DumDum Motijheel Rabindra Mahavidyalaya, a Co-educational Degree College presently affiliated to the West Bengal State University was established on 5th August, 1968 in the name of DumDum Motijheel Evening College of Commerceunder the University of Calcutta. The Institution saw its dawn through the untiring efforts of such respected educationists as Dr. B.B Dutta, Sri B.K. Sen, Sri Sukumar Bhattacharyya, Sri Santi Dasgupta and Sri Kumares Basu, the founder Principal.
From its inception, the aim was to provide facilities for studying Commerce Degree course (General and Honours) under Calcutta University and to caterto the needs of the working students through evening classes. Subsequently, under the local demand and pressure, a full-fledged day Commerce College came into being, and the evening shift was done away with. Thus the College was converted into a day College in 1974, and accordingly it came to be known as DumDum Motijheel College of Commerce.
Further, to face the challenges of globalization in the field of higher education, and to suit the emerging need of the society at local, regional and national level, the Governing Body of the College resolved to convert the present College of Commerce into a multi-faculty Degree college. The college, accordingly was re-christened DumDum Motijheel Rabindra Mahavidyalaya in 2004, and the necessary approval from the University of Calcutta for introduction of Arts and Science streams was received with effect from Academic Session 2005-06. At present, apart from Commerce Course, the college offers Honours Course in 5 Arts subjects & 1 Science subject and General Course in 11 subjects. Thus, from its very inception, this educational Institution has been on the path of steady progress, in aptly fulfilling the needs of higher education in the vast and densely populated area of DumDum.