and co-curricular activities, during the past six decades. NAAC has accredited ADP College with B in 2004 and reaccredited with A in 2015. The third round of reaccreditation process is on, and we hope to improve our performance. I appreciate the ongoing research, extension and co-curricular activities by a number of our faculty.

I am fortunate to be a part of ADP College family. A dedicated team of faculty members and non-teaching staff form the backbone of our institutional machinery. I view my role will be role of an administrator and friend who facilitates overall development of the students of the college.

I welcome the new batch of students and invite them to embark on an intellectually invigorating journey with us. Be an inspiring leader, be a conscientious follower. Be humane first and be a lifelog learner and let your success story built on strong values inculcated through these four Pillars of Education—i.e.

“Learning to know, Learning to Do,

Learning to live with others and Learning to Be.”

Dr. Surajit Kumar Bhagowati