Our College

About the College

The purpose of education is man making and nation building. Swami Vivekananda said, "Education is the manifestation of perfection already in men." To make this purpose of "man-making" successfully in this locality, Bagnan College was established in 16th July, 1958. The zeal and efforts of Late Badal Chandra Maji, an established business man, a social reformer and a lover of education of Khalore village at Bagnan was instrumental in the setting up of this educational institution. This man generously donated a building, a pond, a tube well and a sizeable plot of land to give shape to this noble endeavour. His gift and the untiring efforts of late Bijoy Krishna Paul of Gopalpur village finally resulted in the setting up of this institution of Higher Education in this rural locality.

To make this project successful in its formative stage, many progressive people and institutions of the locality and beyond came forward. The efforts of Bagnan Pan Association and Calcutta Boys School deserve special merit in this regard. Sri Sailendra Nath Ghosh of Mahadevpur village donated Rs.15,000/- in the memory of his father for the development of the Bagnan College at the initial stage. Subsequently, Late Satyeswar Samanta also donated Rs.1,00,000/- for construction of the Science Building of the College.

Initially what started as an Arts Department taught only Humanities as a General Course has evolved into a dynamic institution offering a series of undergraduate honours courses. The Department of Commerce was established in the Evening Shift in 1966. The Department of Science, was inaugurated in 1974 in the Day Shift with few Science subjects, are testaments to our commitment to diversify an academic excellence and to meet the need of the locality and society. In 1995-1996 academic session, the proudly introduced and extended the Morning Shift exclusively catering to girl students in the locality and neighboring districts where only Humanities General subjects are passionately taught. Gradually, different three Honours Courses were started along with the General courses. At present the College is imparting undergraduate regular Honours and General degree Courses under CBCS as well as four year Honours and Honours with research and three year MultidisciplinaryCourse (MDC) under Curriculum and Credit Framework (CCF-2022) under the aegis of the University of Calcutta after implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020. Since long the College has been running a Study Centre under Netaji Subhash Open University (NSOU). Currently, nearly 3000 students have enrolled under distance mode of NSOU for UG & PG courses in different subjects/ courses. The Morning, Day and Evening Shift of the College are under the jurisdiction and control of the Governing Body of Bagnan College.

The Bagnan College presently is one of the premier institutions of Higher Education in West Bengal began its journey on the auspicious day of 16th July, 1958. The College is situated in the Khalore Gram Panchayat, P.O.- Bagnan, P.S.- Bagnan, Dist.- Howrah, and very closed to the South Eastern Railway (SER). The College boasts a rich legacy of providing top-notch higher education. Since inception, the College has been a shining star in the educational landscape of the State of West Bengal and has been affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The College is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and included under Section 2(f) and 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, right from the beginning.

The College is rural based and situated in an economically Backward area in the district of Howrah. The College is a multi-shift co-educational institute imparting higher education in regular undergraduate courses in three distinct shifts namely, Day Shift, Morning Shift and Evening Shift currently comprising about 5400 regular students.

Since inception, in each and every academic session a large number of students take admission in the College for pursuing undergraduate courses coming from divergent socio-economic backgrounds along with different castes and creeds of which a large number of students belongs to minority, SC, ST and OBC & EWS categories. More importantly, a large number of students are girl students (nearly of 65%) and a majority of the students found to be the first generation learners coming from very poor economic and marginal families.

The Bagnan College is a Govt. Aided institution, affiliated to the University of Calcutta. This Institution is governed in accordance with the Acts & Statutes, Rules and Regulations of Calcutta University, Directorate of Public Instruction of Govt. of West Bengal, Ministry of Human Resource Development of Govt. of India and University Grants Commission (UGC). Accordingly the Teachers, Non-teaching Staff and the Students have representation in the Governing Body of the College. The Bagnan College holds a distinctive position in Howrah District because of the academic accomplishment of its Arts, Science and Commerce Faculties. The expansion of different departments has provided an increasing number of young persons of the locality to get the benefits of higher education. The Bagnan College, a beacon of academic excellence nestled in the heart of West Bengal! The College authority is committed to fostering a learning environment that nurtures intellect and creativity. Conveniently located near the Bagnan railway station and seamlessly connected to National Highway No. 6 (NH-6), Bagnan College is easily accessible, making it a preferred choice for discerning students seeking quality higher education.

Our dedication to providing quality education has been recognized with a "B Grade" accreditation by the NAAC in 2005. Since the College authority is actively gearing up for an even more impressive second cycle of NAAC visit. At Bagnan College, we take pride in our students' stellar performance in University examinations. Upon completing their undergraduate studies, our graduates embark on remarkable journeys, pursuing higher studies in renowned institutions worldwide. Many of our alumni are making significant contributions in various National and International organizations, showcasing the global impact of a Bagnan College education. Join us on this exciting academic journey where excellence is not just a goal but a way of knowledge based and quality life.

At Bagnan College, we don't just educate; we inspire greatness and to make a perfect man and citizen!

Vision and Mission of the College


The vision of the College is to produce honest, aware and truly educated citizens of the country who will place the good of the country and society over their personal well-being. Our aim is to produce good citizens who are respectful to the nation, tradition and cultural heritage of the country, aware of their social relevance and importance, and above all, self-confident.


To disseminate higher education to younger generation of the locality and region to produce responsible citizens.

To diffuse noble inspiration amongst the people for higher education and to make them aware for better propagation of higher education.

To ensure a democratic, secular and cultured environment so that students irrespective of their caste, creeds, gender and religious beliefs can exchange their ideas and views freely.

To promote gender equity and women empowerment.

To promote advancement of learning in Arts, Science and Commerce as per the need of the society.

To promote and encourage research and publication works amongst the faculties and students.

To make the students competent and self-reliant through job-oriented and skill development courses and training programmes.

To promote Indian knowledge and value system.