Raj Rishi College, ALWAR (Rajasthan) was established in 1930 by the then Ruler of ALWAR – Raj Rishi Maharaja Jay Singh as an Intermediate College to impart Higher Education. The college was upgraded to a graduate college having the faculties in Arts and Commerce in 1945. In 1947 post -graduate classes in Economics and History were started along with graduate classes in Science and Law. The post – graduate classes in Science commenced from the year 1968. In 1979 the college was bifurcated and a new college named as Babu Shobharam Govt. Arts College with Arts and Law faculties was established. Raj Rishi College is a Government run Post Graduate College with Science faculty having P.G. classes in Five Subjects; Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology with Research facilities and graduate classes in Science and Honors classes in Chemistry and Mathematics. 

Raj Rishi College is one of the prestigious colleges of Rajasthan and the biggest Science  College in the district. It is affiliated to the RRBMU, Alwar and is recognized by University Grants Commission under Section 2f. There are more than 60 highly qualified members of Teaching Staff. This college has produced Member of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assembly, I.A.S., I.P.S., R.A.S., R.P.S., Professors and many other officers.

The college runs Study Centers of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU). IGNOU Study Centre was established in 1990 and was declared the best centre of Rajasthan in 2002. 

Alwar is located at 27.57°N 76.6°E. It has an average elevation of 271 m (889 ft). The Ruparail River is a major river near the city. Alwar is fairly rich in mineral wealth; it produces marble, granite, feldspar, dolomite, quartz, limestone, soap stone, barites, copper clay, copper ore and pyrophylite.

At the time of the 2011 census, the population of Alwar city and Alwar district were 341,422 and 3,674,179 respectively.