Roopkala Kendro, Kolkata was established in 1989. It is an autonomous body under the Information and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal. It is an Institute of Film and Social Communication. The main pillars of the institute is Training Wing and the Production Wing. It covers 5 acres of land. The institute is just 9.6 km from Kolkata railway station. The college offers Post Graduate Diploma in 5 streams of Development Communication, Direction, Motion Picture Photography, Editing and Animation Creation. It provide complete video production services for Government and Non-Government Organizations.

In order to brings together people from villages, towns and cities, civil society, cooperatives, self-help groups, administrative representatives from different levels, policy makers and planners, advertising agencies, activists and students, it organizes the annually held International Social Communication Cinema Conference (ISCCC).The institute has full of modern equipment’s facilities like Sync Generator, Router including Talk Back , Character Generator, digital video switcher like DFS800 and INDIGO and Phone-in System.