Established in 1937, Women’s College, Kolkata has been one of the popular Women’s Colleges under University of Calcutta. Women’s College provides both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree programs. In the UG program, both General and Honors streams are offered. 

Also, it serves as a Distance Education Study Centre for three Distance Learning Universities: Vidyasagar University, Netaji Subhas Open University, and Indira Gandhi Open University offering UG, PG, Certificate, Diploma, and PG Diploma for Arts, Science, Commerce subjects. The admission procedure is online. Admission to this college is based on merit and selection is one on the basis of the Choice Based Credit System.

Women's College Kolkata Highlights

Established | Type 1937 | Public
Approved by University Grants Commission
Affiliated to University of Calcutta
Courses Offered UG & PG ( General & Honors) UG, PG, PG Diploma, Certificate courses (Distance)
Application mode Online
Admission criteria Merit-based
Counseling Offline
Scholarship Yes
Facilities available Library, Laboratories, Wifi, NSS
Affiliated Distance Education University Vidyasagar University
Netaji Subhas Open University
IGNOU
Popular Courses Food & Nutrition, Bengali, Journalism & Mass Communication, Diploma, and Certificate courses
Official Website http://www.womenscollegekolkata.ac.in/

Women's College Kolkata Courses

The Women’s College, Kolkata offers UG and PG courses in a variety of streams and modes. A total of 11 subjects in Arts and 6 subjects in Science in General Stream, 10 subjects in Arts and 4 subjects in Science in Honors streams are offered. In Post-graduation, 4 subjects are offered in MA and 3 subjects in M.Sc. Candidates who wish to pursue any of these courses can refer to the next table for detailed information.

Courses Details
BA (General) Subjects offered: Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Journalism & Mass Communication, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Education, Music
Eligibility: 50% in 10+2
Duration: 3 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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BA (Honors) Subjects offered: Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Journalism & Mass Communication, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Education
Eligibility: English and Hindi: 60% in aggregate and 60% in subject/ Rest of the subjects: 50% in aggregate and 50% in subject
Duration: 3 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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B.Sc. (General) Subjects offered: Economics, Psychology, Geography, Chemistry, Mathematics, Food & Nutrition
Eligibility: 50% in 10+2
Duration: 3 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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B.Sc (Honors) Subjects offered: Economics, Psychology, Geography, Food & Nutrition
Eligibility: Food & Nutrition: 60% in aggregate and 60% in subject Rest of the subjects: 50% in aggregate and 50% in subject
Duration: 3 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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MA Subjects offered: Bengali, English, Geography, History
Eligibility: Graduation
Duration: 2 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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M.Sc. Subjects offered: Applied Psychology, Food & Nutrition, Journalism and Mass Communication
Eligibility: Graduation
Duration: 2 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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Women's College Kolkata Admission

The minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the UG courses are a valid score in 10+2 in relevant streams with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. The minimum eligibility criteria for admission to PG courses are Graduation in relevant subjects.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of the college
  • Click ‘Apply Online’ and fill the online application form with all the required academic and personal details
  • Review the completed admission form and submit the same
  • An application fee of INR 200 is applicable. It is payable either online via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net-banking or offline via Cash in Union Bank of India
  • Download the submitted application form and receipt for future reference.

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Women's College Kolkata Scholarships

The college offers Merit cum Means Scholarships for the economically weak meritorious candidates. Scholarships offered by the Women’s College are given below:

  • The Student’s Aid Fund By the Principal: The College offers up to 100% tuition fee concession for meritorious students.
  • Kanyashree Scheme by the WB Government: As per the rules of government of West Bengal, Kanyashree Scheme is functional in the College.
  • Sponsored Student scholarship: it is given by Prof. Arun Kumar Mukherjee & other retired professors.
  • Student Aid by Usha- Ajay Foundation India: It is offered to the students as per the Principal’s Nominations.

