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Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College has a brilliant history to boast of It was formerly known as Victoria College. As a seat of learning, it has a glorious past. As Coochbehar has a legacy of education since an eon, this college is sure to have a memory-trove to cash in on, no doubt. Way back in 1888, Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, who was an enthusiast in expanding learning in this region, built this college in the bustling central hub of the town of Coochbehar.

The first Principal of this College was J.D. Goodley and the first Indian who graced the chair of the Principal was erudite Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal. For eighteen long years (1896-1913) he was at the helm of the affairs of this College. An ardent lover of books, this scholarly Principal was also a perfect academician and administrator. Under the aegis of Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal, the College had provisions for teaching post graduate courses in English Language and Literature and Philosophy. Even Law formed an appendage to it.

After the merger of Coochbehar Princely State with India, The Government of West Bengal took up the responsibility of running this institution. Thus this College earned the status of a Government College. Again in 1970 commemorating the saintly principal’s contribution, this institution was renamed as Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College. Since its nascence, it won a pride of place in the map of learning under the University of Calcutta. of late, it is an eminent seat of learning underthe University of North Bengal. One can easily take pride in the fact that the flambeau of learning is still aflame. Hundreds of students from various nooks and corners of North Bengal file in every year seeking admission in to this College. This century-old College is almamater of hundreds of well-placed academicians, here and aboard. Eminent Professors were delighted to teach here. Needless o say, that, this educational institution is still playing a significant role in expanding higher education to the dark crannies of North Bengal. It is our pleasure and pride that the college is successfully running post graduate courses in Bengali, Sanskrit and Zoology since 2004 and History since 2010. The college has recently obtained another feather of pride to its Glorified Crown-Recognition by UGC as Centre for Potential of Excellence.