Chandrakona was a fourishing place in the 2nd half of the 17th century and in valentijri map it appears as a large village on an unnamed river (the Silai) under the name of Sjandercona. According to tradition, Chandrakona was formerly called Mana & Was held in the eight century A.D. by a Raja named Khaira. In the palmy days of Chandrakona, the town was divided in to many Bazars. It was once a well known centre weaving industry, Brass metal craft & Sangeet gharana. It has seen the Paik & Chuar rebellians. The former importance of the place is shown by several remains & old institutions.In the mid of the year 1960's the process for setting up a college was initiated but ceased owing to some dim reasons. To fullfil the aspiration & continuous effort of the people, a number of stalwarts, academicians, Local municipal authority & Social workers came forward with a decision, which came a reality through the establishment of the college on 13th Sept. 1985 in the name of Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, the pioneer of education movement in Bengal following the recommendation of the Bhabatosh Dutta Cormnission. In its budding stage, without exaggeration that it was built by the geneous help of all classes people of Chandrakona I & II Block & a small part of Keshpur and Garhbeta Block. The then authority of 3 tier Panchayet systems. The Honerable M.P. & M.L.A., the owners of the cold storages were the Chief patrons. We still remember the esteemed guidance & aspiration of Late Prabhash fodikar, the M.I.C. of Information and culture, Govt. of West Bengal, the inaugurator of this College.The College was affiliated in 13-09-85 by the Vidyasagar University as it first affliating college. It was enlisted u/ s 2(f) & I2 (B) of the U.GC. Act in 1994. The College is now running with full swing with the cordial helf of the people, university authority U.G.C. & Govt. of West Bengal.
Laboratory: We have arranged well equipped laboratories for different departments in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography and Computer Science.
Canteen: Depending on our capacity we have opened a College Canteen in the College Campus.
Library: A good library with reading room facilities for students are available here. Students can borrow books for lending purpose also. On production of the college fee book to the college library, students will receive cards for borrowing books. Students are asked to maintain strict discipline in library dealings. Library cards are returnable at the end of the session and strictly not-transferable. Efforts are being made for giving better service to the students by way of application of software.
Remedial Coaching Centre for SC and ST Students: The Remedial Coaching Centre caters to the needs and reading facilities of the S.C. & S.T., Minority and General Category poor, weaker and willing candidates to their utmost requirement and satisfaction as far as the resources available. Even the guest faculties are invited to engage in for the sake of best education, imparting knowledge and sharing with expertise within our reach.
Hostel Facilities Available: U.G.C. has granted an amount towards construction of Girls’ Hostel which has been completed and is expected to be used from next session.