|Type||Undergraduate college Public college|
|Affiliation||University of Burdwan|
Hooghly Mohsin College (HMC) began on 1 August 1836 as the New Hooghly College. It was established by Muhammad Mohsin, who also started other colleges. On its 100th anniversary it was renamed Hooghly Mohsin College. It became affiliated to University of Calcutta since the latter's initiation in 1857. After the establishment of the University of Burdwan in 1960, the college became its constituent.Incumbent Principal- Dr. Purushottam Pramanik. 
Hooghly Mohsin has been recognized by the University Grants Commission as a "College with Potential for Excellence." The Department of Biotechnology, government of India, has recognized it as a "STAR COLLEGE." The Department of Science & Technology, government of India, has selected this college under "Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology Infrastructure" (DST-FIST) scheme.
- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, composer and writer
- Dwijendralal Ray, writer
- Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay, writer
- Muzaffar Ahmed, politician
- Kanailal Dutta, revolutionary
- Brahmabandhav Upadhyay, theologian
- Upendranath Brahmachari, scientist
- Shyamal Mitra, singer
- Tapas Paul, Actor and politician
- The college has produced many eminent sports person who has represented in national and international arena, like in Football, Surajit Sengupta, Swarup Das, Goutam Ghosh, Anit Ghosh, Athletics - Monoranjan Porel and Amit Saha and in Cricket - Prosenjit Ganguly (Bengal Ranji trophy).
Notable achievements: 1. Football Inter-college Champion in the year 1991–1995, 1998.
2. Athletics - Inter-college Champion in the year 1992–2001.
3. Cricket - Inter- college Champion in the year 1991, 1995, 2003.
4. Table Tennis - Inter-college runners up in the year 1992–1996.
Inter-Varsity representation of the college players:
1. In Athletics – Manoranjan Porel, Amit Saha, Sovon Baskey, Swarup Sengupta, Sanjit Kundu, Bikramjit Koley (Men), Sarmistha Debnath, Sampa Bala (Women).
2. In Football – Snehamoy Chowdhury, Surojit Sengupta, Goutam Ghosh, Chandan Harijan, Utpal Halder, Tapan Soren, Samanta Shee, Samsuddin Hossain, Amal Pal, Atanu Sarkar.
3. In Cricket – Tapas Ghosh (University captain), Mayuk Dasgupta (University captain),Sudip Banerjee, Ayon Nandi, Raju Biswas, Joydeep Ganguly.
4. In Table Tennis – Asis Saha, Partha Banerjee.
5. In Badminton – Bhaskar Kabiraj, Ayush Sharma.
6. In Gymnastics - Moloy Pal, Manas Pal, Smt. Amrita Sinha.
- See Dey (1893: 96/192) pp.286-287, and (1893: 97/194), pp.354-366.
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- Dey, S.C., "Hooghly Past and Present", The Calcutta Review, Vol.96, No.191, (January 1893), pp.22-42; No.192, (April 1893), 276-288; Vol.97, No.193, (July 1893), pp.71-81; No.194, (October 1893), 340-366;Vol.98, No.195, (January 1894), pp.152-170; Vol.99, No.197, (July 1894), pp.153-164; Vol.104, No.208, (April 1897), pp.355-373.
- Annual Report of the College of Hadji Mohammud Moshin with its Subordinate Schools; and of the Colleges of Dacca and Kishnaghur, for 1850-51, F. Carbery, Military Orphan Press, (Calcutta), 1851.
- Zachariah, K., History of Hooghly College, 1836-1936, Bengal Government Press, (Alipore), 1936.