Kalimpong College Institutional Distinctiveness
Each Institution is embedded with related values and ethics for successful planning and accelerating their Institution to cater towards their essential motifs and goals. Likewise, Kalimpong College also has identified several core values and sustains them strategically and executes them to perfection. Kalimpong College acts with utmost integrity and honesty and sincerely nurtures them with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards. The College adheres and strives to achieve excellence by maintaining high standards in all its aspects, be it, at individual level, institution level or as a leader in higher education. Kalimpong College is the oldest co-ed college, having served the region for 61 years. It offers access to multiple streams of education. It has Arts, Science and Commerce streams along with the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), and IGNOU, all within the Campus. The college offers Honours in 12 subjects. Kalimpong College is the only college in the District of Kalimpong that has an IGNOU distance learning study Centre which provides Masters degree courses in ten subjects. The Department of BBA, a self- financing course, also offers two additional career oriented certificate programme courses such as Communicative and Functional English, and Tourism and Travel Management.
The motto of Kalimpong College is ‘Seek and Ye Shall Find,’ and its vision since its inception has been ‘Quality Education, Access and Equality’ which can also be seen as one area of distinctiveness of the institution and thrust area along with many others. The mission of the institution emanates from its vision to offer quality higher education and access (at a minimum cost, especially to stakeholders who are financially challenged, women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and minorities) in the region which includes not only the Darjeeling Hills, but the Dooars, the neighbouring state of Sikkim and the states of North-East India, and also the neighbouring countries of Bhutan and Nepal. It nurtures possibilities into reality by taking several measures for the successful implementation and achieving its goals. Within this framework:
Thus, in a nutshell, we can say that with within the limited resources available, Kalimpong College tries and thrives to maximize the horizon for its beneficiaries and community in general and takes necessary steps for the accomplishment of the same. The College is taking every possible endeavour to strive towards excellence so that it can flourish in keeping with its motto of ‘Seek and Ye Shall Find,’ and its vision of ‘Access, Equity and Academic Excellence.’