Basanti Devi College is the first government aided college in Kolkata which was founded by the Government of West Bengal in 1959. The institute offers profuse B.A. & B.Sc. (Hons. & General) courses at UG level and M.A. in English as well as M.A. in Political Science at PG level. The college also offers a Diploma course in Export-Import Management and certificate course in English Language Training. Basanti Devi College is reaccredited B+ by NAAC and affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The admissions at Basanti Devi College are sought through the merit of marks secured in the qualifying exam for all UG courses as well as M.A. in Political Science whereas candidates opting for M.A. in English need to go through English Entrance Exam conducted by the college itself. 

Basanti Devi College Kolkata Highlights 

Established | Institute Type  Private | 1959 
Accredited to  NAAC “B+” Grade 
Affiliated to  University of Calcutta 
Courses offered  2 courses in profuse specializations at UG level
2 courses at PG level
1 Diploma course
1 Certificate course 
Total Intake (UG)  1002 students 
Admission Criteria  Merit-Based & Entrance Exam 
Facilities Computer Lab, Library, Auditorium, Gym 
Application Mode  Online 
Official Website  www.basantidevicollege.edu.in 

Basanti Devi College Kolkata Courses 

Tabulated below are the courses offered by the college under various specializations:

Courses Specialization Details
B.A. General Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board or its equivalent
Selection: Merit of marks secured in the qualifying exam
Duration: 3 Years 
English
History
B.Sc. General
Mathematics
M.A. Political Science Eligibility: Candidate must have passed graduation from a recognized university or its equivalent with minimum 40% marks in aggregate
Selection: Merit of marks secured in the qualifying exam
Duration: 2 Years
English

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Basanti Devi College Kolkata Admission 

Admissions at Basanti Devi College is sought through merit basis of marks secured by a candidate in the qualifying exam for all courses except M.A. (English). Candidates opting for M.A. (English) are selected on the basis of merit of marks secured in the English Entrance Exam. 

How to Apply? 

  • Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria before applying for a particular course. 
  • Candidates interested in admission can fill the application form online available on the official website. The duly filled application form must be submitted along with the application fees and other necessary documents. 

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Basanti Devi College Kolkata Placement 

The placement cell helps out students to join various companies that participate in the campus recruitment drive. The placement records of Basanti Devi College in recent years is tabulated below: 

Academic year Students placed Average Package
2016-17 40  INR 1,50,000 
2017-18  32  INR 1,80,000 
2018-19  23  INR 2,40,000 

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Basanti Devi College Kolkata Scholarship 

Students at Basanti Devi College can avail of different scholarships provided by the college. The different scholarship schemes provided by the college are: 

  • Free Studentship offered to candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, BPL, and PH. 
  • Merit Scholarship offered by the State Government. 
  • Minority Scholarship offered by the State Government. 
  • Merit cum Means Scholarship offered by the State Government. 
  • Sports Scholarships offered to students showing excellence in University level Sports Competition. 

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Basanti Devi College Kolkata Facilities 

The college campus provides a lot of facilities for easing the life of fellow students as well as staff. Some of the facilities available at the college campus include: 

  • Computer Lab: The college has its own computer lab to help students gain practical knowledge. Moreover, internet facilities are also available at the computer lab. 
  • Library: The college library consists of numerous books of profuse literary genres. The students can make use of reference books available at the library and can also issue books from the library. 
  • Auditorium: Major of the gatherings take place at the auditorium. Different competitions are also organized at the auditorium. 
  • Gym: The college also provides gymnasium facilities to the students. 

Basanti Devi College Kolkata Faculty  

The faculty at Basanti Devi College consists of 69 well-trained staff. This includes two librarians, two sports in-charge, and two members of the counseling cell. The staff tries to help students by solving their problems and keep on motivating them to do their personal best. 

Dr. Saheli Chodhury has been awarded the Prof Radha Kamal Mukherjee Young Social Scientist award by The Indian Social Science Association ISSA in 2019.

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Basanti Devi College Kolkata FAQs 

Ques. How can I apply for B.Sc. (General) in this college? 

Ans. The application forms are available on the official website. You can fill the application form there and must ensure that you fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for the same.

Ques. Are canteen facilities available at the college campus? 

Ans. Yes, canteen facilities are also available at the college campus. Students, as well as staff, can make use of it during the college hours.

Ques. Is there a computer course at this college? 

Ans. Yes, there is a computer-training course provided by WEBEL in the college and within the college timings. Enrolling in the course is optional for a student.

Ques. Is there any reservation for categories belonging to the lower caste? 

Ans. Yes, there is a reservation of seats for students belonging to SC, ST, OBC, BPL, and PH. Moreover, 3% seats are reserved for persons with special needs.

Ques. Is the college in a remote location?

Ans. The college is an urban area setting, well connected with transport facilities.