Welcome to SMHGGDC for Women
Shahid Matangini Hazra Government General Degree 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 consistent enrolment of students in this college since its inception in the year 2015 justified the necessity for setting up a girls' college in this area. The strength of students in this college has witnessed a steady hike from year to year. The University results of the college has been brilliant together with improvement in all-round development of students .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.
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'. In 1932, at the age of 62, Matangini Hazra joined the Salt march and actively participated in the Non-Co-operation Movement. She was arrested for violating the Salt Act but was released soon after. She continued to protest for the abolition of Chowkidari Tax and was arrested again in 1933 and kept in Baharampur for 6 months. On her release, she joined the Indian National Congress. Read More >>
A long cherished dream of the residents of Tamluk came into being with the establishment of Sahid Matangini Hazra Govt. General Degree College 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... Read More >>
Dr. Bijoy Krishna Roy
Principal - Shahid Matangini Hazra GGDC for Women