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Ranked 11 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 12 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 14 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 11 for Overall by QS 2020
Ranked 11 for Overall by QS 2019
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Ranked 3 for Overall by ARWU 2019
University of Calcutta, Kolkata

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal UGC Estd 1857 State University NAAC Grade A 1 Question Answered Ranked 11 for Overall by NIRF 2020+6 more

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The University of Calcutta, Kolkata is also known as Calcutta University is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was established on 24 January 1857 by the Act of Legislative Council of British India. It is the first institution in South Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and western-style university. The University began functioning on the pattern of the University of London initially but eventually introduced its own modifications. The University still commands one of the top positions in the country providing quality education in UG, PG and Research Courses.

At present, the University is considered Asia’s largest University based on the strength of the students. The University was awarded 5 stars by NAAC in 2001 and in 2010 NAAC ranked the university as 'A’ grade in 2008, UGC declared Calcutta University as "University with Potential for Excellence".

There are 164 Colleges Affiliated to Calcutta University, which run graduation degree programs in various streams. Out of these 164 colleges, 19 are self-financed institutes. These colleges are situated across the city of Kolkata, Howrah, and South 24 Parganas. Currently, the university has more than 18,000 students enrolled at both graduate and post-graduate level through the various departments and affiliated colleges.


Calcutta University Highlights

Establishment Year

1857

University Type

State University

Approved By

UGC

NAAC ‘A’ Grade Accredited

Campus Area

2.9 Acres

Total Students

18,000

University Campuses

14

No. of Faculties

8

No. of Centers

21

Library

10,00,000 Books

Accommodation

Yes (Both Girls &  Boys)

How to Reach

6 Km away from Kolkata Railway Station

15 Km away from Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport


Calcutta University Courses

Calcutta University has a total of 14 campuses spread across the city of Kolkata. The University has a total of 8 faculties and 21 Centers through which it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines in Arts, Commerce, Law, Education, Journalism & Library Science, Science, Social Welfare, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Music, and Home Science.

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Calcutta University Admission

The University of Calcutta conducts separate admission cycles for UG, PG and Research courses. The application process is majorly online, however, for certain research programs, it is offline too. The general cycle for admission to UG courses is in May every year.

The admission to most of the UG and PG courses is based on merit. For admission to UG Courses at Calcutta University, each affiliated college with the University of Calcutta releases its own cut-off score and candidates who have scored marks equal to or more than the cut-off score is granted admission. For admission to PG Courses at Calcutta University, the merit list is declared by the respective departments at the university. However, Calcutta University B.Tech. and M.Tech. admissions have different criteria from other courses.

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Calcutta University Entrance Exam

For a majority of UG and PG courses, the admission is merit-based. However, for certain PG courses such as M.Sc., MCA, M.Sc. M.Ed. etc. the University conducts its own entrance exam.

Calcutta University grants admission to B.Tech program on the basis of marks scored in WBJEE Exam. For M.Tech, the university conducts its own entrance exam and also gives weightage to GATE scores of a candidate.

For admission to the MBA program, applicants should have a valid CATMAT score. Similarly, for BA LLB, the University conducts a separate entrance exam. The admission to research courses is also through entrance exams which are conducted by the separate concerned departments of the University.


Calcutta University Results

The university declares two types of results: Entrance exam results and University exam results.

The university conducts entrance exam for admission to various research courses. The result of an entrance exam for the research courses is declared by the concerned department and is made available on the official website as well.

The university exam results for UG courses are declared on the official website for West Bengal Results maintained by the National Informatics Center. The results for Honors, Major, and General Exams are declared separately. A student can access their result by visiting the official West Bengal Results website and entering their roll number.


Calcutta University Placement

The cell continuously coordinates with various industries and organizations for placement of the students. It has already successfully placed a number of students in Industry. It actively obtains feedback from organizations and conveys it to respective departments which, in turn, train students accordingly, thereby increasing their employability.


Calcutta University Scholarship

The University of Calcutta has a various number of Scholarship Programs being run under the curriculum of the university. It provides various types of scholarships for its students on merit and needs basis. Many students take the benefits of Scholarship programs as the university aims to money cannot be the hurdle between a worthy student and its degree.

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Calcutta University Facilities

  • Library: The university started its first library in the 1870s. Now the university has 20 departmental libraries out of which 39 total libraries, a central library, 2 campus libraries, and 2 libraries advanced centers. University library has now more than 10 Lakhs of books, 20000+ bound journals, 85,000 volumes in hard copy, etc.
    The Library has a collection of more than 42,000 manuscripts including quite a few on palm leaves, including 20,000 in Sanskrit, 12,000 in Tibetan and Bengali and also several Persian and Arabic manuscriptsManuscript Library.
  • Hostel: Calcutta University has 16 halls and hostels which accommodate a total of 1,550 students. Out of these 16 halls and hostels, 8 are for female candidates and the rest are for male candidates.
  • Centre for Research in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology: It was developed for the creation of a center of excellence for interdisciplinary research in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology.

