Sarat Centenary College started its journey in 1976 (the birth centenary year of Bangla novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay) as a junior college and was subsequently upgraded to an undergraduate degree college with affiliation from The University of Burdwan in 1978. It is located in Dhaniakhali Development Block of Chinsurah Sub-Division of Hooghly District in the state of West Bengal in India. Dhaniakhali, in spite of being a rural and agrarian locality, happens to be one of the largest development blocks in West Bengal.
The college offers undergraduate Honours and General degree courses in Arts (Literature & Language, Humanities & Social Sciences), Commerce, and Science (Physical and Biological) streams.
The college is aided by the Government of West Bengal under its Grants-in-Aid scheme. In 2016 the college was reaccredited (2nd cycle) by NAAC with a CGPA of 2.33 (grade B). The college is also recognised by UGC under Section 2F & 12B Act of 1956.