The National Service Scheme unit works on different projects to make valuable contribution to the society and to sensitize our students towards various social issues. Our NSS volunteers participate in different University Level, State Level and National level programs.
Our Institutional Social responsibility is not only reflected in having a strong NSS unit but also in adopting a slum, arranging special camps and follow up program for the awareness of slum people regarding their good health.
The College encourages the Departments to organize seminars, conferences and Invited Lectures on relevant themes during each academic session. The Departments also collaborate with each other to conduct seminars on relevant themes, with the active participation and volunteering of the students. Special students’ seminars are also held by different Departments and also form a part of the continuous evaluation of the students’ progress and their orientation to research activities.
Star College Scheme has been initiated by The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi to support colleges offering undergraduate education in order to improve science teaching across the country. Maulana Azad College is the only college in Eastern India who bagged the STAR STATUS from DBT in 2017. Five Science Departments (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Microbiology) are benefitted from this scheme for strengthening their academic and physical infrastructure and for achieving excellence in teaching and skill based hands-on- training.
Through this programme the departments try to impart its students to have the best human and professional values. The departments encourage students not only in their academic pursuit but also in their career prospects by giving impetus to their creative potentiality and their skill development. Consequently, they are placed in different universities for their higher education and big research institutes like TIFR, IISC, IITs, ISM, IACS, SINP, SNBNCBS, NCBS, NII, IISER etc in India and abroad.
Maulana Azad College has a heritage of publishing a Students Magazine, peer-reviewed but an editorial board of Faculty members. All the Departments also maintain Wall Magazines within the College premises where students regularly update their creative inputs relevant to their field of study.
The College possesses a big playground at Gorachand Dutta Lane. In addition, the College for large-scale events requisitions the Calcutta University Ground. The Annual sports is held at the beginning of every year. Prizes and trophies are awarded following the meet, to participant students as well as teachers. The students displaying bright prospects for the relevant sport are encouraged and trained to participate in Inter College and Inter University Sports Meet throughout the year. The college team regularly participates in the Inter- Government College and Intra University Football and Cricket Tournament and Athletic Meets.View Sports Activities
The College has two common rooms-a Boys’ Common Room and a Girls’ Common Room. Both possess ample facilities for indoor games such as table tennis, carom and chess. There is also a well-equipped multi-gym in the College. The students for recreation as well as competition also play outdoor games such as Soccer, Cricket and Badminton
The College maintains the tradition of holding debates on special issues, quiz competitions, on-stage plays and the annual “Mushaira” (Kavi Sammelan), which witnesses the participation of renowned poets form the city and beyond. The College also observes ceremonial events like Milad-un Nabi, Saraswati Puja, International Language Day, Tagore Anniversary, World Environment Day and so on, so that the students and teachers can pay respect through their creative abilities and participation. National events like Independence Day, republic day, Netaji’s Birthday etc. are observed with due diligence.