Evolution of the College:

Established on 5 March 1964, Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith started its journey with the aim of catering to the expanding student population in Birati and its adjoining rural and semi-urban areas of North 24 Parganas. With the aim of making Higher Education accessible and affordable to the students coming from the lower socio-economic background, the social workers of Birati started this College under the aegis of Birati Siksha Samsad. The College started its humble journey with ninety-five students and seven teachers, including the Principal, having provision only for Pass Course, with a limited option of subjects. The College was named after Smt. Mrinalini Devi, the mother of Sri Santosh Chandra Datta, who donated generously for the purpose.


In a span of fifty years Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith has evolved as a multi-faculty Degree co-educational College with Postgraduation Course in three subjects. Accredited B++ in 2005 and B+ in 2016 by the NAAC Peer Team, the College has tried to maintain and further escalate the heights of academic excellence and community welfare.


The voyage of this Institute started with the affiliation from the University of Calcutta that continued till the academic session 2007-08. From the session 2008-09 we were brought under the umbrella of the West Bengal State University, Barasat, through the Govt order No. 300-Edn(U)/EH/1U-38/08, dated 26 May 2008.


The second phase of our journey is also packed with its own charm and adventures. In the new era, we introduced Undergraduate Honours course in 6 Science subjects (Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry) and the Postgraduate courses in Bengali (2014-15), Education (2018-19) and Commerce (2019-20). With such expansion, the College now runs Honours Courses in 20 subjects and General Courses in 23 subjects in the streams of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management. Three new subjects, Microbiology, Psychology and Food and Nutrition, have been introduced from the current session.


It is also a matter of great inspiration for the stakeholders of the College that with the catalytic intervention of the Honorable President of our Governing Body, the Government of West Bengal has awarded us in the year 2014 a LTS (Long Term Settlement) of 1.87 acres (112 cottahs) of land in two plots at Fatullapur, Nimta for the establishment of the Second Campus of our Institution and the Governing Body of the College has decided to introduce professional courses in the new campus.

In the long stretch of fifty years Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith has treaded not only on a garden bestrewn with roses. The thorns pose constant threats to the wellbeing of the College as well. However, we are steadfast in our mission that is enshrined in our emblem Knowledge, Perseverance and Empowerment and we have resolved to forge ahead through the obstacles that come our way. Like that of the unrelenting hero, Ulysses, we are determined To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield (Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson).