There is no benchmark to ascertain a society’s growth other than making a qualitative assessment of its multidimensional activities. Education is one such vital arena of social activities which can be studied, analyzed and visualized in order to comprehend how a society has been performing. Creating a world class educational institution is a challenge by itself. It is connected with a multitude of initiatives, which get tested over an extended period of time. Today the society seeks a generation of young people who are not only enlightened but also trained to think innovatively with proper skill. They are expected to meet tough challenges and create opportunities in unconventional areas in a very short span with unprecedented success. It is my firm belief that obstacles do not deter success, rather they enhance one’s possibilities to succeed.
Government College of Physical Education for Women, Dinhata was established in the year 1985 by the initiative of the then Hon’ble Minister of West Bengal Government Late Sri Kamal Guha, a noted politician and social worker, with a vision of providing teachers’ education to the women of North Bengal region. The college began on a humble note but with time it started expanding and flourishing. This college is the only West Bengal Government’s Teachers’ Training College providing Bachelor of Physical Education Degree in entire North Bengal. The college was initially affiliated to North Bengal University and later on in the year 2015 affiliation was transferred to the newly established Cooch Behar Panchnan Barma University. The year 2010 marked the Silver Jubilee of the college but it was not without some remarkable achievements centering the college. The college initially got recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education in the year 2007 with an intake capacity of 50 students. Later on in the 2015 the college got revised recognition by the NCTE with an intake capacity of 100 students. In the wake of Globalisation of Higher Education in India, now the time demands to focus on inclusive and equitable quality education with emphasis on knowledge enhancement and application of knowledge to build up Knowledge Society. It is needless to mention here that in today’s fast-moving world, teacher’s education has played a great role in the entire education sector for building the future human resource. I am committed to this vital responsibility along with my whole hearted team members for the holistic development of my students. We know hard work is the key to success. So, credit goes to our beloved students of this college who study and excel amidst many adverse external factors.
I strongly believe that Government College of Physical Education for Women, Dinhata, Cooch Behar is marching forward for imparting quality education for the future generation in a conducive academic environment and in so doing assume a constructive role in the Nation building. Therefore, it is my sincere request to all the stakeholders to come forward by extending their hands to make this ‘Temple of Education’ a Centre of Excellence which would be an instrument for social transformation. Last but not the least, I welcome you all to the portals of the Institution and extend your suggestions for the progressive development of the Institution.
Government College of Physical Education for Women, Dinhata, Cooch Behar is an undergraduate, teachers’ training college situated adjoining to the border town of Dinhata, in the district of Cooch Behar, West Bengal (Coordinates: 26°09'04.4"N 89°27'49.7"E). The college is located amidst a very charming natural setting with the river Teesta flowing past the region on the Western side. The region beyond the river on the Western side is the main City of Cooch Behar the Heritage city famous for Raj Bari and Madan Mohan Bari. The entire region is surrounded by the lush green sylvan jungle of Buxa. The climate in Dinhata follows a hot-tropical monsoon pattern with highs in the mid 35s°C in the summer (generally May to June), mid 30s°C during the monsoon season (June to August) and low 25s°C for most of the other times of the year. Winters (December to February) are usually mild with lows in the 5s°C and highs in the low to mid 10s°C.