University of Calcutta (informally known as Calcutta University or CU) is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, established on 24 January 1857. It was the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. Within India, it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the UGC and the NAAC. There are seven Nobel laureates associated with this university including Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman, and Amartya Sen. It has the highest number of students who have cleared the doctoral entrance eligibility exam in Natural Science & Arts. The university is recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It was also ranked 2nd by the India Today Top India Universities of 2012, 2013, and 2014.
University of Calcutta invites applications for admission to the Undergraduate Programmes for the academic year. The programs offered are Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) The program, Bachelor of Library Sciences (B.Li.Sc.) program, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programme, Bachelor of Science (Home Science) Programme, and BA Bachelor of Law Programme BA LLB Programme. The application process for all the Programmes is to be completed online only on the University website.