Rabindra Bharati University, founded on 8th May 1962 under Rabindra Bharati Act of Govt. of West Bengal, 1961, to mark the birth centenary of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, is the third university, to come into existence in the city of Kolkata. As conceived by Dr. Bidhan Chandra. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, this temple of learning dedicated to the memory of the poet, has been able to justify to a great extent its existence as a center for promoting, extending, and disseminating Tagore’s ideas in various branches of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Humanities and Social Science. In the year 2001, Rabindra Bharati University, had been accredited and awarded four-star status by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The University has been reaccredited with Grade A and 3.10 CGPA Score in February 2016.
Barasat College provides Post Graduate Courses in Bengali, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Geography and Master of Social Work (MSW) under the Distance Education Programme of Rabindra Bharati University.. About 2000 students enroll every year and nearly 95% of them pass with a M.A. degree. The college has received permission from West Bengal State University & WBHEC for opening Post Graduate courses in Bengali & Commerce.