9.45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Monday – Friday
9: 45 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.: Saturday
• Practical classes may continue beyond normal college hours.
• Some classes may commence at 9 a.m.
• Some classes may be held after 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Established in 1938 as an extension of Gokhale Memorial Girls’
School, Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College has emerged today as one of the
premier educational institutions in the eastern part of India in its own
right, offering state-of-the art quality education to countless aspiring
female students. Sarala Ray, popularly known as Mrs. P. K. Ray, a great
social reformer and educationist, founded the Gokhale Memorial Girls’
School in 1920. One of the first Indian women to acquire a University
degree, Sarala Ray’s primary objective was not merely to churn out women
graduates but to train women so as to develop their thoughts and ideals
as right citizens, capable home builders and conscientious workers.
This institution has been named after Gopal Krishna Gokhale, a
distinguished teacher, educationist and freedom fighter. Sarala Ray was
greatly inspired by his educational aspirations especially for women.
The Institution was founded as a memorial to Gokhale, the great patriot
of India, to serve the cause of education of girls in the country.
Dr. S. E. Rani Ghosh was the first Principal of the School and
College. She founded the College and served it from its inception in
1938 till her death on 18th November 1961. A true educationist, she
nurtured the Institution from an Intermediate College of Arts and
Science to a Three Year Degree College. Under her guidance, the
Institution gained a wide reputation and lived up to the expectations of
Gokhale and Sarala Ray.
Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College is the first college to be affiliated
to teach Psychology by the Calcutta University in 1957 in the Three Year
The college gradually expanded and its affiliation was extended to
teach various Honours subjects.
Vision & Mission
The vision of Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College is:
To carry forward its founder’s vision of development and empowerment of
women through education that fosters knowledge and skills, promotes
values of equality, secularism and national integration, moulds
character through discipline and rigour and creates an open mind capable
of assimilating the best traditions of the East and the West. The
mission statements of Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College aim at translating
its vision into action plans:
- To stimulate the academic environment of the Institution for promotion
of quality in teaching-learning.
- To maintain balance between education that promotes knowledge per se
and training that imparts skills for employability.
- To broaden the base of women’s education in keeping with the framework
of a pluralistic society.
- To inculcate among the students egalitarian, secular and non-parochial
values in addition to the core values of honesty and discipline and also
a spirit of social work.
- To promote all-round development of girls through cultivating their
sensibility to beauty, harmony, social justice and heritage.
Dissemination of knowledge is the primary objective of the
Institution. Within our limited scope we try to live up to the ideals of
our founder to train our girls to be “right citizens” and conscientious
• Striving for academic excellence
• Placing emphasis on discipline
• Maintaining an environment that is conducive for development of values
in accordance with the best traditions of the East and the West.
We solicit co-operation from the guardians and the students to help us
in achieving these goals.
The College aims at all-round development of the personality of the
students by trying to draw out their latent capabilities. With this aim
in view, an annual cultural programme is held to showcase their talents.
Further, intra-college competitions are held in music, dance,
recitation, painting, etc. The College also undertakes a number of
extension activities such as blood donation camps, nutrition awareness
camps in slum areas etc. to inculcate social responsibility in students.
There is a student welfare sub-committee to resolve student related
issues. The forum enables the students to participate in development and
student welfare activities of the College.
The College has a system whereby parents are intimated, if necessary,
about their wards’ strengths and shortcomings.
Physical fitness is encouraged through badminton tournament and annual