The college was originally founded in 1947 by some noted educationists of the neighborhood. It was housed then in Naihati Mahendra School building and as classes were held in evening hours, had the name Rishi Bankim Chandra College (Evening). In the following years, Day Section and Morning Section of the College were added. Thus, the then Rishi Bankim Chandra College was born and within a very short span of time it drew the acclaim and attention of the public and academics of note. Following the trifurcation of the parent institution in1984 for administrative purposes, the present Rishi Bankim Chandra Evening College emerged as a full-fledged independent unit. In addition to imparting University affiliated courses of graduate level, the College has a plan for introduction of career advancement courses in collaboration with efficient institutes in different disciplines.