One important aspect of philanthropy is to spread the boon of education to those who are economically backward so as to provide them the light of opportunity to rise in life and give to their loved ones a better life and not as
models to those members of their community unfortunately denied the opportunities of education and the auxilliaries it brings.
The Ghose family, an aristocratic family of Fatehpur, Garden Reach took this responsibility of eclipsing the umbra of ignorance and one of the scions of the family donated the land amounting to acres on Paharpur Road now numbered as premises nos. J-206 & J-208A, Paharpur Road, Kolkata-700 024 to set up this College in the name of their Late Grand father Harimohan Ghose. The foundation stone of this noble enterprise was laid in 1963 by the then Minister of Higher Education, Govt of West Bengal, Late Tushar Kanti Ghose. The building of the College was built by donations and munificence of the families of the locality, who were happy to have a college within their neighbourhood. Calcutta University too lived up to its Motto "Advancement of Knowledge" by granting the necessary affiliation to the College so that students could be admitted and classes started. The initial affiliation was for B.A. Pass courses and Honours in Bengali and Accountancy. The College developed in course of time to become a full fledged institution which, in course of time, has become a multi-faculty college where B.A., B.Sc. & B. Com streams are taught with Honours courses in English, Bengali, Urdu, History and Political Science in Humanities stream and Accountancy & Marketing in Commerce stream and Physiology, Mathematics and Economics in the Science Stream.
It is a matter of great pride that many who call our college their Alma Mater are now well established in their careers of their choice and are proud that they had once entered the portals of knowledge through this college and have reached their ambition.