Haldia is a famous river-port town situated on the banks of the Hooghly River. It is an expanding industrial belt in eastern India. The Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, realizing the educational needs of this rapidly growing town and its adjoining areas, decided to establish the second government college in the erstwhile district of Medinipur in 1988. As a result Haldia Government College was instituted. Under the affiliation of Vidyasagar University, the college came into being in 1988 and was inaugurated by the former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu, on 20th November. Since then it is continuously catering to students’ need of higher education.

The College is located beside the broad four-lane highway between Rani Chak and City Centre bus stop. It is well connected with NH-41 and also the South-Eastern Railways. NH-6 is also not too far from the college. As a co-educational institute, the college offers degree courses in Arts and Science and also has a Vocational course on Tourism and Travel Management (TTM). The college has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a Grade “B+” (CGPA 2.52) in 2017. The college has good infrastructure at different levels of the B.A. and B.Sc. courses. In 2015 two Post Graduate courses were introduced in the college, in the departments of Geography and Chemistry.