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Prafulla Chandra College receives a rich legacy of the renowned City College, South Calcutta Branch, Evening Section, established by the Brahmo Samaj Education Society and is subsequently named in the memory of the internationally acclaimed scientist and educationist, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray. This ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001 certified evening college is affiliated to the University of Calcutta since 1955, recognized by the University Grants Commission in 1961 and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2007-12 (Cycle 1) and 2016-21 (Cycle 2). The college was converted into a co-educational institution by the University of Calcutta in 2012. It offers B.A & B.Com Programmes under the Curriculum & Credit Framework (CCF 2022) adopted by the University of Calcutta in the academic session 2023-24.It also offers a Postgraduate Programme in Commerce since 2017. Located in a very fashionable part of South Kolkata, easily accessible by frequently available railway services and other modes of public transport system from all parts of the city as well as suburbs, it is currently a government-aided co-educational evening college with huge infrastructural facilities. Its nice-looking and peaceful campus extends the scope of quality higher education to the willing boy and girl students of the country and abroad.




Prafulla Chandra College provides higher educational opportunities to students irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender and socio-economic status, and create refined, responsible and skilled global citizens committed to nation-building and creating a sustainable future.


Core Values:

  • Quest for excellence from among all sections of society by providing educational access to the most disadvantaged classes.
  • Respect to India’s rich and diverse traditions, cultures, and values through inclusivity and tolerance.
  • Creating a modern educational environment to help students attain their goals.
  • Promotion of research and scientific temperament among faculty and students.
  • Creating responsible citizens through promoting environmental awareness.
  • Providing counselling services and training to develop skillsets for earning livelihood and for Global Stewardship.
  • Seeking inputs from all sectors – industry, academia, and professionals – through collaborations.



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With the motto of   "  "   (‘one with humility and dedication acquires knowledge’), Prafulla Chandra College started its journey with the principles of 6Es:

  • ELEVATE underprivileged students, providing them with higher education access
  • EDUCATE students through an updated, technology-enabled platform and pedagogy
  • EMPOWER students by instilling confidence, skills,values and resilience
  • EXPOSE students to real life situations and transform them into responsible leaders of tomorrow
  • ENGAGE students in Field Survey, Case Study and Internship to facilitate experiential learning and gain practical knowledge of the job market.
  • EXCEL in all aspects of Teaching, Learning, Evaluation, Governance, Leadership, Technology Deployment and Infrastructural Development.

Focal Objectives:

  • To provide a safe and conducive on-campus Teaching-Learning environment to Faculty and Students for their best performance.
  • To empower employed students to pursue higher education in the evening.
  • To make the best use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in academics to prepare students for the global market.
  • To integrate curricular knowledge with a value-based, ethical education that instils moral values, a sense of social responsibility and environmental sensitivity.
  • To make students capable of facing the diverse challenges and complexities of life with equanimity.




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