Lilabati Mahavidyalaya, Jateswar, in the district of Alipurduar is a newly sanctioned government aided degree college. It is situated in the lap of nature and the wonderful beauty of the college campus generates joy and harmony in the minds of the people who come here. The college is dedicated to enlighten the minds of the socio-economically underprivileged but meritorious students by disseminating holistic education among them in the locality of Jateswar and adjacent areas. Ever since its inception, Lilabati Mahavidyalaya has aimed to cater to the requirements of the students who are the future of our nation. Most students of our college are first generation learners and are the first students coming from their community or areas to enter the field of higher education. Earlier, the meritorious students belonging to this region North Bengal, who are well established in different government and corporate sectors all over the country and abroad, had to travel to other districts and states for their higher education but the establishment of this college has filled that void. It is a privilege and honour to be a part of this mission to make Lilabati Mahavidyalaya a beacon within the scholastic fraternity by creating an environment of knowledge application and holistic learning for such students and make education accessible to all.
The college is named after late Lilabati Ghosh Dastidar, mother of Sri Mihir Ghosh Dastidar, Sri Tushar Ghosh Dastidar, Sri Tarun Kanti Ghosh Dastidar, Sri Amitava Ghosh Dastidar, Smt. Mallika Ghosh Dastidar (Guha), Smt. Soumi Ghosh Dastidar (Mitra) and Smt. Somali Roy (Grand Daughter), the land donors and well-known personalities of the area.
The college has been sanctioned by the Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal and is affiliated to the University of North Bengal. Our mission is to help to engender ideas that will help society, and to educate and train students to work in fields where they will be cherished for their specialised knowledge and for their aptitude.
Most of the students of the college belong to socio-economically disadvantaged groups and higher education was a luxury for the poor but meritorious young minds belonging to Jateswar the adjacent areas. They had to travel to Birpara or Falakata or even further to Coochbehar, Alipurduar, and Jalpaiguri to enrol in the field of higher education. Since the inception of Lilabati Mahavidyalaya, the meritorious students belonging to the peripheral and marginalized categories have got a wonderful opportunity to continue their higher education.
Life is full of struggles in these regions and the motto of the college is to help its students master the spirit of determination, dedication and devotion towards nation building by imparting holistic education and by eradicating the darkness of illiteracy. With the learned faculty members and cooperative office staff, our college continuously strives towards preparing our students for the emerging competitive global market by injecting knowledge and analytical skills to make the best of the educational opportunities available in the beautiful ‘Terai’ regions of North Bengal and adjoining Dooars. Lilabati Mahavidyalaya has mapped out and started following a specific path towards improvement in the field of higher education in this remote area by spreading the light of education among our students.