Asansol Girls' College was founded mostly due to untiring efforts of Dr. Lalit Mohan Sen, the then C.S.O., Mines Board of Health and his worthy wife Smt. Kamala Sen. It was established in 1950, when in this coalfield region, there was no higher education centre only for women. From a humble beginning as an Intermediate College, very soon in 1957-58, it was upgraded to a Degree College. Due to its reputation as an academic centre, the West Bengal Government recognised it as a Government Sponsored College in 1956. The beginning of this college was in the premises of the Manimala Girls' High School. In 1962 the college was shifted to the present building. The college owes a great debt to Late Dr. Anjali Roy, a dedicated educationist and principal of this college, who nurtured it from its adolescence to a prestigious institution. To meet the increasing demand for higher education of the girl students of this industrial belt a Morning Section with B.A. and B.Com. Courses were opened. This college has already celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2000.
Library: The computerized library has a rich collection of books, presently it has about 30,946 copies of books, 9 journals and 6 periodicals. The library is not only capable to support the existing disciplines in the Institute but also it can impart the knowledge for higher study. Moreover, it has a rare collection of books in Mining and Instrumentation. It is one of the important resource center of the Institute, serving both students as well as the faculties.Students are encouraged to take advantage of the college library. The library opens at 7 a.m. for the Morning Section and remains open till 12 noon. The library in the Day shift remains open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students of the Morning shift can avail of the reading room facility during the Day Shift.
Medical Facilities: A medical officer regularly assists the College to run the Students' Health Centre. Students and Staff may consult her, if necessary. She is available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college Students' Health Centre.
Hostel Facilities Available: There are two hostels - Unit I (Old) and Unit - II (New). The number of existing seats in each hostel is 80. Students' Mess in the new hostel runs on self financing basis. whereas students mess is run by the boarders in the old hostels.The College provides hostel facility to the students from distant places. However. students are provided hostel accommodation on the basis of their merit and distance of their place of residence. Allotment of seats in the old hostel and new hostel depends on the financial condition of their parents/guardian. The hostel boarders are bound to obey the rules and regulations framed by the college authority and the B.U. ordinance. There is a Students' Hostel Welfare Committee which supervise the management of the hostels and maintenance of discipline.