Burdwan Raj College is one of the premier and oldest (established in 1881) colleges not only in the district of Burdwan but also in the whole state of West Bengal. The picturesque campus of 13 acres is situated at the centre of the town, adjacent to the Railway Station, Medical College and Hospital and The University of Burdwan. The serene beauty of Shyamsayar adds grandeur to the College. The name of the College is so widespread that it needs no introduction. Nevertheless, a glimpse of the portrait of the College is cheering, a kind of sweet remembrance we always like to cherish. Burdwan Raj College dates back to the year 1881, and it carries a long association with the Maharajas of Burdwan, namely, Tej Chand, Mahatab Chand and Aftab Chand. The royal patronage was taken over by the Govt. of West Bengal in 1956 under the sponsoring scheme and the College was affiliated to the University of Burdwan in 1960. The growth and development of the college is quite remarkable.
|It runs three shifts – Morning (only General – Arts & Commerce), Day (Hons. in Arts & Science) and Evening (Commerce). 18 Hons. courses are taught here in addition to B.B.A. (H) and B.C.A. (H). It is at present a constituent college of Burdwan University as it offers P.G. study in Bengali.|