—  town  —
Location of Mecheda
in West Bengal and India
Coordinates 22°24′18″N 87°51′09″E / 22.40499°N 87.8525162°E / 22.40499; 87.8525162Coordinates: 22°24′18″N 87°51′09″E / 22.40499°N 87.8525162°E / 22.40499; 87.8525162
Country India
State West Bengal
District(s) Purba Medinipur
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Mecheda (Bengali: মেছেদা) is a town in the West Bengal, India. The town is the gate way of Purba Medinipur Dist. upon S.E.Rly. and in proximity to Haldia, Tamluk, Digha and Midnapore.


Mecheda Has a Long history of education. Besides having a number of Schools It is having a Famous college named College Of Engineering & Management, Kolaghat. It is Also Called as CEMK. College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat (CEMK) was conceived and planned by Prof. Shankar Sen, an eminent educationist and former vice chancellor, Jadavpur University in the year 1998. It has a campus area of 26.925 acres (108,960 m2) and is located 57 km away from Kolkata within the Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant (KTPP) Township, Purba Midnapur, West Bengal. The College offers full time engineering programmes leading to 4 year B. Tech degree from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT). All the courses are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, India. However, the college started off in 1998 with affiliation by Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal. The first three batches of Engineering Graduates (1998–2002, 1999–2003 and 2000–2004) from this college got Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree from Vidyasagar University. But, in the year 2001 when WBUT was formed, all non-Government Engineering Colleges in West Bengal including CEMK came under its roof.

People from all over India are employed in the town due to the Thermal Power plant. Many schools exist, such as: 1. Kola Union High School ( K.U.H.S.) 2. K.T.P.P. High school.() 3. Gopalganj High School. 4. Ramchandrapur High School. 5. Santipur Sishu sikshayatan. 6. Hakola High School 7. Barnan High School.(H.S.) 8. Chatra Kunja Rani Bani Bhawan.


Summers are hot, but the winters are mild with the mercury hardly going below 11oC. During the winter, weather is relatively warmer than other place in Purba Medinipur.


NH41, State highway and South Eastern Railways,Kalaikunda is an airforce base about 100 km from Mecheda connected by SE railway

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