Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya, affiliated to the University of North Bengal, made its humble beginning on September 18, 1998, for conducting degree course in Arts, science and commerce streams. Initially classes were held in the
Siliguri college campus. The present campus of the college, at Surya Sen colony, Siliguri, became operational since July 2000. With the establishment of Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya, a long standing demand for a third college in Siliguri finally became realized. Since its inception, the Mahavidyalaya has carved out a niche in the academic frame of Siliguri. The college, within this short period, assumed the status of one of the premier colleges in North Bengal thanks to the able stewardship of college authorities, teaching and non-teaching staff and students.