The origin of B. H. College dates back to January 1964 when Jadab 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 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 locality. A general meeting of the representatives of Howly and Barpeta Road was held on 24-5-64 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 12-6-64 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 faculty in 1973 and subsequently Science faculty in 1988 and post-graduation in Commerce in 1990 enabled this institution 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 . 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 admirable success. The armature of this institution is strong enough to meet the growing challenges of Higher Education.
Historically famous and conveniently situated, Barbarijhar Reserve is the location of the College. This Barbarijhar was originally the capital of Raghudev Rai, the son of Chilaraya, the brother of Koch King Narnarayan. It is situated in the middle point of Barpeta Road and Howly, on the western side of the N.H. 31. The College comprises 33 acres of land shaped in a semi-circular form and bordered by the dead river 'Manas'. The location of the College is far from the din and bustle of towns and cities. Valuable trees and lushgreen vegetation lend to the institution a pastoral magnanimity and sylvan serenity. Though sequestered, the location of the College reminds us the concept of 'Sangrilla' or in other-words 'Gurukulashram'.
MISSION AND GOAL :
The institution aims at imparting knowledge of various disciplines amongst the youths of rural and semi-urban populace of the region to make them responsible and competent to face the challenges of modern world and contribute towards the upliftment of the society. Besides, it endeavours to set an example of unity and integrity among different sections of people of the locality.