Diamond Harbour Women’s University came into existence in 2013. It was established under West Bengal Act XXXVII of 2012 on 28th January 2013. It is the first University in this region and has been envisaged in answer to the long standing requirement of the girl-student of this region and beyond for greater scope in the search for attainment of selfhood.
The University has already started functioning from the academic year 2014-15 with the introduction of 2- year, 4- semester PG courses in six subjects; Bengali, English, History, Political Science, Education and Women’s Studies. Classes are presently being held in a three-storied dedicated academic building within the campus of the Fakir Chand College located close to the Diamond Harbour Railway Station. From the coming academic session ie AY 2015-16 the University proposes to introduce few more post graduate courses including M.Sc courses in science. Later in due course the University will move to its own campus near Sarisha crossing in Diamond Harbour. The present Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anuradha Mukhopadhyay joined her duties in early 2015.
Diamond Harbour Women's University offers courses like bachelors and masters in Business Studies, Bangla Bhasha O Sahitya, Education, History, Political Science, Sociology, Women’s Studies, Mathematics, Geography and Physics.
The University hopes to address both research and teaching in the context of its location as well as globally. The objective is to function efficiently and effectively as a University providing teaching, training and research in various branches of learning/courses of study so as to promote advancement and dissemination of knowledge to meet the growing needs of the society. As a women’s university, it will address in particular questions of livelihood and security for women. It will not only provide opportunities for women in the area to access new opportunities but will also hope to draw women from other parts of the country into interaction with a rather unique corner of this diverse land.