Established in 1956 and named after Sir Gooroodas Banerjee, the first Indian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, our college has blossomed into a reputed institution of higher learning in East Kolkata, with nearly 4000
students, 53 administrative staff and 103 teachers. As an institution affiliated to the University of Calcutta, our college is introducing Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS), as directed by the parent university. This will promote greater
academic flexibility and give wider choices to our students. We have organized two workshops on CBCS. The resource persons were the Vice-Chancellor of The Neotia University and former Advisor to the National Knowledge Commission, Prof. A. Kolaskar, the Vice-Chancellor of West Bengal State University, Prof. Basab Chaudhuri, and the Inspector of Colleges, University of Calcutta, Sri Debashis Biswas.
At present our college offers 20 General courses, 18 Hons. courses and 3 PG courses in Bengali, Zoology and Physics. The combined efforts of sincere students, dedicated staff and distinguished faculty have earned the college a coveted grade from NAAC. It has also received Rs. 2 crores as grant from RUSA. The college provides holistic and quality education at an affordable cost. Spread across its three buildings – Main Building, Commerce Building and Library Building – the institution brings together modern state-of-art laboratory equipment, internet facilities, a well-stocked library with 44,000 books and modern conveniences like smart class rooms and photocopying facility. The activities of the NSS units of the college have earned appreciation from the University authorities. One of our students was adjudged the best NSS volunteer, and received an award from the Hon’ble Higher Education Minister, Dr. Partha Chatterjee. Our college has a tradition of holding Gurudas Banerjee Memorial Lectures. Last year’s lecture was delivered by the noted astrophysicist, Dr. Debiprosad Duari, on “A New View of Solar System”. Our college also holds seminars and talks on timely and topical issues. As the head of the institution, I seek the continuing goodwill and support of all our patrons and stakeholders.