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“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments”

Rabindranath Tagore

The above lines communicate Tagore’s longing to witness the evolution of his country into a heavenly space of dignified existence where individuals can proceed towards experiencing the unified spirit of deliverance by striving to acquire the truth of untainted wisdom through the pursuit of knowledge which is free from all kind of barriers. The impact of his philosophical vision about widespread dissemination of knowledge to educate the diversified section of society became the guiding principle for many aspiring educational institutions in post- independent India.

Named after two important leaders of the local Santal community- Turku Hansda (1907- 1973) and Lapsa Hemram (1916- 1986), the foundational principle of Turku Hansda Lapsa Hemram Mahavidyalay was also guided by thoughts of providing a holistic mode of education for the underprivileged tribal section of a developing society located within the semi- rural outskirts of a small town named Mallarpur in the district of Birbhum of West Bengal in India. The institution has been resonating with the educational philosophy as envisioned in the above-mentioned lines of Tagore’s poem since its inception and it must be mentioned here that it also follows the same principle in its mission of encouraging emancipation through the wings of unbiased knowledge.

Established in October 2006, by the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal as proposed by some philanthropic social workers of the locality with the purpose of fulfilling the demand of having a higher educational institute in their area, and affiliated to the University of Burdwan, this institution is forever committed to the service of granting liberation by imparting knowledge to a diverse multitude of young learners within a homely atmosphere, thus preserving the local flavour of the predominant tribal culture in its administrative and other curricular practices which has included all its stakeholders in activities like teaching, learning, sports, educational practices, outreach programmes, awareness programs etc. It is expected that the institution will be able to soar high by maintaining its usual pursuit of striving towards inculcating the greater human values of co- existence through compassion and respect among its learners by integrating a multidimensional pedagogical practice to satisfy their quest for knowledge throughout the period of their stay with us.