History of the Institution:
MURALIDHAR GIRLS’ COLLEGE began as a girls’ school with a very small number of students in 1919. The founder was Sri Muralidhar Bandyopadhyay, Principal of Sanskrit College, a celebrated scholar and educationist, whose dream was to inspire in young women the ideals of national tradition and culture. His dream was fulfilled later on July 8th, 1940 when the school developed into Ballygunge Girls’ College with the distinguished educationist Sri Nalini Mohan Shastri as Principal. In 1945 the College was affiliated (permanent) to the University of Calcutta and a year later it was renamed as Muralidhar Girls’ College as a mark of respect to the founder’s memory. His worthy son, Sri Hironmoy Bandyopadhyay, lAS, Ex Vice-Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University, became Vice President of the College Governing Body and organised a grant of Rs 3 lakh from the Government of India for the construction of a 3 storied building on Gariahat Road, where the college has since been housed. Now the College is recognised with serial no. 232 in UGC list of recognised colleges (in West Bengal) under section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC act, and also registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. Total land area of the College is 0.25253 acre having undisputed ownership. Total constructed area is 3134.5 sq.m.
Our vision is the empowerment and enlightenment of women through value-based and quality education so as to foster informed global minds. The Institution also has a proactive role in enabling the girl student for income generation and sensitizing them to international issues, so that they become truly equipped global citizens.
The mission of the college is succinctly expressed through our motto ATMADIPO BHABO. The institution aims at holistic development of unexplored potential of our students. The mission of the institution is consonant with the Millennium Development Goal – ‘Promote gender equality and empower women’ (UNDP, Human Development Report 2002) and the National Education Policy to extend equal socio-technological opportunities to all the students.