Shahid Matangini Hazra Government College for Women

Government of West Bengal, Affiliated to Vidyasagar University

Chakshrikrishnapur, Kulberia, P.O: Kulberia, Dist: Purba Medinipur, PIN: 721649.

Welcome to Shahid Matangini Hazra Government College for Women

Shahid Matangini Hazra Government College for Women has been established by the Government of West Bengal with the aim of providing quality college education to girl students of Purba Medinipur and surrounding areas. It is ideally located close to the highway crossing from where different roads lead to Mecheda, Tamluk, Shrirampur, Haldia and Digha. The overwhelming response of students in enrolling in this college in the very first session (2015-2016) proves the necessity for setting up a girls' college in this area. Already 199 students have enrolled in the various courses. The college has been aptly named after Matangini Hazra, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of India's national struggle for independence, who hailed from the district of Tamluk. She represents the indomitable spirit of Indian womanhood and the story of her life remains a source of inspiration for all. It is hoped that the college will live up to the ideals of the great personality after whom it has been named. Read More

From the Desk of Principal

A long cherished dream of the residents of Tamluk came into being with the establishment of Sahid Matangini Hazra Govt. College (SMHGC) for Women in 2015. Given the fact that the legacy of Indian Higher Education can be traced back to the age of Nalanda and Takshashila, 5 to 15 years is not long enough for an institution to carve out a space for itself in the history of higher education of our vast country. Nevertheless we hope that by the end of the next decade we would be able to claim that our institution would reach that level of excellence where nobody would hesitate to use ‘SMHGC’ as a brand name, both in the market of employment and in the academic field... Read More

Dr. Debesh Roy (W.B.S.E.S.)
Principal Shahid Matangini Hazra Government College for Women

About Matangini Hazra

Shahid Matangini Hazra (19th October, 1869 - 29th September,1942) was one of the outstanding freedom fighters who sacrificed her life for her country. Born in a poor peasant family in Hogla, a village near Tamluk, she was married off at an early age to Trilochan Hazra, who was much older than her. She was widowed by the age of eighteen. Thereafter she devoted herself to social service, working tirelessly for others.
In 1905,when the Nationalist movement was at its peak in Bengal, Matangini Hazra became deeply inspired and influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, and followed his teachings so religiously that she later came to be known as 'Gandhi Buri'... Read More