Scottish Church College, established in 1830 as the General Assembly's Institution and given its present name in 1929 is an institution born. The College is the second oldest in North Calcutta and has produced numerous outstanding people, chief among them being Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The College has been awarded Grade A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college also enjoys the status of College with Potential for Excellence, a quality rating by the University Grants Commission. Media survey rates Scottish as one among the top fifty colleges in India. The College is now owned and administered by the Church of North India (CNI) through the diocese of Calcutta. It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta
The College has under its control, five hostels, viz. the Lady Jane Dundas Hostel (for Girls), the Duff Hostel, the Wann Hostel, the Ogilvie Hostel and Students' Residence (for Girls) of which Lady Jane Dundas Hostel and the Duff Hostel are primarily for Christian students.
Several scholarships are given to the students by the College. Concession in fees and stipends are also granted to deserving candidates. Good academic performance is acknowledged with a large number of prizes every year.