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History of Chas College, Chas


Chas College, Chas is a constituent unit under Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag. The college is located village Diwanganj, P.O.- Kura, Chas beside Dhanbad- Tata road on NH-32, approx 3 km away from Chas in the district of Bokaro. This College was established by the then minister of mines (Govt. Of Bihar) Lt. Imamul Hai Khan who had conceived a dream-idea of providing a job oriented institution in the neglected area with the populace of mostly SC, ST, OBC, Displaced, Minorities & Downtrodden. As per the cherished dream of Lt. I. H. Khan to educate the children of the backward region of this area including Chas, Chandankiyari, Baramasia, Pindrajora etc. Chas College has been moving forward ever since.

Chas college was estabilised in 1976 (June) at small building in the premise of Ram Rudra High School, Jodhadih More (Chas). It is by efforts of Lt. Sri Khan, 15 acres of land was acquired from Forest Department of State Government at Diwanganj village where five rooms were constructed for the college by the Chas-Bokaro Vikas Samiti – comprising of eminent local personalities prominently Sri Samresh Singh. Thereafter, the college was completely shifted from Jodhadih More to Diwanganj in 1983 and became constituent in 1985.

In the year 2001, Chas College organized its Silver Jubilee and in the same year the main gate and the Boundary wall of the college were constructed from the M.P. Fund of J.M.M. Supremo cum Parliamentarian- Sri Shibu Soren. Later on the purchase of Computers for Computer Lab. and construction of Science Block were ensured after obtaining fund from Sri R. K. Anand, the then M.P. (Rajya Sabha). Subsequently, Administrative Block of the College was built from the M. L. A. Fund, granted by the then M. L. A. of Chandankiyari Sri Haru Rajwar. The construction of Commerce Block of the college followed after securing fund from the M.P. Quota of Lt. Parmeshwar Kr. Agarawal (then M.P.- Rajya Sabha). A big hall is constructed by the HRD, Govt. of Jharkhand and also two Hostels Building by Welfare Department of Govt. of Jharkhand.

The role of Politician, Social activists and intellectuals has been praiseworthy for the establishment of Chas College. The efficient Principal, Prof. N. K. P. Sinha & Prof.-In-Charge Dr. C. C. Mahato led this college to the present status of goodness. Far from the madding crowd of city, Chas College is distinguished for teaching scholarly faculty members and for discharging official duties by hardworking non-teaching staff. A number of students of Chas College have achieved laurels to their credit not only on the university level but also on national level. In 2009, Sri Indrajeet Mahatha – an Arts Graduate of this college secured 111th position in prestigious the Indian Civil Services. Moreover, the students of this college are well placed in various fields of great repute. Even in the field of sports Sri. Karan Kumar Karmkar – an Arts Graduate of the college has achieved National Recognition in Archery.

Chas College has been imparting education from Intermediate to Graduation in the faculties of Arts, Science & Commerce and research activity. At present there are approximately five thousand nine hundred fifteen (5915) students in the college along with 44 faculty members. It is providing education mostly to SC, ST, OBC, Minority & Displaced students of rural segment.

The Highlights

  • In the month of November 1985 the college was made a constituent unit of Ranchi University, Ranchi.
  • The degree affiliation for Science and Sociology was granted from since 1983.
  • The degree affiliation for Science and Sociology was granted from since 1983.
  • The college was registered under section 2(F) and 12(B) of UGC Act in 1989.
  • In 17.09.1992 the college came under the auspices of Vinoba Bhave University after the bifurcation of Ranchi University.
  • In the year 2008 the college initiated a vocational course- ‘Electronics’.
  • The college has already applied for Distance Education Programme (DEP).
  • Campus:- The college boosts of 15 acres area. This is situated beside the NH-32 on Dhanbad-Tata road. It is 8 KM from Bokaro Steel Plant and Bokaro District Head Quarter, and 3 KM from Chas Block Office. The college has a mammoth Main Building. Comprising of spacious Arts, Science & Commerce Blocks and a big gallery, a couple of Hostels constructed by the State Government. It has a fully equipped Science Departments, separate Computer Section. The college has adequate facilities for sports and extracurricular activities. There is a big play ground for outdoor games.
  • There is a big central library which has adequate books for all courses and in all disciplines.
  • The college is committed to the cause of strengthening higher education in this backward region of the state. We believe in transparency our endeavour, activities and total participation of all the stake holders. We very well understand our social responsibilities and expect to live up to it. Our resolve stems from the impetus enthused by our Vice-chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Gurudeep Singh and Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Manoranjan Pd. Sinha who have initiated measures to improve the educational environment of the colleges under VBU Hazaribag by introducing Choice Based Credit System, Online Registration and Other “e” facilities.