Debalaya (Berachampa ) is an internationally famed place of archaeological interest because of ‘Chandraketugarh’ where the antiquities have been traced down to the post Mourya period and are still lying under the earth unexcavated. Our college was named after this glorious ‘Chandraketugarh’ and Dr. Sahidullah a great Philologist of Bengal and a son of this soil. It was established on the 17th May 1997 under the affiliation of the Calcutta University as a degree college.
The long cherished dream of the people within this vast stretch of rural area encircling Debalaya in the district of North 24 Parganas for establishing and institution of higher education came into existence through the collective effort of the local people and the then representatives from the Lok Sabha to the Gram Panchayat of this locality who did a lot for the establishment of this institution. They had in their mind the constraints and problems faced by the students in pursuing their studies in the nearest college which was about 20 k. m. away.
The female students in particular, belonging mostly to the minority and backward communities, had to abandon their studies just after schooling. Students of poorer sections and mostly first generation learners had to experience the same. To overcome this, people from every walk of life spontaneously came forward with their humble and generous contributions for the cause of this college.
The foundation stone of this college was laid down by the then Hon’ble Finance Minister, Govt of W.B. Prof. Ashim Dasgupta as chief guest on the occasion Prof. Satyasadhan Chakraborty Hon’ble Ex-Minister in charge of Higher Education. Govt. of W.B. was also present initially the college started functioning in the venue of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Basu Polytechnic college with three to four rooms, in the first week of August, 1997. Primarily General Degree course in Arts was introduced with the combination subjects of Bengali, Education, English, History, Philosophy and Political Science. Subsequently Honours courses in all these and other subjects have been extended affiliation by the University. The college shifted to its own building at Kaukepara on the 8th August, 2012. In the mean time, Vocational Courses at X+2 level in Home Science and Agriculture under the affiliation of the West Bengal State Council of Vocational Educational &Training have been incorporated since 2005. A museum on Chandraketugarh has also been set up within the college premises.