The refugee-populated hinterland formed the unique identity of the college as it owes its establishment to the urge of catering to the educational and cultural needs of partition-uprooted families. The co-educational
institution worked on two shifts, Evening and Day, till a Morning Section under the same administration began to operate to serve only girl students in the year 1976. The teaching of Arts began in the Day shift in the adjacent Girls’ School in the year 1968 and the teaching of Science began in the year 1970. Since 1970, the Day shift conducted teaching in all the three streams of Arts,Science and Commerce and the Evening shift conducted the same in two streams, such as, Arts and Commerce in the then newly constructed five storied building. A phenomenal rise in student strength within a very short period of years from a rapidly expanding feeder zone necessitated the academic and administrative trifurcation of this institution into three separate colleges. In April, 1986, Netaji Nagar Day College began its career as a coeducational, grant-in-aid instituion with affiliation from Calcutta University and University Grants Commission.
From 1986 onwards, the College moved fast forward, along the upward gradient of progress and can claim a precocious growth for its immature tenure. For a backyard college with an essentially humble birth in the will and diligence of a refugee community, consolidation and expansion in the last couple of decades have been quite gratifying. The College now extends teaching facility in at least a dozen Honours Subjects in the three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce. It extends further facility in updated Computer Training in the spic-and-span Computer Centre under its own management. Just before sending this write-up to the press, we are in receipt of the most gratifying communiqué we had been waiting for, that is, the permission of the affiliating University of Calcutta to introduce self-financed Post Graduate Course in Commerce in our College from the 2006-2007 academic session. The Hon’ble speaker of Lok Sabha, Sri Somnath Chatterjee, has been kind enough to inaugurate this Post-Graduate Course in Commerce on 22nd September, 2006. Classes are since being held in full swing.