Named after Sir Gurudas Banerjee, the first Indian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Gurudas College has developed into a reputable institution of learning since its inception in 1956. At present the College has more than four thousand (4000) students, fifty five (55) supporting and administrative staff and nearly one hundred (100) faculty members.
The College has been successfully accredited by NAAC in 2003 and 2011. Preparations are in full swing for the third cycle of NAAC reaccreditation. At present there are fifteen (15) Hons. Courses and twenty optional/elective general subjects. A recent and significant development is the opening of the Post-Graduate Department of Bengali.
A unique feature of our institution is Gurudas Banerjee Memorial Lecture which is organized annually. Eminent scholars like Prof. RomilaThapar, Prof. Tapan Roy Chowdhury, Sri Ashok Mitra, Prof. NrisinghaProsadBhaduri have delivered this prestigious lecture.
Three UGC-sponsored seminars have been organized in 2016 and one more is going to be held in February, 2017 as part of the 60th anniversary of the College.
The College has a well-stocked library with over 40,000 books and State of the Art laboratories. Besides Central Library, each Hons. Dept. has its own Seminar Library from where students of respective Depts. can consult or borrow books for home. All the science Departments provide the modern facilities like PCR machine, Ultra Centrifuge, Thermal Cycler, Gel Doc, UV Visible Spectrophotometer and many other things. Besides, the College has four Smart Classrooms.
The NSS units of the College have earned appreciation from the University of Calcutta for successfully hosting the Pre-Republic Day Camp. The combined efforts of sincere students, efficient staff and dedicated faculty have earned the college Twocrores as grant under RUSA with the continuing whole-hearted support from the community and stakeholders, we hope to set new academic standards in the year to come.