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History of CMP

History of CMP

Chaudhary Mahadeo Prasad Degree College commonly known as CMP Degree College is one of the biggest constituent colleges of University of Allahabad. It is one of the premier co-education institute of Prayagraj imparting quality education in Arts, Science, Commerce and Law catering to the needs of 15000 students per year coming from prayagraj and adjoining areas also from nearby states.

Establishment of the College: The founder of the College Chaudhary Babu Mahadeo Prasad was a great visionary, philanthropist and patriot, he firmly believed that education is essential for personal enlightenment and political freedom. He has donated Rs One lakh in 1914 for the esatblishment of a higer education institute of eminence. One of the significant provisions of this ‘Will’ was that fifty percent of the income generated from his assets will be spent on education of the poor.  From Rs. 1 lakh so provided in the ‘Will’, the CMP Degree College was established in the year 1950 and is under the governance of Kayastha Pathshala which is Asia’s biggest Society.

Journey of CMP Degree College: The college started with B.Sc. program in 1950 in the building of K.P. Intermediate College. In 1953 the college was shifted to its present location at that time known as Agra Jamindar Association’s Building housed at Mahatma Gandhi Marg, George Town, Allahabad.

It became a full-fledged Degree College with both Arts and Science faculties in 1955. The first Principal of the College was Sri Babu Ram Saxena, who was succeeded by Sri Madhav  Prasad, Dr. D.R. Bhattacharya, an Ex Vice-chancellor of Allahabad University, Sri J.Sen, Dr. Satya Prakash Srivastava and Sri R.K. Sur. The year 1957 saw the rise of a new era in the history of development of C.M.P. Degree College, when Sri J.P. Srivastava took over the reins as Principal from previous torch bearers noted above. At that time the institution was struggling hard to find its feet in the face of paucity of resources and lack of desired support. In that very year, with the supported fund of the U.P. Government and Pandit Kamalapati Tripathi, the then Education Minister, laid the foundation stone of the College hostel. The first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the college hostel in 1957 known as Sampoornand Hostel. In the same year, the old Zamindar Association Hall was modified to locate the college library and reading hall situated in the surrounding of greeneries and overlooking the playground. At present apart from the main campus the college also has separate campus for Commerce and Law faculty located at Kamla Nehru Road.

In 1963-64 separate arrangements were made for girl students. In 1976, girls, education was shifted to a new building at 4, Kamla Nehru Road. The B.Sc. (Bio.) classes for girls along with full-fledged members, and laboratories started in 1982. Unfortunately due to continuous retirement of teaching and non-teaching staff and with no new appointment of staff from University of Allahabad the girl students were shifted to the Main Wing of the College in 2010.

To cope with the expansion in science education and the rush of students, separate building for Botany and Zoology departments having well planned laboratories, lecture halls, seminar rooms and Museum came up in the year 1976 and the Chemistry department was expanded further.

The structural development of the college did not take rest for a while. The foundation stone of a commodious Auditorium with a seating capacity for 1500 persons was laid by Munshi Harnandan Prasad, the then President of Kayasth Pathshala. The Auditorium known as Dr Pyarelal Auditorium after an upgradation in 2021 wears a grand theatrical appearance profusely adding to the glory of the functions held therein.

It was in 1972 that the Law Faculty was added to the folds of the College family. Initially run in the old Zamindar Association building in the morning, the faculty has finally shifted into a separate independent campus at 4, Kamla Nehru Road since January 1990. The Faculty of Commerce was started in 1976 in the main campus but recently to cope up with the growing number of students and research it has been shifted to a separate campus at 4 Kamla Nehru Road. Thus, the College now imparts undergraduate teaching in four faculties namely Arts, Science, Commerce and Law catering to the needs of approximately 15000 students.

The College became a Constituent College of the University of Allahabad on July 14, 2005. The year 2015-16 has brought new milestone in the history of the college, when the University of Allahabad under guidance of Prof. Rattan Lal Hangloo, Vice-Chancellor decided to start Post Graduate Courses in its all-constituent colleges. After statutory clearance, the university has allowed post-graduation from session 2016-17 in M.Com;  LLM; M.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics;  M.A. in Ancient History, Med. History, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Hindi, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit and Sociology. in the year 2016 the college has also got permission to start three year degree course Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), one year Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) and Certificate in Computer Concepts (CCC from NIELIT) . One new UG course in Defence Studies and one year diploma course in Theatre were also started from the session 2017-18. Research was accreditated to the college in the session 2019-2020; as such 17 departments of the college are running PhD programs with approximately 250 ph.D scholars enrolled.

