Our College History

On 16th September 1966, a degree college was established exclusively for Commerce discipline to run in the evening shift, named after the great scientist and philosopher Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, perhaps as a logical conclusion following the first instance of naming the local day college after him. The college started its journey as a Co-educational Evening college with Pre-University as well as B.Com (Genl.) Course affiliated to the University of Calcutta. To meet the prolonged students' demand, this college had been rechristened as "Naba Barrackpur Prafulla chandra Mahavidyalaya" in 2005 which obtained extension of affiliation of four Arts subjects for General Course and Honours Course in Economics. In the same year there was an introduction of vocational Course in X + 2 with Business & Commerce Stream, due to the abolition of H.S. Course (General Stream). In 2006 extension of affiliation in three more Arts subjects was obtained along with Engineering Technology in Vocational course.
To satisfy the overwhelming need for educational facilities for the children of thousands of refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, who started settling at New Barrackpur Colony, educational institutions of different categories viz. Primary / Secondary Schools and Colleges were set up by a group of local enthusiasts and social workers amongst whom Late Haripada Biswas's name is mentionworthy. Soon a voice was raised that an institution imparting Commerce course was missing for local aspirants who wanted to learn while they earn by studying in the evening.
Finally on 16th September 1966, a degree college was established exclusively for Commerce discipline to run in the evening shift, named after the great scientist and philosopher Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, perhaps as a logical conclusion following the first instance of naming the local day college after him. Undoubtedly, compliments are due to those who picked up the name of this personality who had unequivocally encouraged sons of the soil to go for the promotion of business and commerce instead of running after employment alone.
Acharya Prafulla Chandra College of Commerce, New Barrackpore started its journey as a Co-educational Evening College with Pre-University as well as B.Com. (Genl.) Course affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The college classes were originally held in Aharampur Boys' School, a local institution. In 1970, the college was shifted to New Barrackpore Boys' High School premises and continued there till 1974 when it came to occupy its own building in Ward No. 12 which had to be shared by Masunda (N.B.) Girls' High School.
Initially the college had to undergo ordeal for paucity of funds and a host of other adversities. In 1990, when the college was brought under the Pay Packet Scheme of the Govt. of West Bengal, the financial problem was partially mitigated.
Under the patronage of the then Governing Body of the college, there had been continuous improvement of the facilities, environment and strength of personnel managing the requisite functions of the college. In 2003, there was the introduction of Honours in Management, keeping the earlier Honours in Accountancy intact in the new syllabus of B.Com. Course. This was a long standing demand of the students as well as of the locality. There was a change in syllabus in almost all the subjects of Commerce in 2003. Accordingly students were facilitated to get library books with new editions. To meet the prolonged students' demand, this college had been rechristened as "Naba Barrackpur Prafulla Chandra Mahavidyalaya" in 2005 which obtained extension of affiliation of four Arts subjects for General Course and Honours Course in Economecs. In the same year there was an introduction of vocational course in X + 2 with Business & Commerce Stream, due to the abolition of H.S. Course (General Stream). In 2006 extension of affiliation in three more Arts subjects was obtained along with Engineering Technology in Vocational Course. The latest addition was the Honourse course in Bengali and English. The college has already obtained extension of affiliation in History Hons. from the session 2010-11, It is significant to mention that the two storied new college building was inaugurated and shifted to Ward No. 20 of New Barrackpore Municipality near Bishorpara Railway Station where Day Section was started on and from 17th September, 2007. In 2014-15 two more stories have been built and will be inaugurated from the session 2014-15.