Dinabandhu Andrews College, established in 1956, is a private co-educational institute located in West Bengal and affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The college offers courses in science, arts and commerce streams in various specializations along with a few general courses. The institute offers courses at both UG and PG level. The admission process is completely merit based and admission applications have to be submitted online which is followed by an offline counselling process.

Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1956 | Private
Approved by UGC 
Accredited by  NAAC
Courses offered UG and PG across 3 streams
Popular courses B.Sc., M.Sc.
Admission criteria Merit based
Application mode Online
Counselling Offline
Scholarship No
Top recruiters Wipro, TCS, Tech - Mahindra, Kotak etc.
Campus area 8215 square metres
Facilities available Free WiFi, modern laboratories, playground, library
Official website DAC West Bengal

Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Courses

Course Specializations Eligibility Selection Criteria Total Intake
BA General 10+2 from a recognized university Merit based (marks scored by the student in the best four subjects in the final board exams conducted by West Bengal Council for Higher Education/ CBSE/ ICSE or any other recognized board will be considered) 571
Bengali 84
English 70
History 85
Political Science 85
Philosophy 85
B.Com General  210
Accountancy 160
B.Sc Physics 80
Chemistry 80
Mathematics 80
Economics 75
Geography 40
Electronics 80
Microbiology 58
Botany 85
Zoology 80
Sericulture 80
M.Sc Zoology B.Sc Zoology Merit Based 55
Electronics Science B.Sc. Physics/ Electronics Science 24

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Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Admissions

  • The institute has an annual intake of approximately 1000 students for the undergraduate program. 
  • For UG courses, candidates are shortlisted with respect to their performance in HSC examinations conducted by West Bengal Council for Higher Education/ CBSE/ ICSE or any other recognized board. 
  • However, the applicant must have secured an aggregate of at least 50% in the board examination and a minimum of 55% in the subject for which he / she wants to seek admission.
  • The admissions to the postgraduate program are completely merit based which is then followed by a combined counseling conducted along with the University of Calcutta. 
  • Around 40% of the seats are reserved for the students that are admitted on the basis of their score in the qualifying examination.

How to Apply?

Given below are the steps that need to be followed in order to apply for admission to Dinabandhu Andrews College :

  1. The student needs to visit the official website of Dinabandhu Andrews College.
  2. The student then need to select the UG/PG Admissions link under the dropdown list inside the Admissions Notification section which can be found on the home page.
  3. The student will find a link for applications at the end of the notice. 
  4. Open the link and fill all the personal and academic mandatory information.
  5. The student can now proceed to pay the application fees through the payment gateway by clicking on the payment link. The application fee for the undergraduate courses is INR 150 and the payment of fees can be done using any method that the student desires to use (Net Banking / Credit / Debit Cards).

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Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Placements 

Dinabandhu Andrews College also has a placement cell which provides proper assistance and guidance to its students for placements. The highest salary package being INR 1.71 Lakhs and average being INR 1.51 Lakhs. Some of the top recruiters are Wipro, Cognizant, TCS, Tech - Mahindra, Kotak etc.

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Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Scholarships

The institute itself does not provide any scholarship to its students. However, students can apply for bank loan facilities or state govt. Scholarship schemes.

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Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Facilities

  • Hostel: The college provides separate hostels for boys and girls along with individual rooms for each student.
  • WiFi: 24/7 high speed WiFi connectivity is provided to the students.

Other facilities provided to the students include canteen, sports playgrounds, transport facility, auditorium, smart classroom, music room, computer lab, parking, cafeteria, yoga room, conference hall, a grand library and laboratories for respective fields of study.

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Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal Faculty

Dinabandhu Andrews College boasts of a large faculty team of highly qualified exceptional professors that continue to impart valuable knowledge to the students of the institute. A large number of them are Ph.D. holders. Following is a list of a few of them :

  • Smt. Phalguni Gupta(M.Sc, Ph.D. Physics): Assistant Professor
  • Sri Rajesh Bera(M.Sc, Ph.D Chemistry): Assistant Professor
  • Sri Tarun Pradhan(M.Sc, Ph.D Mathematics): Assistant Professor
  • Sri Tridibendra N. Chattopadhyay(M.Sc, Ph.D Electronics): Assistant Professor
  • Smt. Sikha Bhowmik(MA, B.Ed): Assistant Professor

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Dinabandhu Andrews College, West Bengal FAQs

Ques. How to reach the campus of Dinabandhu Andrews College?

Ans. The campus is located at : 54, Raja S C Mallick Road Baishnabghata, 24 Parganas (South), Kolkata, West Bengal 700084. The best way to reach is probably by using a local transport bus. You might find a bus at Garia no.5 bus depot. The next nearest bus stop is no.45 bus stop.

Ques. How is the infrastructure of DAC West Bengal?

Ans. The infrastructure of the college is great. The labs are up to date with modern technology and the library is well equipped with various facilities. The college also has a big canteen for students. The institute also offers separate common rooms for girls and boys. The college has a playground to encourage extra-curricular activities. Free WiFi is also offered to the students. The college also has a pond and various trees surrounding the campus. The college makes use of solar panels to encourage renewable sources of energy and thus help preserve the ecosystem.

Ques. When is the counselling process for admission to DAC West Bengal conducted?

Ans. The process is generally held in the month of June or July. The dates are accordingly released. Counselling for around 100 students is conducted in one single day. The process mostly continues till 5 pm in the evening.

Ques. How good are the placements at Dinabandhu Andrews College?

Ans. The college holds campus placement rounds for all of its students. The highly dedicated placement cell at the institute regularly conducts sessions for the students to help them improve their soft skills, technical skills, interview-facing skills and many other skills thus making them fit for the industry. The college has also witnessed numerous well known companies flocking in for placements and also being invited for the on campus placement rounds.

Ques. What does Dinabandhu Andrews College have that no other college has?

Ans. Most colleges are not very flexible when it comes to teaching various streams all at once. Dinabandhu Andrews College is very flexible in this matter and decided to teach students of arts, commerce and science backgrounds all under one roof. This is quite unique and not generally very common among Indian colleges. This quality definitely makes Dinabandhu Andrews College stand out.

Ques. Does Dinabandhu Andrews College require a test to prove proficiency in English?

Ans. No. The college does not conduct a test specifically aimed at testing the candidate’s proficiency in English. However, if the candidate wishes to enroll himself/herself in the English specialization under the B.A. degree programme then they need to have passed their 10+2 examination with English as one of their subjects.

Ques. Does Dinabandhu Andrews College provide scholarships to meritorious students?

Ans. No. As of now the college does not have any special scholarship program. However, the college might consider providing scholarships to financially weak meritorious students in the future.

Ques. Is it worth joining Dinabandhu Andrews College as it is a private institute? Should I join a government institute instead?

Ans. Dinabandhu Andrews College provides quality education across various streams and also promises decent placements for its students. So you should not consider the factor that it is a private institute. Dinabandhu Andrews College is a premiere institute and you should not miss the chance of joining it as a student.

Ques. How good are the professors at Dinabandhu Andrews College?

Ans. The professors at Dinabandhu Andrews College are highly qualified with most of them being Ph.D. holders. The professors are easy to approach and quite helpful. Any student can approach them with their problems and expect a positive response.