Basirhat College, established in 1957, is a general degree college in Basirhat. It offers undergraduate courses in arts, commerce and sciences. It is affiliated to West Bengal State University. In mid-November 1947 Basirhat College was founded and since then it has been standing for more than half a century on the banks of river Icchamati. In 1947 the Institution was primarily housed in the Basirhat Town Hall, and later on it was shifted to Khan Bahadur A.F.M. Abdur Rahaman's residence at the heart of Basirhat town. Late Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee, an eminent educationist and National Leader of our country, laid the foundation stone at the present location of the college. Initially, there was one Faculty - Arts (Humanities) with 6 departments. Over time, the total number of departments has been increased to 16 departments. Two new departments, - Geography and Education have been approved by the University of Calcutta & State Government in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively.