Birsa Munda College is the only Hindi Medium College in the Terai region of Darjeeling District, West Bengal. It was established in the year 2018, with the aim of imparting quality education to the rural population of Hatighisa and its surrounding regions largely dominated by tea gardens.
Spread over an area of 6 acres, the college is a co-educational degree college affiliated to the North Bengal University. Geographically, it is located in one of the most crucial areas of District Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, popularly known as the “Chicken-Neck Corridor”. This stretch of land, which connects the eight North Eastern States with the rest of India, serves as an important gateway of the country owing to its shared international boundaries with four major South Asian economies, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China.
The college is easily connected by air, rail and road. The closest airport at Bagdogra is only 9 km away. The Siliguri Junction and the New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) are two of the nearest broad-gauge railway stations, situated at 18 km and 22 km respectively. By road, the college is connected to the Asian Highway 2 and the National Highway NH-31.