Gour Mahavidyalaya, erstwhile under the North Bengal University and now under the Gour Banga University, situated on the north side of Mahananda river, where N.H.34 passes through Mangalbari, Old Malda, started its journey in the year 1985 in order to cater to the educational needs of the people of the district in general as well as, those of this locality in particular. The college, which started with Arts stream only, had 35 students at the initial stage. As the days rolled on the number of students increased. Now the total number of students of this college is over 3500. The college has only day shift operating from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The college offers Honours in subjects: English, Bengali, History, Sociology, Education, Political Science, Journalism and Mass communication, Mathematics, Computer science, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Physics, Geography, BCA and General Courses of Arts and Science Streams. The college has one vocational subject i.e. Communicative English.
The college has well furnished departmental rooms, well equipped labs for Science subjects and modern day facilities like at least one Computer for each department with internet connection and Printer as well as Laptop, Projectors, Smart Solution, Automated Weather Station, Telescope, SLR Camera, Video Camera etc.
The College is only 27th Years old. But it is gradually morphing into a well-equipped academic institution with intellectual and technical prowess. The college is confident to carry forwarded this youthful vibrancy and potentiality.