Founded in 1946 by Prof. Amiya Rao – the woman emancipator and an ardent advocate of individual liberty, and her husband Mr. B.G. Rao (IAS), the then District collector of Murshidabad – Berhampore Girls’ College, an institution of inestimable pride with its robust academic traditions and cultural values has emerged as one of the premier institutions of West Bengal. This is one of the oldest government-sponsored girls’ colleges in the state. The college is situated in the heart of the district town, Berhampore. The college is on the verge of entering the Diamond Jubilee Year. Since its inception the institute has been imparting education with unremitting ethical values to the girls and helping them to reclaim economic and social freedom and, thereby retain the self-esteem. The motto of the institute is “SA VIDYA YA BIMUKTAYE”. Upholding the dreams of the legendry founders, the institute is still trying utmost to promote its noble goal of quality-based higher education and to grapple with the global challenges of the rapidly changing society.
The illumined College Song is : Amader Bidyaniketan / Amader Gouraberi Dhan…. (Our abode of learning / Our prided belonging…) is an affirmation of the ideal. The song is recited in all college programmes with great vigour.
The college has been accredited for the second time by NAAC with “B” Grade.