Established in 1860, Harish Chandra Post Graduation College, Varanasi often abbreviated to HCPGC was started by a non- profit organization to impart education to locals. Initially starting with a high school, it now has courses up to post-graduation. The college is affiliated to M.G Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi. It provides education in 5 domains namely, Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, and Law at under graduation and numerous specializations at postgraduation. The admission to these courses is carried out by entrance exams. It started with 5 students, now it welcomes 2500+ students each year for their various programs. Apart from academics, the college has NCC and NSS programs to incorporate discipline and social work in students through these certificate courses.

Harish Chandra PG College Highlights

Established in | type 1860 | government
Affiliated to M.G Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi
Approved by Bar council of India
Courses offered B.A, B.Sc, BBA, BCA, B.Com, LL.B, MA, M.Sc, B.ed, M.Com
Entrance exam Conducted by the college
Application mode Online, Offline
Admission through Merit-based list
Facilities Computer labs, library, reading room, sports clubs, science labs NCC, NSS, etc.
Official website

Harish Chandra PG College Courses

The college offers U.G and P.G courses in Arts, Commerce, Science, Law, and Education. Given below is an overview of the courses available:

Course Specializations Details
B.A Sociology, Hindi, English, Medieval and Modern History, Sanskrit, Ancient history, Political science, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Mathematics Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Intermediate graduate and college entrance exam merit rank
B.Sc Maths Group: Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Chemistry Biology group: Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, and Physics
BCA Computer Application
B.Com Commerce
BBA Business Administration
LL.B Law
B.Ed Education Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduate with college entrance exam merit rank
M.A Hindi, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics
M.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, statistics
M.Com Commerce

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Harish Chandra PG College Admission

The college conducts three entrance exams, one for the undergraduate level, one for B.Ed, and one for the postgraduate level. The admission is based on the merit list that is created on the entrance exam scores.

How to Apply?

  • The student must appear in the entrance test and secure a considerable score. The cutoff is declared at the time of admissions depending upon the average scores.
  • After the exam, proceed to fill the admission form of the college.
  • Submit all necessary documents.
  • After the submission of the form and the documents, one can wait for the display of the merit list.
  • Further, if your name appears in the merit list you can pay the fee and reserve your seat.

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Harish Chandra PG College Varanasi Placement

The college starts to call the students for campus interviews from various companies. The majority of jobs being offered are in the field of customer service representatives. Approximately 10 to 15% of students get placement each year. The highest package given until now has been INR 1.5 lakhs per month.

The college also arranges summer internships. Some of the companies that take the students for summer internships are Coca Cola, Geodis, Technoforte.

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Harish Chandra PG College Varanasi Scholarship

The college provides state government scholarships to students who come from a weaker economical section. Meritorious students can avail scholarships up to INR 2,450. The scholarship is also available for NCC and NSS top-performing students. Toppers from each domain can get a 25% waiver on the fee.

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Harish Chandra PG College Facilities

Listed below are some of the facilities available in Harish Chandra PG College:

  • Library: The college has a library and a separate reading room for studying with a capacity of 70-80 students at a time. There is a collection of reference books related to the courses including foreign journals, guides, and e-resource. It is open for students from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Computer labs: The College also has a completely equipped computer lab with 15 computers and all the techno-gadgets to provide its students with maximum accessibility to the world virtually.
  • NCC: The college has an NCC Certificate course for the students to enroll in alongside the course to develop discipline.
  • NSS: The college has an NSS Certificate course for the students to enroll in alongside the course to develop social work skills.
  • Science laboratories: The college has Chemistry and Physics labs for hands-on practice and to increase practical based knowledge along with theoretical one.
  • Sports clubs: The premises has volleyball courts, badminton court, football ground, etc.

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Harish Chandra PG College Faculty

College teaching is conducted by 80 Professors and Assistant Professors. Most of them are doctorate holders having years of experience. They have engaged in several cells that aid students during their courses such as cells are anti-ragging cells, students grievances cell, etc.

  • Department of Arts: 29 professors
  • Department of Commerce: 7 professors
  • Department of Science: 28 professors
  • Department of Law: 7 professors
  • Department of Education: 3 professors

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Harish Chandra PG College FAQs

Ques. Is there a hostel of the college?

Ans. No, the hostel facility is not available in the college.

Ques. What are the career prospects after pursuing a course in B.Sc from PCM?

Ans. After pursuing B.Sc there are a lot of options available like teaching, banking, P.O, Railway Exam, etc.

Ques. What is the refund policy in case I don’t complete the course?

Ans. No refund is allowed after the commencement of the course, before that you may get the complete fees back.

Ques. Is there a reservation for backward classes?

Ans. Yes, there is a 15% reservation of seats and relaxation in the minimum percentage required.

Ques. What is the intake for M.A and B.A?

Ans. The intake for M.A and B.A is 330 and 840 seats respectively.