University of Calcutta, Kolkata Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
M.Sc₹2,314 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
M.A₹2,314 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
B.Tech₹9,094 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 45% + WBJEE
M.Com₹2,314 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
B.A + L.L.B₹1,844 (1st Year Fees)10+2
Select Degree : M.Sc M.A B.Tech M.Com Ph.D BA
Select Stream : Science Agriculture Arts Commerce

University of Calcutta Top Courses, Fees & Eligibility

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Master of Commerce [M.Com]

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    Master of Education [M.Ed]

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      Master of Laws [L.L.M]

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      Post Graduate Certificate

      ₹ 8,500 Total Fees
      6 Months 20 seats Certification On Campus Post Graduation Full Time Check Detailed Fees
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        Nothing is perfect in the world. But for me. my college has fulfilled more or less all the dreams I have ever dreamt of college life. I would highly recommend the newcomers to look forward to this college.

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        Overall experience of my college was good, but college authority must upgrade the college library because there only few books for us. we don't take it to home for study. Other wise my college was very good, and my experience was very good. all of the stuff very good. I think this was one of the best college in Kolkata.

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        A bad remarks for my college is will not get good Mark's. They will hardly tried to push you back.

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        Calcutta University is Best college in Asia. Calcutta University is my best college. Calcutta University syllabus and course is easy and enjoyable. Calcutta University located in kolkata; that's for, It is convenient for me to travel.

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        The fees is really low. Is affordable by a lot of students coming from middle class families Bcom(Hons) Opens up alot of career opportunities. There is no partiality done between students. The percentage of marks required is low and hence students who are not very good at studies can take up/sign up for Calcutta university

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        The university is very much famous. People gets placement from the university and it is fully government University it charge very low fees for taking class. Their are all highly qualified faculties and they teaches us very well.

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        Senate House, 87/1 College Street
        Kolkata - 700073
        West Bengal , India

        0.30KmCollege Street

        033-22410071 , 22410074 , 22414984 , 22414989 , 22412850

        8927468918 , 9547858646

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        soumik Biswas

        Hi, Sir/ Ma,am Currently I'm pursuing Bsc(Gen) [sub: Computer Science,Electronics,Statistics] can i eligible for Msc in Statistics at CU ?

        09 Aug, 2020 16:35
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        Admin

        Hello Soumik

        Since your current course B.Sc includes Statistics as one subject, you would be able to take admission for M.Sc. in Statistics at CU. You will have to give the University entrance exam as the admissions are based on Entrance exam.merit marks. 

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        17 Aug, 2020 09:57
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        Riya Shankar

        Is there M.Sc in Bioanalytical Sciences at Calcutta University?

        29 Apr, 2020 19:26
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        Shobhna Chaturvedi

        Hi Riya, M.Sc Bioanalytical Sciences is not available in this university.

        30 Apr, 2020 01:21
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        Ali Naushad

        How to complete my discontinued graduation from b.com under Cu?

        19 Jul, 2019 18:26
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        Komal Yadav

        Hello Ali, this University doesn't offer B.Com course.

        24 Jul, 2019 11:02
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        SK SAZID

        Sir i have passed hsc with 70% From Madhya Pressure in 2012 and ssc 60%from West Bengal in 2009...Now i want to admission in B.sc(Mathematics)...is it possible...82%maths in hsc....and im 27 ....may i eligible for this admission....

        17 Jul, 2019 07:32
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        Karishma Khatri

        Hi, kindly refer to the Admission 2019 link for your query regarding eligibility criteria.

        22 Jul, 2019 16:22
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        Hena Shamnaz

        Sir i wanna take admssn in CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY for MA ( Political Science ) plzz inform the last date.

        15 Jul, 2019 11:26
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        Shobhna Chaturvedi

        Hi Hena, last date to apply for admission in MA is July 17, 2019 (tentatively). You may check further Admission Details of the concerned course from here.

        15 Jul, 2019 11:35
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        Rajesh murmu

        Sir, I want to admission in Calcutta University for MS.c (Ag) course. Please informed me the last date of application.

        29 Jun, 2019 11:02
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        Shobhna Chaturvedi

        Hi Rajesh, last date to apply for admission in any of the PG courses is July 17, 2019 (tentatively).

        29 Jun, 2019 11:24
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        Priyanka Bhakat

        Hi sir I've completed my 12 board from Wbchse board can I apply for bSC nutrition

        01 Jun, 2019 11:30
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        Shobhna Chaturvedi

        Hi Priyanka, students who have passed intermediate with 50% in chemistry will be held eligible for the course. However, admission will be based on merit in qualifying examination. Thus, if you fulfil the eligibility criteria, then, you are eligible, else not.

        01 Jun, 2019 11:53
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        Syed Matiur Rahman

        I got 76.8% in 12th can i get admission in b.com (hons) in university of calcutta ?

        18 May, 2019 09:58
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        Susmita Sen

        Sir Masters of bengali course kobe theke start hobe?? R entrance ar jonno from fill up kobe korte parbo?? Kindly aktu janan...

        16 Mar, 2019 12:57
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        Monika Content

        Hi Susmita, I am unable to understand please ask me the query in English or Hindi.

        16 Mar, 2019 15:40
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        Susmita bhuyan

        Sir I want to admission in Calcutta university for phd course..can u plss tell me any information about this

        04 Jan, 2019 21:49
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        Akansha Expert

        Hi Susmita, You may please check the official website to know about the University i.e. http://www.caluniv.ac.in

        05 Jan, 2019 16:42

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