Jangipur College is situated in a semi-urban locality of the district of Murshidabad in West Bengal having a campus area of 5.05 acres. The College was estabished in August 1950 with Intermediate Classes. Undergraduate courses were started in the college from the academic session 1956-1957. The college was set up with the objective of imperting higher education mainly to the backward rural population comprising SC, ST ,Minority Communities and women of the locality and to contribute to the educational, social, cultural and economic upliftment of the people of Jangipur.
The vision of the college is to disseminate quality education and produce responsible citizens of the country who in turn would nurture the rich-composite culture of the nation. The college has received recognition of UGC under Section 2(f) of the act and is receiving financial assistance from UGC under Section 12(B). The college offers courses in Arts, Science and commerce stream at the undergraduate level. The college is affiliated to the University of Kalyani since the year 1999 as per the decision of West Bengal Govt. It is a grant-in-aid institution of the West Bengal Government.
Jangipur College is a NAAC Accredited college with B++ Grade in Cycle II. From the session 2016-2017 the college is offering PG courses in English, Bengali, History and Education under DODL Scheme of the University of Kalyani.