Brief History of the College

BERHAMPORE COLLEGE (so re-named in 1975) was established (2nd august,1963) initialy as Raja Krishnath College of Commerce to cater Commerce Education to the Students of Murshidabad in particular and the Students of adjoining districts in general.In 1971,the then college authority felt that Arts Stream was to be introduced to cope with the increasing demands of the students(who were mostly first generation learners) as well as the guardians.As a result some Arts subjects were introduced with necessary approval from the University of Calcutta and the Goverment of West Bengal. At first only pass subjects of Arts were approved.The introduction of Arts ushered in a new era in the history of development of the College.From then on Berhampore College started functioning as a full fledged college for Arts and Commerce.

But the College would not have been set up at all had there been no concerted efforts of the renowned Educationists like Dr. Ram Chandra Pal (the then Principal of Krishnath College),Late Promatha Nath Sengupta and other eminent personalities of Berhampore.Late Promatha Nath Sengupta shouldered the sole responsibility of the new born college in the capacity of its first Principal.It was Late Sengupta who,by his unflinching industry nursed and guided the college to flourish into an institution of repute.In his struggle he got full-support-financial and moral from every education-loving people.The then teachers,staff and the students,too,had their share in the development of the college.