On 9th March, 1942, under the chairmanship of former Calcutta Vidyasagar College student – Shri. Abinash Chandra Mitra, the college started its journey as a branch of “Vidyasagar College”, Calcutta. Classes started in the house adjoining Shri. Amitaranjan’s Kali Temple (Kali Bari), while the new building was being constructed south of the adjoining Banyan Tree of the selected place for the new college. Classes shifted to the new building in June 1942.
Suri Vidyasagar College named after the famous social reformer, litterateur and dedicated for the women empowerment, Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, has stepped into 80 years of its eventful glorious existence bearing all the storms and buffets throughout since its inception as a wing of Vidyasagar College, Kolkata in 1942. It achieved the dignified status of a Degree College in the name ‘Suri Vidyasagar College’ in 1948 under the affiliation of Calcutta University. The institute is affiliated to the University of Burdwan since 1960 and now a constituent College. I am Proud and honoured to be the Principal of the College whose illustrious alumni is the Pride of Bengal, Honourable Shri Pranab Kumar Mukhopadhyay, the President of the Republic of India. Since its inception Suri Vidyasagar College has committed itself to the goal of imparting higher education, ensuring quality education and providing research and extra-curricular activities in the best possible manner in order to spread the benefit of higher education in a location which is relatively backward but which has a glorious history. Our N.S.S. and N.C.C. wing are playing commendable role in social reforms and developing personality.