Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya (AHFSM), Howrah is a renowned college in west bengal. The name is given as a tribute to the legend Subhash Chandra Bose. The aim of the college is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need in this era of information and teaching. All academic activities are carried out in accordance with the prescribed syllabi, examination schedules and academic calendar of the Calcutta University. The college has state-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure.
The college is affiliated to the Calcutta University. It is the oldest of the modern universities in India. It was established in 1857 during the administration of Lord Canning, the Governor General of India. It is the only university in India which produced four Nobel laureates and has ranked consistently amongst the first five hundred universities in the world. It was the first modern university in the Indian subcontinent. It has been declared as a "Five Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The Times Education Supplement of London ranked the University of Calcutta as the 39th best university in the world, in the Arts & Humanities category in 2005. The main campus of the university is located at College Street in Kolkata while and several other campuses are spread over the metro and its suburbs.