Established in 1947 Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College is one of the most renowned colleges of the state under the aegis of University of Calcutta. The founder Principal of the college Sri Bijoy Krishna Bhattacharya, a visionary, started the college with only a handful of girl students in the premises of Bhavani Girls’ School and the college was then known as Howrah Girls’ College. On his demise the college was renamed after its founder Principal. With its humble beginning the college flourished through its journey of more than 70 years and at present boasts a basket of 27 departments which is perhaps the largest in terms of academic discipline in a college under CU. There is no doubt that Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College Howrah has successfully enlightened generations of women to such a degree that they have emerged as triumphant empowered individuals both at home and in the world.
The achievements of our students speak for themselves. Many of our students have topped University examinations; some have been awarded medals and prizes in sports and other competitions. The students are also involved in social activities through the National Service Scheme befitting their social responsibilities.
Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College Howrah has always prioritised pursuit of knowledge, which is not confined to the pages of a textbook. Our illustrious alumnae from various spheres of life testify to this fact and have shown their brilliance in diverse spheres of life.
The College has reached its high level of excellence due to the dedicated team work of the teaching, administrative and assisting staff members and also support and encouragement from the Governing Body and above all administrative and financial support from the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal.
During its long journey of 70 years, the College has nurtured the vision of excellence through continuous modernisation of the teaching learning process aided by research and all other academic pursuits. Awarded the Grade 'B++' twice, in 2005 & 2016, by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the College was granted the status of College with Potential for Excellence by the UGC.. It has also been sanctioned a considerable amount of funds under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA 2.0) for infrastructural and IT development.
The synergy between teachers and students is one of our greatest strengths. The teachers are totally committed to the cause of students motivating them to do their best in their chosen fields.
It is perhaps no exaggeration to state that Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College Howrah has played a pivotal role in the emancipation of women of the state and the country as well. The College has celebrated 70 long years of tireless striving for knowledge which enriches the mind and ennobles the soul.