Sonarpur Mahavidyalaya is a co-educational degree college. It was established in 1985 and it had been duly accredited by National Assesment and Accredidation Council, (NAAC) Bangalore. The college was founded in September 1985 as a
consequence of a long drawn mass movement in the early seventies of the last century led by liberal democratic and education loving people of the locality. As a result of the mass movement of the local people, a preparatory committee was formed under the leadership of Sri Santimoy Bhattacharya. The committee requested the Rajpur Municipality to sanction a plot of land that would be suitable for the establishment of the college. The Rajpur Municipality, now renamed as Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality provided the necessary land and the people from all walks of life in the locality donated generously to raise a building for the new institution. Since then the utmost endevour of the college has been the constant upgradation of its strengths and resources. It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta, which offers a wide range of subjects and facilities to its learners.Three well equipped faculties namely Science, Arts and Commerce have set a high watermark of teaching and learning which is certainly in tune with the heritage of the land.
Being the erstwhile centre of the 19th century Bengal Renaissance this region is the birthplace of luminaries like Dwarakanath Vidyabhusan, the editor of Bengali weekly Somprakash, Rajnarain Bose, the Father of Indian nationalism and Ramnarayan Tarkaratna who authored the first bengali drama 'Kulin Kulasarbaswa'. The ancestral village of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is not far from the college. Such a rich academic and cultural heritage provides a solid foundation to this seat of learning and with the active involvement of a group of committed teachers and non-teaching staff this institution is surging ahead. Its progress has been rightly recognized by NAAC.