Manbhum Mahavidyalaya, initially affiliated to the University of Burdwan (1986) now it is affiliated under the Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, was established in 1986, with a view to extending academic knowledge, offering scope for higher education and all round development to its students especially amongst the relatively deprived and backward sections of the people of the district.
The college came into existence primarily as a result of the enterprise and responsibility undertaken by the local residents and social workers with lofty objectives. In 1985 the organizing committee of the proposed college and later, the Ad-hoc Governing Body of the college took massive efforts to realize their dream of a college, went on collecting donations from the people and succeeded remarkably. The college building came up and it was admirably supported by the Purulia Zilla Parishad, without whose repeated sanction of grants from the district plan the present college building would not have been possible.
The college provides platform to cultivate a strong community feeling amongst the students of different communities and this creates a bond of love, respect and fellow feelings.
The college is situated at the base of a hillock, surrounded by a calm atmosphere free from the din and bustle of the town. The college campus is 3 K.M. away from Proper Manbazar, a place in the southern part of the Purulia district, which is 53 K.M. from Purulia, the district Head Quarter. The large area of plantation within its campus, providing the institution with an ideal academic environment.
Manbhum Mahavidyalaya is committed to providing excellence in education in Humanities, Commerce and Science faculties in the Under Graduate level to the students of all communities especially to those who are financially weak and socially backward. The mission of the college is to pursuit of knowledge and develops personal values through academic and extracurricular activities. The college emphasizes towards creating an ambience where students gain depth and breadth of knowledge that provide meaningful contribution to career and community.
"Manbhum Mahavidyalaya is committed to providing excellence in education in Humanities, Commerce and Science faculties in the under graduate level to the students of all communities especially students who are financially backward. The mission of the college is to pursue knowledge through academic and extra-curricular activities and develop/ personal values. The college emphasizes on creating an ambience where students gain depth and breadth of knowledge that provide meaningful contribution to career and community." Majority of the population in this area of the district is historically deprived of basic education for long past years. Therefore, a majority of the students are either from economically backward community or from the backward castes. Thus the college was established with the stated goals so that-
Higher education can be accessible to all, irrespective of caste and creed, rich or poor;
Special stress can be given in catering higher education to the students hails from socially backward community;
Sense of equality evolves;
Career/employment orientation evolves.