Jogamaya Devi College was established in 1932 by Late Shyamaprasad Mukherjee as the women’s section of Asutosh College, with only 155 students enrolled for the I.A. course. It began its existence as a separate establishment in 1957 when it was delinked from Asutosh College and was affiliated to Calcutta University as Asutosh College for Women in 1958. The college was renamed Jogamaya Devi College after the demise of Lady Jogamaya Devi, wife of Sir Asutosh Mukherjee.
The college is located at 92, S. P. Mukherjee Road, at the Hazra crossing and adjacent to the lush green Jatin Das Park. It is well-connected by metro and bus routes to the far reaches of the city and its suburbs. As the college evolved from its humble beginnings, new courses were added in response to the demands of the changing educational scenario. An annex building was built in 1992 at 5A, Rajeswar Dasgupta Road to accommodate the new departments and the increasing number of students.
Overcoming countless challenges through its 82 year long journey, today the institution is the largest women’s college in West Bengal with over 4000 students hailing from all over India as well as Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The teachers, non-teaching staff and students of the college persevere to keep alive its rich legacy of excellence. Its cosmopolitan character and emphasis on a holistic development have elevated the college to a unique position in the sphere of women’s education. The innumerable alumni who have achieved distinction in diverse fields bear testimony to the fact that the students of our college have contributed generously to the betterment of not only our society but also of the wider world.