BARASAT COLLEGE, Barasat, North 24-Parganas started its journey in a humble way in the year 1972 with the sole motto of socio-cultural and educational upliftment of the adjoining urban and rural areas of Barasat. Barasat College, a co-educational college, was initially affiliated by the University of Calcutta under the name ‘Barasat Evening College’ on 21st Nov 1972. Honours Course in Accounting and Finance was introduced in the session 1978-79 and honours in Marketing Course started in 2002-03.With the passage of time the need was felt to introduce Humanities stream and it was introduced in the day section in the session 1988-89 with B.A pass course - subjects offered were Bengali, English, Political Science, Philosophy, Education and History. Gradually Honours courses in Humanities were introduced. The Science stream with honours course in Geography and pass courses in Pure Science, Bio- Science and Computer Science have been introduced in 2003-04 and 2004-05 respectively. In the past our college was affiliated to Calcutta University. After the formation of West Bengal State University for the district of North 24-Parganas in 2008 our college has come under the affiliation of this new University. In the Session 2012-13 Honours in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany and Computer Science were added to our journey of education. From infinite number of Teaching & Non- Teaching Staff, Students, Local Administrators and Stakeholders, it has reached its present colossal status. It has outshined many academic institutions in spite of its humble infrastructure and goes on collecting accolades as usual, as days go by.
The Barasat College shares the wisdom of the traditional Indian vision of
education, that aims at comprehensive development of the potential of the human
resource of the society. The emblem of the Barasat college embodies the two
keystones of the vision of this educational institution.
Sangachhadhwang sangbadadham…………Let us move ahead in unison, march
forward in harmony, think together and raise our voice in chorus to lead us to the
ultimate freedom,that can only be imparted by knowledge …………sa vidya
Barasat College carries the torch of education to spread the light of knowledge
and illuminate even the farthest corners of the society.
The vision of the institution is to provide maximum educational facilities to the
learners belonging to the weaker and underprivileged section of the society, coming
from rural and semi-urban area and to enrich them in their academic field as well as
With the mission of spreading education among the poor and struggling sector of
the society, Barasat college started its journey in the year of 1972. The mission of the
institution is to provide“Life Centric and job oriented” quality higher education
through a modern multi-faculty college wherein the students can be well taught and
trained to build social awareness and responsibilities towards the society and to
become partners in the socio-economic development of the country. The
demographic pattern of the backward district North 24 Parganas was also given due
weightage at the time of establishment of the college. The college has overcome a
large part of its basic infrastructural problems by recruiting new full time teachers
and the expansion of the building in recent years.
i.) To provide ‘Life Centric’ and ‘job oriented quality higher education’ through a modern multi-faculty system wherein the students can be well taught and trained to become partners in the socio-economic development of the country.
ii) To promote academic excellence and competence among the students.
iii) To be continually cognizant with the needs and demands of students as well as the society.
I wish to take this opportunity to reach out to the thousands of students willing to take admission to our college and to their guardians to say a few words about ‘Barasat College’. We , at Barasat College , believe that our college is a source of pride not only for Barasat but also North 24 parganas as well as for West Bengal. The Institution through young in age (established in 1972), has already got the Accreditation of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has started playing a pivotal role in catering quality education to students hailing from the nearby localities as well as from the remote villages of the North 24 parganas district. Most importantly, students from all communities, caste and creed have given this institution a truly cosmopolitan character and a unique distinction.
This institution which started only with the Commerce streams now provide multi faculty streams. Students may opt for Arts, Science or Commerce course for an honours or a general degree from west Bengal State University. The college is also a study centre of Rabindra Bharati University under the Distance Education Programme, which at present offers Post graduate courses in Bengai, English, Sanskrit, Education, Geography, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science and Master in Social Work(MSW). The college is about to open M.com and M.A. in Bengali with affiliation from WBSU and M.Com.(Distance Mode) from the University of Burdwan. In only thirty nine years of its journey, this institution has marched ahead in all spheres and has achieved many a success. The success rate of the students in their respective examinations are commendable. The alumni of this college are either mostly settled in well positions in the various jobs or are well provided in their lives.
Dr. Partha Pratim Dasgupta
The College is affiliated to West Bengal State University, Barasat, North 24 Parganas. It is also a recognized study centre of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, under its distance education programme.
Barasat College is situated on National Highway 34, Barasat, North 24 Parganas, Near 11 no. railway. It is located in the heart of the city between Dakbunglow More and Coloni More. As the college is located on the main road, the students of this college enjoy quick availability of transport like Train, Bus etc. to reach the college from any part of the city. It is accessible by train at Hridaypur or Barasat railway station.
Two Semesters each for each year and the total of six Semesters. In the present situation WBSU will specify the timeframe of the Semester.