The origin of B.H. College dates back to january 1964 when Late Jadav Chandra Das,an eminent citizen ,mooted the idea for establishing a college at Howly.Accordingly,a public meeting was held at Howly Chandi Barua Bhawan with Late Abdul Kader Choudhury,(Mouzadar) as President and all those who were
present very much appreciated the idea and unanimously decided to establish the college at the earliest.It Was further decided that the leading persons from different communities of Barpeta Road should also be apprised of the necessity of a College and a joint attempt be made for establishment of an 'Ideal College' in this localiy.
A general meeting of the representatives of Howly and Barpeta Road was held on 24-05-1964 at 3 p.m. in the premises of G.N.B. Memorial High School,Barpeta Road,under the presidentship of the then chairman of Barpeta Road Municipality Board, Mohanlal Choudhury and it was resolved that -"A College,an ideal college,be established with the co-operative efforts of the people of the Howly and Barpeta Road area for meeting the increasing demand for higher education of the people of this locality."
The first general public meeting was held on 12-06-1964 at the G.N.B. Memorial High School premises under the chairmanship of the then S.D.O.(Civil) Barpeta,Kamal Chandra Majumdar,who galvanized the spirit to see the idea realized.
Noble thoughts may take time to conceive but little time to deliver.In no time,the intense desire and untiring efforts of founding fathers lit the light of B.H. College initially only with Arts faculty in the year 1966.The selfless devotion & sacrifice of the local people have graduated this institution into a famous college in Assam and now it is standing with glory as their cherished offspring.
The opening of the Commerce Stream in 1973 and subsequently Science Stream(H.S.) in 1988, Science Stream (UG) in 1996 and post-graduation in Commerce in 1990,and PG in Assamese and Education in 2018 enabled this institution to emerge as the only full-fledged three faculty institution in Lower Assam under Gauhati University.The college was accorded UGC recognition in the year 1969 and it had also achieved the distinction of B++ Accreditation by NAAC in 2003.During the session 2015-16 the 2nd cycle of NAAC assessment of B.H. College was completed and Peer Team sent by NAAC visited the college on 28th,29th & 30th April,2016.
The college was accredited with 'A' (CGPA 3.11) grade
by NAAC on 25th may,2016 which is quite satisfactory for the entire college family and the local public.
The Strength of this institution lies in its academic achievements and healthy environment.A rural college,essentially catering to the academic needs of local youth coming from families of cultivators and poverty-stricken multitude,requires a very soft-careful managerial acumen in its build-up process.Our founder Principal Sri Satya Nath Das is the man who did the job with the admirable success.The armature of this institution is strong enough to meet the growing challenges of Higher Education.