Situated at the heart of South Kolkata, Deshbandhu College For Girls has Continually Contributed to the spread of higher education among women for the last sixty years.
The earliest history of the college dates back to 1950 when due to the sincere efforts of a group of some dedicated education enthusiasts, the college started its journey with the objective of opening up the world of higher education to local schools leaving girls from humble families. The persons behind such efforts were Dr. Hemendra Nath Dasgupta, Sri Jitesh Chandra Guha, Dr Suddhaswatta Bose and Sri Nakshatra Raychaudhury.
At this initial stage the college has no building of its own. Classes were held in the morning hours in the building of Deshbandhu Girls School at Sadananda Road.
The college got affiliated to the University of Calcutta in 1955 and it achieved its own building at the present location at rashbehari Avenue in 1975.
Thus from a humble beginning, the college has come a long way to be one of the fastest growing institutions for girls in kolkata. renowned historians and educationists like Dr. Nihar Ranjan Ray and Pratul Chandra Gupta had been actively associated with the development of the college.
The college offers both honours and General degree Courses in most of the major subjects in Humanities. It also offers Honours Degree Course in Commerce and a professional and employment oriented course like BBA (Honours). Environmental Science is being offered as a subject in the General Course from this Academic Year, 2017-18.
Besides studies the college also takes particular care in developing the overall personality of the students. Cultural functions, sports, academic seminars, career counselling various awareness programmes, NSS, NCC, Women self-defence courses (under Sukanya a Kolkata police Initiative) and a host of other student activities (under drama Club, the Photography Club, the Cine Club, etc) are held throughout the academic sessions.
The college has a well stocked library with a rich reference section and a departmental library for each of the departments offering honours Courses. The departments have several audio-visual teaching aids to make learning enjoyable and beneficial to the students. The college also has high-end computer laboratories to equip the students with modern and advanced technical knowledge.
The college has opened a well equipped Girls hostel with all essential amenities from January 2014. The college runs on reasonable energy generated from solar space installed on the building roof. This is our institution's response towards Green Initiatives.
The college has a very peaceful ambience ideal for serious academic pursuits. The administration is strict in maintaining discipline among the students. The faculties of the college are devoted and sincere in ensuring regular classes, timely tests and examinations and overall academic upgradation of the students.