Vidyanagar College is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It is located on the road joining Amtala and Budge Budge to Bishnupur, Block-II in the District of South 24-Parganas, some thirty kilometres away from Esplanade,
the administrative and commercial hub of the city of Kolkata. The college, though only a little away from the south-west fringes of the metropolis, is situated entirely in a rural setting amidst lush pastures. The college came into being on 29 July, 1963 as the unflinching zeal and social commitment of visionaries of the locality as late Sri Dhirendranath Bera and late Sri Harendranath Majumder.