The birth centenary years of Swami Abhedananda Maharaj, one of the celebrated spiritual followers of Thakur Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansdev marked the auspicious beginning of the journey of Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya. Sri Sri Thakur Satyanandadev, the spiritual disciple of Swami Adhedananda and preceptor of Suri Sri Sri Ramkrishna Ashram founded the college under the affiliation of the University of Burdwan in the sacred memory of his spiritual guide.
Swami Satyanandadev was a renowned poet, lyricist and highly versed in philosophy. With an eye to spreading and developing education in Birbhum he played a very constrictive role through Sri Sri Ramkrishna Ashram. At that time there was no college at Sainthia. This prompted him to establish this college to cater to the needs of higher education of the students of Sainthia and the vast rural areas. Sri Sri Thakur Satyanandadev himself laid the foundation stone of the college of November 11, 1964. Persons interested in education of the town took an important role in the establishment of the college.