Bhangar Mahavidyalaya is a degree college for General higher education, situated in Bhangar Block I, P.S. Bhangar, and Baruipur Sub-Division under South 24 Paraganas District, West Bengal. Excepting Shushil Kar College (27 kms), Sonarpur Mahavidyalaya (30 kms) and Baruipur College (39 kms) in its south-west, Barasat College (40kms) and Derozio College (23kms) in north-west, Basirhat College (52kms) and Taki Govt. College (68 kms) in the north-east, Kalinagar College (80kms) and Hazi Desarat College (90kms) in the south-east, Bankim Sardar College (50kms) in the south and Kolkata Colleges (at 30 kms) in the west of the vast area was deprived of any institution of higher learning for a long time ( in the adjacent area two colleges namely Humayun Kabir Mahavidyalaya and Jiban Tala College have come up). Economic hardship and medieval communication link compelled the students belonging to ordinary and low middle class families to forsake prosecution of higher studies after passing out from school leaving examinations. Only the few haling from rich and upper middle class families could afford to seek admission in Kolkata and other advanced neighbouring areas at premiums, leaving under-privileged, especially the girls’ students stranded in the middle. The establishment of Bhangar Mahavidyalaya somewhat succeeded in filling in the vacuum in the sense that the vast multitude of young learners now got the chance to stake their academic careers through this college in venturing either on foot or bicycle or by bus, trekker etc. In course of time, the road network has intersected Bhangar between the Science City (Kolkata) through high profile Kolkata Leather Complex, Basanti, Dhamakhali, Kanmari and Malancha in the east, Champahati, Sonarpur and Baruipur in the southwest and Rajarhat Township in the north.
The college owes its existence to a local non-government organization (Bhangar Unnnayanee) where the leadership was provided by Abdur Razzak Molla, the illustrious political personality of the area, for establishing a degree college in Bhangar. The initiative started ceremoniously started in 1995 and the foundation stone was laid in 1996. The land was donated by the Irrigation Department, Government of West Bengal through Bhangar- I Panchayat Samity. While the South 24 Paraganas Zilla Parishad and the local M.P. Sri Ajoy Chakroborty extended financial assistance to the tune of 21 lakhs. The overwhelming masses of the locality came forward in large numbers with whatever assets they might have had – be it money or materials or even free labour- in fulfilling the long-cherished dream of having a degree college of their own on their soil.
Thus Bhangar Mahavidyalaya saw the light of the day. The college got affiliated to the University of Calcutta to impart teaching in Arts (English, Bengali, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Social Science (Economics, Geography, Mathematics) and Commerce (Accountancy Group) – faculty of Under Graduate Studies. The college has just completed ten years of its fruitful existence. Honours courses are offers in Geography, Bengali, History, Political Science, English, and Education.