Jamshedpur, June 23 : City’s famous cradles for women – Graduate School College for Women (established 1971) would get new address in 2019.
The East Singhbhum district administration on Friday cleared the formalities for shifting of the college to near the Subernarekha Link Road behind Tagore Society in Sakchi near Sakchi police station. The decision was taken in a meeting attended by officials from Tata Steel and college.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar said they given a green signal to allow the shifting of the college, to a new location, as both the college authorities and Tata Steel have agreed to it.
They have asked the district education officer, R. K. P Singh and ADM law and order Subodh Kumar to furnish a report on certain issues after which they will be sending a formal proposal about relocation of the college to the state government.
According to sources, the DEO would submit a report based on student’s number (over 6,000) if the size of the campus would be sufficient or not while the ADM law and order in its report would suggest if the locations would be suitable for a women’s education in view of law and order.
Tata Steel had demanded relocation of the college to a new area within its lease areas as it requires the existing site of the college for its expansion plans from 9.7 MT per annum to 11 MT per annum at its Jamshedpur works. Significantly, Tata Steel has agreed to build a similar structure for the Graduate School College for Women in the same area as it is located at the moment (nearly 2.53 acres) in the new location.
“ We are ready to cooperate the company and the administration. We hope that after construction of the college we will start the 2019 session in the new location,” said Usha Shukla, principal of the Graduate School College for Women.
The Graduate School College for Women came up in 1971 with ten student only. The initiation is the first women’s college to offer commerce at the graduation level in the whole of undivided Bihar since 1971.
The college teaches honors degree course in art, commerce and science subjects including statistics, later the college started B.ed course in 2005 with the approval of NCTE Bhubaneswar.