Bhairab Ganguly College, Kolkata, an esteemed academic institution in the cultural map of West Bengal was established on 3rd September, 1968, under the initiative of late Jibandhan Ganguly, a renowned philanthropist of Belghoria. He generously contributed eleven bighas of land from his family property with the avowed aim of opening the avenue of higher education for local students belonging to diverse socio-economic status. The Degree College was finally named after the late grandfather of Jibandhan Ganguly as Bhairab Ganguly College. The genesis of the College is further associated with another remarkable academic endeavour. The Arts section of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College was merged with this newly established College and consequently a host of experienced teachers joined this institution both enriching and enhancing the faculty of the College.
Although the College started its journey with only twenty one students and four teachers, over the years it has transformed itself into a centre of academic excellence. The College at present has total student strength of approximately five thousand, imparting learning in diverse areas of Humanities, Commerce and Basic Sciences. There are Honours courses in 19 disciplines and General Courses in 23 subjects. Newly emerging subjects in the field of Applied Sciences such as Computer Science, Electronic Science and some highly demanding disciplines in the sphere of Humanities such as Journalism and Mass Communication have been given due emphasis. One of the key milestones achieved by this institution has been the commencement of PG Courses with affiliation to West Bengal State University from 2009-10 in accordance with the institution’s vision of advancement of learning, need-based higher education and to cater to the ever ascending demand for PG studies. At present, the College offers self-financed PG Courses in 4 subjects, namely, English, Geography, Urdu and Commerce.