Bethune College is a Government Women’s college located in the capital city of Kolkata of the Indian state West Bengal. The University was established in the year 1879 and gained popularity for being the first women’s college in Asia. The college is envisioned to successfully enlighten generations of women to such a degree that they emerge as triumphant empowered individuals in both the home and world. The College is fully recognized by the UGC, accredited by NAAC ‘A’ grade, and duly affiliated to the University of Calcutta, Kolkata. It offers specialization in streams like Arts and Science at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.
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Bethune College Highlights
Type of College
Govt. of West Bengal
NAAC ‘A’ grade accredited
Bethune College Founder
John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune
Over 1,00,000 Books and Journals
How to Reach
4 km from Howrah Railway station
13 km from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Bethune College Courses
The College offers eight specializations under B.A (Hons.) program and nine specializations under B.Sc. program at the Undergraduate level whereas at the Postgraduate level the college offers M.A in two specializations and M.Sc. in four specializations.
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Bethune College Facilities
- Library: The college provides 1,00,000 books and these include some rare and priceless books and journals. About 1100 fresh books are added to the collection on each consecutive year for the students & faculty members.
- Computer Center: Bethune College offers a 2-year on-campus certification course, Diploma in PC Application, at a subsidized rate.
- College Canteen: The canteen is run by an organization that functions during the working hours of the college. The College also provides with furniture, refrigerator, gas, purified water and electricity supply.
- Psychological Counselling Cell: The cell is run by the teachers who have been professionally trained. The cell provides support to staff and students of the college. The Psychological cell also maintains the confidentiality of the students and staff.