Presidency University was founded in the year 1817. It is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was the first ever in the state for western type higher education in the continent. At that time the name of the college was Hindoo College. Presidency University was established in the year 2010.
Presidency University has been recognized by UGC and approved by NAAC.
The university offers multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs in English, Bengali, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Chronology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, and some other science subjects. Admissions at Presidency University are conducted through common entrance examinations conducted separately for UG and PG courses by WBJEE.
Presidency University has been widely known as one of the finest centers for higher education in India. It was one of the first institutes of Western-type higher education in Asia.
Presidency University Highlights
Presidency College Courses
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) -English, Bengali, Sanskrit, History, philosophy, Sociology, Political Science.
B.Sc. (Bachelor of Sciences) - Geography, Chronology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biological Science, Physics
Eligibility- The candidate needs to have passed 12th standard from a recognized board along with a valid score in PUBDET. Shortlisted candidates are then called for counseling by the university.
M.A. (Master of Arts)- English, Bengali, Sanskrit, History, philosophy, Sociology, Political Science
M.Sc. (Master of Sciences)- Statistics, Physics, Applied Geology, Applied Econometrics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry
Eligibility- The candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field from a recognized university along with a valid score in PUMDET. Shortlisted candidates are then called for counseling by the university.
PH.D. programmes are also offered in various specializations. Eligibility- The candidate needs to have a master’s degree from a recognized university.
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Presidency University Placements
Presidency University has an active placement cell. The cell continuously coordinates with various industries and organizations for the placement of the students. It has already successfully placed a percentage of students in Industry. For the previous batch, the highest placement package was 13 lakhs per annum. The average placement package was 5 lakhs per annum.
Undergraduate Programmes Placement Package Record
Postgraduate Programmes Placement Package Record
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Presidency University Scholarships
Presidency University believes in awarding its meritorious students. For this purpose, a number of scholarships are offered which include the following-
- A limited number of Merit-cum-means scholarships are available for the deserving and meritorious students whose parents or guardian’s monthly income does not exceed Rs.25,000/- per annum.
- A limited number of Sheela Kanoria Foundation Scholarships of Rs.2000/- per month are available for female students. A limited number of Happy Calcuttans Scholarships of the value Rs.800/- are available for the undergraduate students.