The College came into being with a mission to provide higher education to the students as well as to the poorer and deprived sections of the people of the area. The goal of the College is to provide an education that integrates curricular knowledge with value education and need-based training.
Behala College was established as a grant-in-aid State Government Sponsored College in the year 1963 affiliated to Calcutta University under the Refugee Rehabilitation Scheme of the Government of India. It was recognized under section 2f by UGC in 1982. The College came under the pay packet scheme of the Government of West Bengal in the late seventies.