Dhruba Chand Halder College, formerly Dakshin Barasat College, a co-educational non-Government college was established in 1965 and it is affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It is situated near Dakshin Barasat Railway Station in South 24 Paraganas Dist. The College offers Bachelor degree courses. The college is recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) & 12(B) Act, 1956. This college in South 24-Paraganas is at a distance of hardly 40 kms. from Kolkata, but it is quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle and pollution of the city life.