TATA College, a constituent postgraduate unit of Kolhan University, is a premier institute of higher education in Chaibasa in West Singhbhum in the state of Jharkhand in India. The present campus of Tata College was built on January 27, 1954. Till 1961, the college was a constituent unit of Patna University. The College became a Constituent Unit of Ranchi University in the year 1961. With the establishment of Kolhan University in Chaibasa in 2009, the college became a permanent constituent unit of the university
The college offers both UG and PG programs in natural sciences, social sciences, languages and applied sciences besides add-on courses in career and soft skill development. The college started in the campus of Zilla School, Chaibasa in 1951. The present sprawling campus of the college came into existence in 1954.
The present campus of the college is spread over an area of 38 acres of land on the Bypass Road, Chaibasa. Kolhan University and the Office of the District Administration of West Singhbhum is adjacent to Tata College campus. The land was donated by the local villagers and the buildings were designed and constructed by the Tata Steel industry. The visionary leadership behind the history of Tata College in Chaibasa was Sri Puran Chandra Birua.
The physical infrastructure of Tata College is wonderfully rich. The college has separate buildings for science, social sciences, humanities education besides the dedicated science laboratory building and well infrastructural multipurpose building. There is a complete separate wing for library, e-learning and reading rooms.
At present, Tata College has 19 departments in two major Faculties – Natural and Applied Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The college caters to the higher educational needs of around 3,000 students of the surrounding area of 60 kilometer radius. Undergraduate programs are offered in both honours and general levels. The college offers seven postgraduate degree programs those include two years‘ M.A. programs in English, Odia and Political Science and two years M. Sc. programs in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The college also offer a job oriented professional program, namely, Bachelor in Computer Application. There is also an add-on program that helps the students in being trained in soft skills while learning in major programs. Name of the course is EXCEL that stands for ‘Employability Excellence with College Education and Learning’. The course is an outcome of the attempt of the college to have a tie of with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
The campus of Tata College, Chaibasa is fully Wi-Fi enabled. The Central Library of the college has been subscribing to Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) of India. Along with, the college subscribes to Spoken Tutorial project by National Mission for Education (NME) through Information and Computer Technology (ICT). With the initiatives by Kolhan University, the college could establish a virtual classroom system in 2016, so that the students of the college can get benefits of the classes taken at other constituent colleges of the university.
Being in a semi-urban locality in Jharkhand, the college faces frequent power failure. However, the college has adequate high power transformers, generators and Uninterrupted Power Suppliers (UPS).
The students of Tata College come from different economic, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Lingual diversity is a big thing to note for Tata College. The college culture has been shaped in such a way that we celebrate diversity and treat all equally and provide equal opportunity for all. The college administration and Equal Opportunity Cell work tirelessly to provide equal opportunities to all both in curricular and extra curricular aspects. There is rare evidence of ragging, sexual harassment and any other type of insecurity in the college campus. Although it’s not needed, we have adequate CCTV cameras at each corner of the campus inside inside the buildings without compromising with anyone‘s privacy. The dedicated faculty members and supporting staff of Tata College has been thriving their best to make the institute a remarkable one in entire nation.
The college records shows that a considerable number of our students has been topping the university examinations and has been awarded with gold medals for decades. In terms of extra curricular activities, Tata College has been a forerunner for years. Year to year, the students of the college has been awarded with prestigious medals in sports, creativity, community extension and social services.