A NAAC accredited, ISO certified comprehensive institution, Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya offers active learning in a vibrant cordial atmosphere where students connect the classroom and their world. With a focus on undergraduate studies, on the auspicious day of September 15, 1998, the College had embarked on its official journey for conducting degree courses in Arts, Science and Commerce streams under the governance of the Organising Body.
; Being affiliated to the University of North Bengal, this institution started functioning in the Campus of Siliguri College till its new construction in Surya Sen Colony area became functional in July 2000. First floor of the main old building was donated by T.C. Mittal Memorial Trust and later on Smt. Minati Sen, MP Rajganj had Contributed Rs 6 lacs for preparing the college library room. For setting up the Physics and Chemistry Laboratory, a fund of Rs 10 Lacs was released from MP quota of renowned Filmmaker Sri Mrinal Sen, the then MP from Kolkata. Rest of the building was completed by the College authority. After almost a decade a fund of Rs fifty two lacs received from Sri Goutam Deb, Honourable MiC of NBDD (North Bengal Development Department) enabled the college authority to build up the new Commerce , Mathematics and Geography building. The entire building of Central Library cum Learning Centre has been donated by Amit Agarwal Foundation Trust. Recently, another fund released by Honourable Minister Sri Rabindranath Ghosh from NBDD is now being utilised for the construction of a new academic block for Humanities. In 2019, 15 Computers were donated by Sri Goutam Deb, Honourable MiC Tourism, from his Bidhayak Elaka Unnayan Fund for upgradation of the computer laboratory.
Although the College is situated in the suburbs, it has a fair connectivity and accessibility from various parts of the city as well as neighbouring rural areas. Now it has become a natural choice and preferred destination for students from different parts of North Bengal and other areas.
The college has a well designed administrative block and various other facilities for the students such as girls' common room and boys' common room, Canteen, parking lot, smart classrooms, audiovisual equipments, computer laboratory, indoor and outdoor games and sports, NSS and NCC Unit, alumni association, Book Club, Eco-Club, Photography Club and numerous other extracurricular activities. In course of time, along with introduction of new subjects almost in every academic session, in recent times introduction of Certificate Courses on Computer Application, Travel and Tourism Management and IT-enabled English Language Certificate Course, have added to the speedy academic growth of this institution.
Initiation of IGNOU Study Center since the last academic session has enabled Students to choose further option.
This college has an excellent teaching faculty with highly qualified and well experienced staff. Teachers are full time and students receive special attention from them with regular internal assessment system, counseling and mentoring. The fairly good results in the university examination are due to dedicated, constant effort both by the faculties and the students. The teaching aids used by the staff are modern and help the students to learn the subjects thoroughly. Parents-teacher meetings are held periodically and students' performance is furnished to the parents directly. Feedback of Students and Guardians is mandatory in every academic session.
This campus is perpetually in motion, and the campus description is not a mere backdrop, it is the foreground of the future.