Calcutta Girls’ College has established itself as an institution of higher learning that encourages young women towards academic betterment, self-reliance and gaining awareness of meaningful role in the society. The college offers its students modernized academic and infrastructural facilities, individual attention, provisions for various co-curricular activities, programmes for career guidance and placements. The college has been recognized by the UGC under 2(b) and 12(f) and offers honours courses in B.A. (Bengali, Education, English, Hindi, History, Political Science and Urdu) B.Sc. (Economics,) and B.com streams along with General courses. The college also functions as the Study Centre for Postgraduate classes under the Directorate of Distance Learning programme of Vidyasagar University (Bengali, Commerce, English, History and Political Science).
Calcutta Girls’ College was established in 1963 by noted academicians and social activists like Smt. Ena Ghosh, Bijoy Singh Nahar, the then Labour Minister of West Bengal, Labanya Probha Dutta (Ex-MLA) for the offering higher education to young working women. Since the last few decades the college has become the destination of young girls after their 10+2 examinations and the institution has been continuously upgrading itself with the changing needs of time.