Charuchandra College has been christened after the Late Charuchandra Chattopadhyay, a notable Indian nationalist. It has its history embedded in the country’s post-partition scenario, when Dr. Satyendra Nath Roy and some other eminent academicians of Dacca University and its affiliated colleges initiated to establish a college in South Kolkata to cater the needs of migrant refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan.
The family members of the Late Charuchandra Chattopadhyay, following Charuchandra’s spirit of social work came forward to assist in the noble task. The college was founded on 1st October, 1947, with Dr. Satyendra Nath Roy as the first Principal and its housed in its present premise at 22 Lake Road, Kolkata – 700 029.
This co-educational college started with courses in intermediate Arts and Science and Degree Arts. Presently, the college offers B. A. and B. Sc. Honours and General Courses. The college has introduced B. Com. Honours and General Courses exclusively for girls in the Morning Section. At present 10 Honours and 17 General subjects are taught in the college.
Physical, moral, social and cultural development of the students are further taken care of by inter and intra-class cultural competitions. Annual sports meet and annual concert are held every year.
College also organise several Social Programmes like literacy campaign among slum-dwellers, environmental awareness and health consciousness camp, blood donation camps, financial aid to thalassemia patients, donations of books and reading materials to underprivileged students etc.
Students are also encouraged to take part in various activities like cleanliness drives in the locality, controlling traffic in the city in association with Kolkata Police during crowded festivals. The college especially excels in sports, high standards are maintained in the field of football, cricket, athletics etc where students have won several state level tournaments and have received prestigious awards for it. The abiding motto of Charuchandra College is ALTIORAPETO –I SEEK HIGHER LIFE. This motto is conceived not in merely rhetorical terms that reiterate a zealous spirit, but real-life maneouvers, aimed at the all-round physical and mental growth of a student, by mingling knowledge of science with society.