It was the ardent zeal for advancement of higher education that the people of Dhaniakhali to establish Sarat Centenary College, named after one of the greatest Bengali novelists, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, in 1976 as a Junior
College with the Higher Secondary Course which was later upgraded into a Degree College in 1978 with all the three streams Arts, Science and Commerce being affiliated under the University of Burdwan. The college stands at the heart of Dhaniakhali. It is under grants-in-aid Scheme of the Government of West Bengal. The College campus extends over an area of 03 acres.
The college provides Honours in Political Science, Mathematics, English, Accountancy, Bengali and History. Moreover, Honours course in Chemistry, Philosophy, Sanskrit and Geography are all under self-finance scheme. The general courses offered by the college are Bengali, English, Political Science,. History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany and Commerce. Moreover, Physical Education course (Gen.) was introduced in the college from the session 2007-2008. Some vocational courses like Communicative English, Computer Basics, Tailoring-Knitting, CAD & CAN etc. are proposed to be introduced from the session 2015-2016. Moreover a Women Study Centre is functioning with the task of awareness about Gender Biasness.
Presently, the total number of the teaching - staff of the college is 38 out of these 17 teachers are part timers, who are catering to the academic needs of all the three streams. Moreover one teacher is working on contractual service. The standard of education and academic results are good and encouraging. The students evaluate the teaching standard of the departments as per the university norms. A good number of teachers have national and international linkage through their academic activities. The number of supportive staff of the college is 17 including part timers and contractuals.