Barasat Government College (estd. 1950), a premier institution, is situated in an advantageous location in the district headquarter of North 24 Parganas. Owing to its heritage, academic track records and position in the communication network, the college attracts students from a wide area and from a varied socio-economic background – a good number of whom come from the rural or semi-urban areas. Today, the College runs full-fledged programmes covering Pure Science, Life Science and Humanities disciplines. PG programmes in Botany, Zoology, Physics and Bengali have also added to the reputation of the College.
Currently the College has nearly 3000 students. Every year college enrols high rate of SC& ST (28%), OBC (16%) and Minority students. The girl students occupy more than 50% seats. In terms of performance, our students mostly rank top in the university.
Following the ideals of inclusive education, we are committed to serve the needs of the larger society, involving all caste, creed or community, particularly to the underprivileged class, who are meritorious but lack the means. Besides learning, the students of our institution are acquainted to social responsibilities and counseled for moral development. Dedication of the academic staff members for teaching and research made it possible to achieve the DST-FIST award in 2013. DST- FIST (O level) grant has helped the college to upgrade its present infrastructure for teaching and research.. The college administration has been further complemented by the sincere cooperation of the supporting staff members. It is my conviction that our concerted effort will open new vistas in the journey of the institution.