Bidhan Chandra College, Rishra, affiliated to the University of Calcutta, is situated in the heart of the industrial belt in the Serampore Subdivision of Hooghly District in W.B. It was established in 1957 after the name of illustrious Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister and architect of modern West Bengal. The college owes its existence to the munificent charity of Birkmyre Education Trust as also to the well wisher of the college like Late Shri Bhushan Bose, Late Pannalal Mukherjee, Late Principal Kanai LAl Ganguly and others who made laudable efforts in its making.
The in-campus setting of the institution immediately nullifies the din and bustle of the busy G.T. Road and its surrounding. The moment one crosses the main entrance of the college, it becomes impossible for him or her to fight shy of the refreshing ambiance-and ambience with a panoramic view of the holy Bhagirathi with a strand line stretching over around hundred meters covered with amazing lush foliage which virtually transforms the campus into an emerald idyllic aura.
The intermingling of students of various shades of classes, castes and communities and of various languages, religions and cultures coming from Rishra and adjacent localities, even from distant rural areas, helps to develop a healthy broad culture in the campus life.
Moreover, the notable features of the institution is the influx of a large number of the first generation learners and some of them have shown outstanding performances in their respective professional lives.