Panihati Mahavidyalaya is a co-educational academic institution situated on Barasat Road, Kolkata 700110. The college is located in the vicinity of Panihati Municipality and Barrackpore Trunk Road. It is well connected to Kolkata and the 24 Parganas by bus and rail routes. The humble beginnings of the college go back to the year 1974, when Panihati Municipality generously made a donation of one acre of land for establishing a degree college. The foundation stones were laid by the then chief minister, Siddhartha Sankar Roy, on 3rd February, 1974, with a view to open a gateway of higher education for local boys and girls. Sri. Tapan Chattopadhyay was the first Founder-Secretary of the institution. The origins of the institution were truly modest. Initially, classes were held inside makeshift classrooms of a building that was still being constructed. Various programmes are organized by NSS unit from time to time, such as organising blood donation camps, health check-ups, Womens’ Day celebration, preventive awareness programmes, tree-plantation programmes, community outreach activities, etc. Cultural programmes involving the participation of students and staff are occasionally held. The college has made a MOU with the National Skill Development Corporation regarding skill development training in Modern Office Management, IT Help Desk Assistant, Domestic Data Entry Operator, Field technician, Certificate in A.C Servicing, Beautification and Make up Artist Professional Courses.
Library: The Central Library of Panihati Mahavidyalaya started with the establishment of Panihati Mahavidyalaya in 1976. The Central Library is situated on the ground floor of the main building. Currently, it has over 15,000 books and 10 journals. The material and resources are entirely closed access. Recently KOHA (version 3.14) has been installed to automate the library operations.