Sundarban Hazi Desarat College is a grant-in-aid college of West Bengal and is recognized under section 2(f) and 12B by the UGC. The college was established in 1961 at Pathankhali village in the then remote Gosaba island of Sundarbans. Despite lack of proper communication facility, drinking water, power supply and many other minimum required infrastructural facilities, the zeal and eagerness of some people to educate the most deprived and backward class of this area gave birth to this college.