History Of The College
History Of The College
Millat College was founded on October 17, 1956. The foundation and establishment of Millat College, Darbhanga is a result of dedication, conviction and vision of the people, who realized the importance of modern and scientific education of Muslims and built it stone by stone making one sacrifice after another. Millat College started as the first Muslim Minority college of Bihar, founded by Hafiz Dr. Abdul Hafeez Salfi, a visionary and charismatic leader, scholars and ducationists who laid stone on October 17, 1956 at Shafi Muslim School, Darbhanga. He also advocated and sought support to start the college, the congregation ended with the resolution and formation of an Organizing Committee to establish the College namely “Millat College”.
The College has come a long way from the time of Pioneers envisioned and under took the difficult task for establishing, when only a few enlightened and for sighted Persons were prepared to support the modern education.
The concept of Millat College is derived from the vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was an Indian Muslim reformer, philosopher and educationist in nineteenth century. After that Muslims Community established the educational institutions throughout the length and breadth of the country. The idea of Millat College was conceived out of the growing importance of modern and scientific education, educational backwardness and lack of educational opportunities and access for Muslims of Darbhanga. By the time of independence of India, the Muslim leaders and educationists of Darbhanga had established many institutions for religious and moral education of Muslims, prominent among them were, Darul Uloom Ahmadia Salfia, Madarsa Imdadia, Madarsa Hamidia, Yateem Khana Islamia, Darasgah Islamia etc. Though the first institution of modern education by Muslims of Darbhanga was established in 1932 as a Shafi Muslim School. The dream of higher education institution remained disillusioned for long. It was only in 1956 that the long cherished dream became a reality in form of Millat College.
The first academic year of Millat College started in 1957, with affiliation from Bihar University Patna for I. A. Course and started on lease in the premises of Shafi Muslim School, because it did not have its own land. Prof. Chandra Kant Jha delivered the first lecture on August 5, 1957 in the college. In 1962, the college was shifted to present permanent campus, and got affiliation for B. A. Programme followed by B. A. Honours programmes, I. Sc. in 1964 and B. Sc. in 1967. By virtue of a write petition filed in the High Court the college was declared as Muslim Minority Institution. In 1976, the College came under the control of government of Bihar and became a Constituent College of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwarnagar, Darbhanga w.e.f. 01.04.1975. The college became a constituent unit of Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwarnagar, Darbhanga in 1975 and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12 (B) and Section 2 (f) of UGC Act, 1956. The national Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) have accredited the college with grade ‘B’.
In 1988-90 Post-graduate programmes (M. A. & M. Sc.) also were started till 1993-95 when first time co-education started in the college. In 2022 again Post graduate programs in Urdu, Persian and Zoology have been started, Presently more than sixty percent students enrolled in the College are female Students. In 1999, UGC sponsored B. Voc. Environment and Water Management (EWM) programme was started in the college but it was discontinued later due to some technical reasons. The College has again forwarded the proposal to the government for revival the course.
The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee on May 30, 2008 and distinguished alumni of Millat College, Union Minister of State in Human Resource Development (GOI) Janab Ali Ashraf Fatimi presided over the function as a Chief Guest. The college also received UGC constructed Golden Jubilee Block under this scheme.