On the 29th day of June, 1903 the Wesleyan Mission College was established in Bankura bringing in its wake a new era of emancipation. Bankura Christian College was established under the aegis of the founder Principal Rev. J. Mitchell. In 1907 the first college in the district of Bankura was granted approval by the Calcutta University to teach Intermediate Arts (I.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculam. In 1911-12 Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) was introduced while the Honours curriculum was introduced in 1921-22 in the subjects of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. From its inception the college performed brilliantly and soon became one of the pioneers in imparting education in and around the district. It opened its gates to the students coming from the adjacent districts like Midnapore, Burdwan, Purulia, and Bhirbum as also the states of Bihar and the present day Jharkand.