Rishi Bankim Chandra College situated in the adjacent area of East Kanthalpara- the hallowed birthplace of the prominent litterateur and nationalist Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and the college began its journey as erstwhile Rishi Bankim Chandra
College on 15th January, 1947. From August, 1964, a morning section solely meant for women was started within the same premises. The college was rechristened as Rishi Bankim Chandra College for Women on and from 13th July 1984.
The college was to soon carve its own niche by functioning independently and was included under University Grant Commission 2f and 12b acts in the year 1998. Rishi Bankim Chandra College for Women was NAAC accredited on August 2004. Apart from offering courses in general subjects of the B.A. / B.Sc. stream the college has started programmes in new and career oriented subjects viz- Journalism and Physiology. In recent years the college has extended its infrastructural facilities by constructing a new building to the east of its present campus. With a complete new block as its stronghold, the college is on its way to expand the facilities which might have seen some constraints earlier. Now, it can boast of a better equipped spacious library, more classrooms, laboratories for new courses like Journalism and Physiology, rooms for National Service Scheme and National Cadet Corps. In addition, the college now owns a two storied building, a day care centre, additional classrooms and laboratories.
Inclusive in its vision, the college has introduced this year post graduate courses through distance mode in general subjects viz English, Bengali, History and Education. This is with the objective of making higher education available to the maximum number of (both male & female) students and also to provide opportunities to those students who fail to get admissions in regular post graduate programmes.