Polba Mahavidyalaya, the only undergraduate college in the Polba-Dadpur Block in the district of Hooghly in West Bengal embarked on its journey from 19 th September 2005 with the goal of providing all round opportunity and access to higher education to a greater population especially those from the marginalised and backward communities. Polba-Dadpur Block has been identified as a SC/ST Concentrated Block by the appropriate authority and inhabited by a sizeable population of OBC and minority communities.