City College provides a friendly and stimulating environment for learning. On offer are a wide choice of undergraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. At present, 14 subjects are taught at the Honours level. City College draws its academic strength from not only a very rich faculty, but also an excellent library, which received special praise from the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) peer team during its visit to our College. Seminars, workshops and projects further liven up and enrich the academic ambience.
The City College was first started as a High School (City School) on 6th January 1879. The Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was founded in 1878. Its leadership soon decided to work in the field of education. The school was elevated to a college in the year 1881. The Institution was founded by late Ananda Mohan Bose, M.A., Barrister-at-Law and the first Indian wrangler of Cambridge University.The college played an important part in Bengal renaissance.
In the year 1961 the various branches of the City College were converted to separate colleges under instructions of the University Grants Commission. While the original college retained the original name “City College”, the branches were renamed as separate colleges.
Many luminaries taught at City College, among them were Krishna Kumar Mitra, C. R. Das, Surendranath Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. Harendra Kumar Mukhopadhyay, poet Jibanananda Das and Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah to name a few. Among its illustrious Principals, was the legendary Heramba Chandra Maitra.