Balurghat College is one of the oldest College of northern part of West Bengal. It came into being on September8, 1948 in the district headquarters, Balurghat of Dakshin (South) Dinajpur. It is the oldest as well as largest college of Dakshin Dinajpur district. Balurghat College is reckoned as a pioneering institute of higher education in North Bengal.
By miracle of Destiny, the Independence, formation of East Pakisthan and hence partition of Bengal causes of huge Hindu population from the then east business and profession, the Hindus left the then East Pakistan and hailed to India to get Balurghat being a border town, the growth of population rose from five thousand of fifty thousand in the year of independence. As a result along with manifold economic problems, education figured most prominently.