Sitalkuchi College was established in the year 1999 for providing collegiate education to the aspiring students of Sitalkuchi- Sitai community development blocks of the district of Cooch Behar. The catchment area of the college is a rural locality along the Indo-Bangladesh Border. Also the area is socio-economically backward inhabited mostly by Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Communities. Thus, the college stands for providing higher education to the students of the backward communities of a backward region. With this aim in mind, the college came into being mainly with the enthusiasm of the local educationists, committed social workers and other patronisers.
As per direction of the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal, (vide memo no. 611-Edn(CS)/ 4C 10/99 dated 14/06/99), the University of North Bengal granted affiliation to Sitalkuchi College in July 1999. However, the college received the Govt. approval (vide memo no. 1304 Edn (CS)/ 4C 10/99 dated 07.10.1999) in October 1999. From 1st September, 1999 the academic activities of the college were started in a one storied school building near Sitalkuchi Hospital. Then in the last week of October, 2006 the college was shifted to its own premises. The college having a campus area of 3.33 acres of land, a big playground, now functions from a three winged three storied building. As the college is socially committed to upgrade its academic goals infrastructural development work is moving forward.
The mission of Sitalkuchi College is to provide quality under graduate education to the students of a remote, rural, backward area along Indo-Bangladesh border of Sitalkuchi and Sitai community development blocks of Cooch Behar district. The college is contributing to the development of the area in which it is embedded by preparing the young minds for imbibing knowledge, skills and sensitivity. Anchored by the values of excellence, accountability, respect for differences, social responsibility, fellow feeling and austerity, the college fosters its students to pursue self fulfillment and contribute meaningfully to the local as well as the larger society after completion of their studies.
The vision of the college is to build itself as an excellent higher education institution providing high quality education to the students of its backward hinterland. This requires the college to provide excellent academic and infrastructural facilities to all its students. It visualises to provide an empowering, responsive and enabling academic environment looking forward to a future when a large number of its students succeed in different job opportunities and act as responsible and responsive citizens to build a sustainable physical and social environment of the region and the country at large.