Acharya Prafulla Chandra College (APC College)

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College

Govt. Sponsored | NAAC Accredited A Grade College with CGPA 3.23

Affiliated to West Bengal State University

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College (APC College)


The partition of India witnessed a mass exodus of people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to West Bengal. Among the many refugee colonies that sprang up, New Barackpore was one. Immediately after the need for food and dwelling was met, demand for educational institutions arose; this resulted in the birth of this college. The college had a very humble beginning with a handful of students starting their classes in a few rented rooms of New Barrackpore Colony Boys’ High School. However, today’s picture is one of complete transformation. Struggle is still there - but it is no more a simple struggle for survival but rather a constant endeavour to attain excellence.

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College was founded on 16 August, 1960 under the Dispersal Scheme–with the joint participation of the State and Central Governments. Late Haripada Biswas was the founder secretary of this college. Initially it was named ‘New Barrackpore College’. Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, after whom the college has its present name, was a great educationist with a vision. It was he who wanted universal literacy; he spoke of ‘basic education’ and ‘utility education’; he advocated the concept of empowerment of women; he wanted the development of indigenous industries through cultivation of entrepreneurial acumen of the educated youth. In the true spirit of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, the college from its nascent state, has tried to propagate the ideals of this great man and the motto illustrates this: ‘‘Service, Knowledge, Sacrifice’’.