The college has NSS and NCC (Girls) schemes for the students. Gender Sensitization Cell, Career Counselling Cell, Anti-ragging Cell, RTI Cell, Alumni Association, ICT Cell, IQAC Cell, Proctorial Board, Dean Students’ Welfare Committee, Grievance Redressal Cell, Development Committee, Athletic Association and other bodies are working towards quality education. time to time college organizes various environmental activities, Green campus drive, health care activities and  value based education focussing ont he crosscutting issues in the society.

The college firmly believes that education is essential for personal enlightenment and political freedom. Hence, the mission of the college is to provide quality education to enhance all-round intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development of students. It promotes commitment among student for social upliftment and human values. The college provides under-graduate education in the stream of Arts, Commerce, Science and Law. The college has infrastructure facilities like Library, Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Conference room Auditorium, Lecture theatres, Museum, Botanical Garden, Playground, Health Centre, Computer centre etc.

Governance of the College:

The Administration of any institution systematically helps to arrange and coordinate the human and material resources available so as to achieve the stipulated goals of the institution. To expedite the journey of CMP Degree College towards excellence and glory, the Governing Body plays a very significant role. The college is managed by the Governing Body constituted as per the ordinance of the University of Allahabad. It is the apex body of the college. It is headed by Chairperson and the Principal acts as the Secretary (ex officio) of the Governing Body. All together including the chairman and the Principal, the Governing body consists of 17 members of which 8 members are the founder member & representative of society, 4 members are nominated by the Hon’ble V.C. from a panel drawn up by the executive council of the university and 3 are representative of teachers.

The Principal is also ex officio be the Chairperson of the staff council and is the decision-making authority in all matters and for the implementation of all policies. The Conveners of various Committees, the IQAC Coordinator, Proctor, Dean of Student Welfare and the College Librarian  assist the Principal in academic and administrative matters. The Staff Council performs the functions as per clause 10 (d) of ordinance XXXV of the University of Allahabad.

To develop a well synchronized system of academics and meticulous execution of administrative activities in the college, various committees are formed in the college such as: Academic Planning & Evaluation Committee, Academic Programme Committee, Admission Committee, Students welfare committee, Proctorial Board , Sports committee, NAAC, IQAC, Women Cell, Alumni Association, Anti Ragging Squad, Finance and Purchase, Grievance Redressal Cell, etc.

The Principal is in charge of all student admissions according to the rules and regulations of the University of Allahabad. An Admission committee is constituted by the Principal to execute, supervise and oversee the admission procedure. The Committee abides by the norms and policies of Government of India, UGC and the University of Allahabad with regard to admission and reservation of students.

The Financial matters of the college are managed and closely monitored by the Bursar, the Principal and the Section Officer (Accounts). The college has formed a Purchase Committee which adopts a proper procedure for purchases. The official purchases shall be carried out by the Purchase Committee following all the stipulated regulations. The college undergoes both internal and external audits. As for the external audit, the audit wing of the University of Allahabad visits the college periodically and inspects all the files pertaining to the financial matters. The internal audit takes place annually after the completion of every financial year by a Chartered Accountant, who works as an auditor appointed by the College. The staff of the Office and Accounts section, with the help of supporting staff are responsible for the management of the office for financial and establishment related matters.

The Principal ensures a transparent and well-planned financial management system whereby the funds/grants received from Government, UGC, Management and benefactors are effectively mobilized for the infrastructure development, maintenance, academic and other various supportive activities in the college. The College has a Building and Maintenance Committee which looks after requirements for maintenance of infrastructure and instruments. There is also a Campus Beautification Committee which is responsible for keeping the campus clean. Cleanliness of the class rooms/laboratories and other department facilities are to be monitored and maintained by the concerned departments.

With regards to the students, workshops, seminars, webinars and training programmes are organised periodically on various topics related to skill enhancement, innovation, entrepreneurship, life skills, along with motivational and counselling classes to bolster them to grow in dynamism. Similarly, for teaching and non-teaching staff various workshops, seminars, webinars and training programmes are organised so as to enhance their quality. All teachers, apart from their assigned academic work, take up other administrative duties every year.

Faculty and staff:

There are 215 sanctioned posts of Teachers including one post for Principal, 59 posts of Group –C employees and 81 posts of Group-D employees. Presently, the college has 186 teachers, 16 Group –C employees and 47 Group-D employees. The college has very qualified faculty and good quality of staff.

The college is ideally located in the heart of the city at Mahatma Gandhi Marg, George Town. The distance from Bus Station, railway station and Holy Sangam is nearly 2 to 3 KM. One can easily reach the college through Public transport which are regularly available.


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