"Bangabasi College is one of the many miracles performed by Bengal. The history of the Institution is an adventure and a story book."
--- Chakraborty Rajagopalachari
Governor General of Independent India
An educational institution of national importance, Bangabasi College had its genesis in the prophetic vision and spirit of sacrificial dedication of Late Acharya Girish Chandra Bose. Founded under private management in 1887, it had as its guiding inspiration the genius of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. The aim of the institution was two fold : first, to cater to the growing hunger for higher education and second, to nurture the spirit of nationalism in the minds of young learners under colonial yoke. At the same time, it marked an indirect protest challenging the narrow educational policy of the Hunter Commission.