Loreto College, Kolkata is an all-girls catholic college affiliated to the University of Calcutta and focuses in the liberal arts and sciences.Established in 1912, the college has been ranked 75th at the all India level in 2020 by the NIRF. The courses offered at the college include B.A. (Honors & General) in Education, English, History, Political Science, Psychology & Geography ; B.Sc. (Honors & General) in Geography & Economics ; B.A. (General) in Bengali, Hindi, Economics, Journalism, Film Studies, Sociology, Human Rights, Mathematics, B.Ed along with Post Graduation in English. Admission to all the courses is both merit and entrance-based. Application process for admission at the college is online through the official website.
Graduates from the college are placed in top-notch companies such as ITC, Deloitte, Citi Bank, HSBC Bank, Syndicate Bank, Indigo Airlines, Jet Airways, Emirates, etc.
|Established | Type||1912 | Private|
|Affiliated to||Calcutta University|
|Approved by||Calcutta University, UGC & NAAC ‘A’ grade accredited|
|Courses offered||UG: B.A, B.A(H), B.Sc, B.Sc(H) PG: M.A in English B.Ed|
|Admission criteria||UG: Merit-Based PG: Merit-Based/Entrance Based B.Ed: Merit-Based/Interview|
|Total Strength||UG: 795 PG: 43|
|Top recruiters||ITC, Deloitte, Citi Bank, HSBC Bank, Syndicate Bank, Indigo Airlines, etc.|
|Location||7, Sir William Jones Sarani (formerly Middleton Row) Kolkata - 700071 West Bengal, India|
|5 Star College||NAAC’2000|
|2nd Cycle - Grade ‘A’||NAAC’2007|
|3rd Cycle- Grade ‘A’||NAAC’2012|
|‘Potential for Excellence’||UGC’2006|
|75th in Top Colleges in India||NIRF’2020|
|B.Sc||Subjects: Geography, Economics, Political Science|
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized board.
|B.Sc (Honors)||Subjects: Geography, Psychology, Economics|
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility; 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks in the chosen subject.
|B.A||Subjects: History, Education, Political Science, Geography, Economics|
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% aggregate marks (with English as the main subject).
|B.A (Honors)||Subjects: English, Education, History, Political Science, Psychology|
Duration: 3 Years Eligibility: 10+2 passed with 60% marks secured in the chosen subject.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in English with minimum 50% marks secured in the qualifying examination.
- Candidates are notified that English is a mandatory subject for all the courses.
- Compulsory subjects for all Honours and General courses in Undergraduate program:-
*Environmental Studies(Only in the 3rd year)
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Loreto College offers admission to various UG programmes, B.Ed along with Post Graduation in English. The total applications for admission were 3350+ and applications admitted ratio was 12:1 for the year 2019-20.
The application form of Loreto College can be filled online through the official website of the College. The application fee can be paid through the online mode of Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card.
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Placement assistance is provided to all students of the college along with the provision of information relating to the scope of higher studies in the country as well as abroad in addition to the job vacancies and possible job prospects in reputed organizations. The presentations are followed by recruitment drives in which the Placement Cell of the college assists the recruiting organization.Companies where fresh graduates from Loreto College have been placed include:
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Loreto College offers scholarships to the students of the college. The scholarships are-
The college provides various facilities:
With highly qualified faculty, the institute is committed to imparting strong educational foundations and provide literacy programs to underprivileged girls, evolve high educational standards, and implant values of leadership in them.The Student to Faculty ratio is 16:1.The Principal of the college is Dr. Christine Coutinho and the other faculties are working at the following positions:
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Ques. Which is the most popular college in comparison to Loreto College?
Ans. St. Xavier's College (SXC), Kolkata is the most popularly compared college with Loreto.Lady Brabourne College, Bethune College, St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College, Women's Christian College are some other colleges in Kolkata one can look for.
Ques. How can one get admission in a postgraduate course in Loreto College?
Ans. Loreto College offers admission to M.A (English) to the candidates with Honors Degree in English with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognized university. 60% of the total available seats will be filled on the basis of merit while 40% of seats will get filled through combined marks in university examination and admission test.
Ques. Is there any age limit for doing B.Ed from Loreto College?
Ans. The upper age limit is 40 years as on the month of June of the year of application.Applicants holding a Bachelor's degree in any subject will be eligible for admission to B.Ed.The selection for B.Ed will be based on the marks secured in the qualifying examination and written examination conducted by the College.
Ques. Are correspondence courses available in Loreto College?
Ans. No, the college does not offer distance learning.Thus, you cannot do a correspondence course from Loreto College. Loreto College offers admission to regular UG programmes, B.Ed along with Post Graduation in English.
Ques. Is there any reservation for CU students while applying for the postgraduate course?
Ans. Yes, there are certain reservation criteria for the students applying for the PG courses. The reservation criterion is as follows:
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year|
|St. Xavier's College - [SXC], Kolkata||# 7 by NIRF (college)||₹29,600|