Named after Sir Gurudas Banerjee, the first Indian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Gurudas College has developed into a reputable institution of learning since its inception in 1956. At present the College has more than four thousand (4000) students, fifty five (55) supporting and administrative staff and nearly one hundred (100) faculty members.
The College has been successfully accredited by NAAC in 2003 and 2011. Preparations are in full swing for the third cycle of NAAC reaccreditation. At present there are fifteen (15) Hons. Courses and twenty optional/elective general subjects.
A recent and significant development is the opening of the Post-Graduate Department of Bengali.A unique feature of our institution is Gurudas Banerjee Memorial Lecture which is organized annually. Eminent scholars like Prof. Romila Thapar, Prof. Tapan Roy Chowdhury, Sri Ashok Mitra, Dr. Nrisinha Prasad Bhaduri have delivered this prestigious lecture.
Three UGC-sponsored seminars have been organized in 2016 and one more is going to be held in February, 2017 as part of the 60th anniversary of the College.