Half a century ago nobody knew Santinagar , some steps away from Palta Railway Station on the Sealdah – North Section. For the partion of Bengal this area witnessed sudden demographic growth. Incidentally a large number of inhabitants belonged to backward classes of the society. Vast agricultural fields, water bodies and a drainage canal - all in combination then meant Santinagar. Some energetic persons led by Late Nihar Bose, an eminent social worker and sometimes a minister in the Government of West Bengal took the initiative for social amelioration. The very first thing towards that direction which they did was the establishment of educational institutions. Primary schools to a college were all clubbed together in very close proximity. One of the end results was the establishment of P. N. Das College on 20th August, 1962, in which Sri Debesh Das a well wisher donated a huge sum of money to assist the establishment of the college in his father’s name, Late Priya Nath Das (P.N. Das). suddenly Santinagar assumed a respectable seat in the field of higher education. P.N.Das College got affiliation from the University of Calcutta for teaching some subjects in the Arts faculty and in 1975-76 the department of Commerce was affiliated with the same. Subsequently, Honours courses in Commerce and in different subjects in the Arts faculty were extended by the University. Affiliation of the B.Sc. (General) stream was also obtained in 2003-04. Presently, the College is affiliated with the newly established West Bengal State University. The college has a number of buildings, Gym, Library building, Ladies’ Hostel, Canteen in its vast Campus.
Library: The central library of P.N. Das college plays a pivotal role in the teaching learning process of the college. A fairly large two- storied library building has been constructed to provide students with all necessary amenities like catalogue cabinet, computerized cataloguing, internet browsing fascilities,reprography, and a spacious reading room. The librarian and other staff members of the library are always eager to help the students. The Library maintains book bank facility for financially challenged students. It provides current awareness services to the readers through new arrival display, newsletters etc. The membership for lending is open to teachers, students and non-teaching staff of the college. The reading room remains open from !0.30 a.m to 4.00 p.m, and the lending section functions from 11.30 a.m to 3.30 p.m.
Canteen: The college canteen caters to both students and staff. It has a spacious room with table, chairs and other amenities for relaxation and refreshment.
Gym: The college has a well equipped gymnasium. Gym sessions are held throughout the week under a proper supervision of the gym instructor. All students and staff can avail the facility.
Computer & Internet: The College has ample number of computers, and the Campus is Wi-fi enabled. The Computer and Internet are used for Library, Administrative sections and Class rooms, Teaching Learning purpose. Students are expected to enroll in computer classes in the Degree course. The Audio Visual are held regularly for better learning.
Hostel Facilities Available: Hostel accommodation are available for girls inside the college campus itself. At present there is accommodation available for girl students only. Selections are made purely on merit and need. Applications are invited at the time of commencement of each session. Forms are available at office counters. Students need to submit the same along with a copy of the marksheet of the previous examination, two copies of recent passport size photographs and a character certificate from the local authority of their residence.