M. S. College: Past Perfect, Future Progressive
Munshi Singh College, popularly known as M. S. College made a very modest start.This premier centre of higher education in the Northern part of Bihar was established in the year 1945 when some pious & noble souls of Champaran sat together to discuss the need of a college in Motihari, the heart of Champaran. From a rented building of one Mr. Rahman to Meyrick Bungalow &Busbariya Bungalaw of Bettiah Raj the make-shift arrangements continued till the college took its final shape in the year 1950 when it got its present location – the old & abandoned historic jail premises of the British era, at the hands of the first Chief Minister of Bihar, Dr. Shrikrishna Singh. The college was named after Babu Munshi Singh, an ordinary farmer with a noble soul who generously donated seventy five thousand rupees.
M. S. College was fortunate to have got a group of socially committed people who worked day and night to ensure a speedy growth of the college. Thus, while the college started with courses of Intermediate standard only; undergraduate classes were started within ten years in 1955 and by the year 1971 the UGC went on to approve teaching up to Postgraduate level. All this was made possible because of the untiring efforts of the group consisting of persons like Shri Ramlakhan Babu, Sri Babu, Sri Narayan Singh, Keshav Babu, the first principal and Shri Bhola Prasad Singh who served as the principal of the college till 1984.
Today, M. S. College has made a long stride. It has full time courses up to under-graduate & post-graduate levels in thirteen subjects of Arts, Science and Commerce. The college is also proud to have a separate Law Faculty. Moreover, in keeping pace with time, job-oriented self-financing Degree courses – BBA, IMB & BCA were also introduced a decade back & have been running successfully since then. M. S. College has also become a hub of Learning through Distance Mode to the entire Champaran region - the east and the west. We have study centres of IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) & Nalanda Open University which has shown sharp growth since its launch a few years back. The achievements of the college have also led to its being declared as a College with Potential for Excellence by the state government. Learn also about rpf si syllabus 2018 pdf
M.S. College located in the backward district of East Champaran is also proud of the fact that the majority of its students belong to the marginalized sections of the society – SC, ST, OBC, Minorities, Women & BPL categories. Special care is being taken of these sections in the form of UGC sponsored Remedial Classes, NET Coaching, Entry in Services Coaching, Career Counseling and various Scholarship & Stipend schemes of the State government and the UGC.
Since the arrival of our present dynamic & visionary Principal, special attention has also been paid to ensure regular conduct of classes and the speedy infrastructural growth of the college. With the generous financial support of the UGC an advanced UGC Network Resource Centre has been developed which is well-equipped with latest electronic gadgets like PCs, Lap Tops, Printers, Xerox Machine, Projectors, Internet Connectivity, sound-system, digital camera etc. As and when we receive the next grant, we hope to update it further and enhance its capacity & make it accessible not only to the faculty but also to the majority of students of the college. We have also developed our college website. The modernization of the college library & making it online is at the top of our priority now.
The achievements of the NCC unit of the college under the supervision of Dr. Arun Kumar have also added to the prestige of the college. We have also a strong unit of NSS which has time and again indulged in such meaningful programs as awareness campaign, plantation work & several other social works.
With the generous grant of the UGC we are also going to lay the foundation of a Girls’ Hostel very soon. Already by the efforts of our principal the foundation of a separate building for Vocational Courses has been laid by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur.
On academic front we have our limitations. As we are far short of teachers it is not easy to spare them for research pursuits all the time because their primary job is to conduct classes which are at the top of our priority. Even then we have made serious efforts to let the teachers avail themselves of the Faculty Development Programs of the UGC. Thus, in current financial year five Seminars have been sanctioned by the UGC to the various departments & three of our young teachers have got MRP grants. The principal has also announced payment of TA to all those teachers who are invited to attend seminars/conferences/workshops anywhere inside India. The process of accreditation from NAAC has also been initiated and we hope the NAAC team to visit the college in near future.