Acharya Prafulla Chandra College began its journey in 1960 under the leadership of Late Sri Haripada Biswas, a social activist. It was indeed a very humble, struggling and hasty beginning. The primary aim was to provide opportunities for higher education to students of refugee families settled in New Barrackpore colony. At that juncture, education was altogether a different challenge for the migrant children. In last several decades the college has elevated itself to a premier institution with an ambition of touching the level of excellence.