S ammilani Mahavidyalaya was established on 12th of December, 1996 by the initiative of some academic entrepreneurs, with a definite objective to impart knowledge and skill to the young generation of the locality. Along with those academicians, enthusiasts from all sections of the society also rendered their active co-operation in this selfless venture. Initially the college started functioning from a local secondary school, Santoshpur Vidyamandir (Boys) and the classes were held in the evening. Within a record period of only seven months it’s new building was constructed and the college shifted to its present address. On 5th June 2003, UGC granted the college the status to receive financial assistance under the rule U/S 12(B) of the UGC Act. 1965. The college has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2005 and awarded grade ‘B’. It has also been assessed by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal in January, 2010 under the State Level Assessment Programme (SLAP). The college, which started with only three students, is now bustling with almost 2000 students in the different departments of Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. The active and moral support of Sri. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, former Chief Minister of West Bengal, the unyielding devotion of Sri Kanti Bhushan Ganguly, former Minister of Sunderban Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal (and also the erstwhile Secretary of the Preparatory Committee of the college), the sincere dedication and guidance of Late Prof. Ramaranjan Mukhopadhyay and Prof. K.P. Majumder and the efforts and services rendered by all those persons who are associated with the college in one way or the other have helped the college to attain present position as one of the leading academic institutions in the locality. Today the college is on the fast track of progress and success. Yet, there are many miles to tread before our dream becomes true, before our vision materialises into reality.