The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity. The establishment of the Sonali Junior College was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.
Sonali Junior Colege has been consistently ranked as the premier Junior College in the State by several state agencies. Its programmes are also ranked highly in several central rankings. In 2008, Sonali Junior College became the first Junior College in the State to be awarded as best Junior College of Year.