Seth Phool Chand Bagla (P.G.) College is a living memorial landmark of this area representing the spirit of selfless public service, courage and charity of the Bagla family of the city, Hathras. It took its birth as a middle school on 14th January, 1917 and developed into a degree college on July 1958 and got its recognition of degree classes and later on in 1964, for post-graduate classes from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra (formerly Agra University, Agra) B.Ed. classes from 1993-94 and B.Sc. classes (Maths and Bio group both) from 1996-97 are being managed under self-financing scheme gracefully. At present this college is running Arts, Commerce, Science and Education faculties. Research facilities are provided in English, Hindi Sanskrit, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Sociology and Commerce subjects under the supervision of qualified and experienced teaching staff. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Study Center has been started since 21 November, 2005. It runs academic and professional courses round the year. The college has a reputed library containing more than seventy thousand books having National and International journals for research and awareness of the subject. The library possesses a large number of rare books and foreign books which are the asset to the field of high learning. N.C.C. and N.S.S. facilities are available for the development of national spirit and social service feeling among the students of the college. The college has a beautiful and vast cricket ground and a volley ball court, tennis court, a basket ball court and one well equipped gymkhana. It has a modern equipped and well maintained Games Department. The college has a grand building which exposes its glaring aspects to all directions. The college is located in the heart of the city (Hathras) and hence the people coming from various sides to Hathras can not escape its sight watching for its monumental appearance.
Bagla College is, undoubtedly, a renowned and leading Educational set up in U.P. It has serve not only to promote, at the most fundamental level, alphabetic and numeric literacy in a wide variety of diverse communities, but has also functioned as a primary vehicle for the dissemination and maintenance of specific cultural norms, customs and traditions. Its doors are open to all caste, color and creed. Its highest aspirations nourish the students with the spirit to live a good, happy, characterful and harmonious life by following the greatest Mahamantra Simple living and high thinking, contemning narrow mindedness of any kind.