Women's College Kolkata Facilities

  • Laboratories: The College has 5 well-equipped laboratories for Chemistry, Geography, Food & Nutrition, Journalism and Psychology subjects.
  • Library: Central Library of Women’s College is located on the 1st floor of the main building of College. It contains around 28000 books, 340 bound periodicals, and 12 journals. Every department of College has a Departmental Seminar Library headed by respective Departmental faculties. E-Resources are available for students. They can avail PubMed, Shodhganga, National Digital Library of India, American Libraries, etc. 
  • NSS: Women’s College, Kolkata has dedicated NSS wings. Cadets have successfully participated in various occasions like Kerala flood relief, Independence Day Celebration, Republic Day Celebration, etc.
  • Spoken English Course: The College conducts Spoken English Course, every Saturday. An annual certificate is given upon successful completion of the course.
  • Srijan Centre for Community Welfare: As a part of Social Responsibility, Srijan, an initiative by Women’s College Kolkata provides various cultural training like dance, music, painting, etc. to the children of the nearby slums. Srijan arranges their books, stationery, school uniforms, and refreshments. Regular health awareness and health checkups of the children and their mothers are done by the College with the help of proper medical practitioners.
  • Psychological Counselling: The Departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Education jointly run the Psychological Counselling Cell for the help of students suffering from academic stress-related disorders or issues of domestic violence.

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Women's College Kolkata Faculty

This College has an eminent list of faculty. Faculties are highly experienced and student-friendly. Total Number of faculty of the Women’s College, Kolkata is 40 among which, 14 faculties hold a Ph.D. degree.

In 2018, one faculty has been awarded the prestigious RULA International Innovation Betterment Award for Young Scientist of the Year.

In the year 2018, the faculties have published research papers in 7 UGC certified National and 11 International journals.

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Women's College Kolkata FAQs

Ques. What courses are offered by the Distance Education by Vidyasagar University in Women’s College, Kolkata?

Ans. Women’s College Kolkata is a study center for Vidyasagar University Distance Programme. It offers a Postgraduate degree in 7 subjects in Arts Stream, 1 subject in Commerce Stream, and 3 subjects in Science Stream through Personal Contact Programme (PCP).
Distance Course Details
MA Subjects offered: Bengali, English, Sanskrit, History, Political Science, Geography, Environmental Science
Eligibility: Graduation
Duration: 2 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Mode of Study: Bengali/English
M.Com Subjects offered: --
Eligibility: Graduation
Duration: 2 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based Mode of Study: Bengali/English
M.Sc. Subjects offered: Nutrition, Geography, Environmental Science
Eligibility: Graduation
Duration: 2 years
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Mode of Study: Bengali/English

Ques. What courses are offered by the Women’s College, Kolkata in the Distance Education mode offered by Netaji Subhas Open University?

Ans. The courses offered are Bachelor Preparatory Programme, Bachelors of Library & Information Science, MA, M.com, M.Sc., Masters of Library & Information Science, Masters of Social Work, PGDM, and various certificate courses and diploma courses.

Ques. What are the courses IGNOU offers via Women’s College, Kolkata for in distance education mode?

Ans. The courses offered are BA, B.com, MA, M.Sc., Masters of Social Work, PGDM and Certificate courses. For more details, students can click here.

Ques. How to calculate the marks at the time of applying to UG courses in Women’s College?

Ans. Aspiring candidates, who are wishing to get admission to Women’s College have to calculate their marks in Higher Secondary or whatever name it has been known in, in ‘Best of Four’ method. One language and the subject of choice should be included. In case, candidates have not studied the subject of choice, then they have to calculate their aggregate in ‘Best of 3’ subjects and one language method. Marks scored in Environmental Science/ Environmental Studies must not be included.

Ques. What is the minimum qualifying aggregate mark for applying to Honors Courses for reserved category students?

Ans. The minimum qualifying aggregate marks for SC/ST candidates to apply in Honors course in Women’s College is 40% in aggregate and 40% in the subject of choice in Honors.