Sri Sri Satyanandadev, the spiritual disciple of Swami Abhedananda and preceptor of Suri Sri Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, with a deep dream did establish this college in the year 1964 in the sacred memory of his spiritual guide. The college was established to cater to the needs of higher education of the students of Sainthia and the adjoining vast rural areas. The college has a rich heritage that contributes to its own culture.
Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya, affiliated under the University of Burdwan, West Bengal in 1965 is a multifaculty, co-educational, Government aided college imparting higher education at undergraduate level in faculty of Science, Commerce and Humanities. Since its inception the college has made steady progress in terms of student strength and academic excellence. The college is located in the rural area (Sainthia) of Birbhum district, an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is bounded on the north and west by Santhal Parganas, on the east by the districts of Murshidabad and Burdwan, and on the south by Burdwan. The campus is spread over about 4 acres of land with beautiful building complexes and well maintained garden. There are three major building blocks catering to specific needs of the college and providing facilities to various faculties namely the science, commerce, humanities and professional course. Administration is conducted from the centre of the largest block i.e., the first block. The present college building has a premise of forty thousand square feet and more than thirty five classrooms which can contain about 3000 students. Classrooms are well ventilated with profuse natural light available throughout the day. Each classroom is well furnished with “state-of-the-art technology.” Fifteen subjects are taught as Honours/Major at the undergraduate level. In the year 2012, a post graduation course (Distant Education) in humanities was introduced. Science departments are equipped with well-organized laboratories and own libraries. The college has hostel facilities for boys where seats are allotted transparently on a strict merit-cum-distance basis. The college has been teaching the students with top-notch competencies and cutting-edge proficiencies to make them adept at confidently facing the challenges of the changing world.