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Karimganj College is at Karimganj, a town near the frontier of Indo-Bangladesh.The college boasts of many departments of studies of which the Department of Bengali holds a special position. Since the inception of the college in 1946, the Department of Bengali has always been in the forefront in imparting knowledge, in the spread of Education.With a view to open the whole world to the students 'Karimganj College Cine Club' is formed by the Department of Bengali and English. Every year guest lecture is organised by the Department with a sole purpose to spread the periphery of the minds of the students. Recently the Department has launched an An E journal called 'Pratidhwani the ECHO' and the Departmental wall magazine 'Pandulipi' has been made online so as to provide a bigger, better, platform to the budding writters.