History

East Calcutta Girls' College was formally established and inaugurated in September, 1992 after 14 years of efforts and planning. In 1978, the Government of West Bengal acquired a plot of land adjacent to Lake Town Government Sponsored School in Block -B Lake town, mainly through initiatives taken by Late ShriAmiyaSen, IAS, the then Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. Consequently, however, a committee of experts , consisting of civil servants, industrialists, lawyers, educationists, and retired government officers with Mr G. S Pradhan as secretary, was formed to oversee the construction and establishment of the college building with generous funding and contribution from Ingrid Thorn and Philip Hoodney of Molde, a women's welfare institution in Norway, and their agency in India, the Lutheran World Service Organisation which released and transferred the foreign fund to Society for Health, Welfare and Education, their local partner and agency in Kolkata . This Society, headed by MrsGeetiSen, wife of ShriAmiyaSen, and the committee were entrusted with the responsibility of establishing this undergraduate college exclusively for girls. Renowned persons of the locality , businessmen and industrialists also contributed to the making of the college. Finally, the long cherished dream of the local people who had felt the need for an undergraduate college after the establishment of the Lake Town Government School ,was realized when the college was inaugurated on 27th September, 1992 by the then Education Minister in the presence of the committee members and distinguished people with only five subjects and a handful of students, teaching and non teaching staff.The college has, however, grown and flourished over the last 26 years with active involvement of all dedicated people and well wishers. Today, the college has 17 departments, more than 1400 students, about 50 teachers and 25 staff offering seventeen subjects at the UG level with Honours in thirteen of them and post graduation courses in Geography and in Education.