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University of Calcutta, Kolkata

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal NAAC-A Estd 1857 State University

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Updated On - November 21st 2017 by JAINAB ALVI

University of Calcutta, 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 the 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 a country providing 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 168 Colleges Affiliated to Calcutta University, which run graduation degree programs in various streams. Out of these 168 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

University Type

State University

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Campus Area

2.9 Acre

Total Students



10,00,000 (Total Books)


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 22 Centers through which it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines in Arts, Commerce, Law, Education, Journalism and Library Science, Science, Social Welfare, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Music, and Home Science. Check Calcutta University Courses and Fees.

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.

Check Calcutta University B.Tech. and M.Tech. Admissions

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.

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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 MBA program, applicants should have a valid CAT/MAT 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 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 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 percentage 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.

For more information click here Calcutta University Placements 

Calcutta University Scholarship

Calcutta University provides various types of scholarships for its students such as:

  • Anil Chandra Gupta Memorial  Studentship
  • Bhupendranath Memorial Scholarship  
  • Nalinakhya Dutta Stipend            
  • Ganada Sundari Sarkar Memorial Scholarship     
  • Hasimohon Kr. And  Tulsi Mani Kr. Scholarship   
  • Arati Bakshi Memorial Scholarship           
  • Dr. Hensi Stephen Scholarship  
  • Bhunath Mukherjee Memorial Scholarship         
  • Political Science Reunion 94 Scholarship
  • Ruplekha Nandy Memorial Scholarship 
  • Asok Kr. Saha Trustee Scholarship           
  • Need cum Merit Scholarship      
  • Uma Mukherjee Memorial Scholarship 
  • Kalyan Sarkar Memorial Scholarship       
  • Anil Basak Memorial Scholarship              
  • Swati Bose Memorial Scholarship 

Calcutta University Facilities

Library: The university started its first library in the 1870s. Now the university has 39 department libraries, central library, 2 campus libraries and 2 libraries advanced centres. University library has 10,00,000 books,20000+ bound journals 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 17 halls and hostels which accommodate a total of 2000 students. Out of these 17 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 centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology.

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MeghjitMaster of Technology [M.Tech] (Microwave Electronics)Pursued Second Year 2017 - 2018

4 years and still....

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Well, as a whole the condition is not upto the standard level but despite this, I am optimistic since the management tries to cope-up with the other colleges.

8/10food & accom
6/10social life
RishavMaster of Science [MS] (Biotechnology)Batch : 2016

Learning to live.

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College management is very helpful and provides ample assistance in case of any difficulty. The management is quite informative regarding notifications for extra classes, class cancellations or applications for scholarships. There is a very active collaborative program and students get sent out to various national and international centers for exposure. The management also handles any complaints and students grievances. There is an active students council which is forum for this purpose. The management also coordinates several events such as annual tests as well as alumni meets.

4/10food & accom
7/10social life
Debasis SilMaster of Commerce [M.Com]Batch : 2016

Best Commerce University in West Bengal.

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University management is very good infrastructure need to improve building should be repaired.

7/10food & accom
10/10social life
Agamani SahaBachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematical Sciences)Pursued Second Year 2016 - 2017

College of Fun & Learning.

Remarks -

Management can be slightly better. Office work sometimes takes up a lot of time.

4/10food & accom
7/10social life
Arnab BhattacharjeeBachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Engineering)Batch : 2006
Remarks -

To the Professors, Please collaborate with your students to improve the quality of the study. To all Other officials, Please keep a smile on your face, always. It will help to grow and good for all of us.

1/10food & accom
1/10social life


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Subhajit Nandi

Sir i want botany subject...

26 Sep, 2018 18:27
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Hi Subhajit, Please contact to this number:- 033-22410071,22410074 for get the full information about the Course.

26 Sep, 2018 18:35
deepshikha jha

I want to take addmission in calcutta university for hons. next year have I not opted maths in 12..can u plsss tell me the eligibility and fees structure for hons and also hostel fees for a girl candidate...plsss

29 Aug, 2018 23:19
Akansha Expert

Hi Deepshikha, Please contact to this number:- 033-22410071,22410074 for get the full information about the Course.

30 Aug, 2018 14:27
Naresh kumar sahu agri.application ki notification date kisi ko pta hoga to btana online ka last date kb tk hai

13 Jun, 2018 13:20
Ritika Sharma

Hi Naresh, the admissions are closed for this session for

20 Aug, 2018 17:04
Anubhav ray

Is there any entrance exm for BA eng hons?

07 Jun, 2018 11:14
Ritika Sharma

Hi Anubhav,this college does not offer BA hons. courses.

31 Aug, 2018 13:13
Barsha ghosh

I do not have much idea about law colleges.can u pls suggest me some colleges where i can get admissision for llm.thank you...

04 Jun, 2018 06:48
Akansha Expert

Hi Barsha, Please check this link to get the information about College for LLM in Kolkata, Please follow this link Top College for LLM Cousre.

04 Jun, 2018 14:39
Nahid parveen

Please tell me can i do B.ed after passed BA

03 May, 2018 13:10
Akansha Expert

Hi Nahid, Yes, you get The Admission on the behalf of 10 2 marks with an recognized board.

03 May, 2018 16:45
Duanthanliu Panmei

Is it the admission for post graduate in MA course is still going on.?

20 Apr, 2018 02:28
Priya Sharma

Hi Duanthanliu, For details on admission in MA, please go to this link: Admission 2018

02 May, 2018 10:40

plese tell me about top college for mca

10 Oct, 2017 00:10
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Utsav, I am giving you the best colleges list of MCA program please check the list through this link: Best MCA Colleges List.

11 Oct, 2017 15:34
shabiha firdous

sir i am doing masters in history if i qualify in ugc net , can i do my phd in environments science

06 Oct, 2017 00:10
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shabiha, If candidates have qualified UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examinations/UGC NET /GATE etc. /M.Phil. / M.Tech or equivalent examinations, they will be exempted from giving the Entrance Examination. However, you will have to appear for the Interview.

07 Oct, 2017 11:49

Hello I want to do B.ed in economics Please suggest me affiliated colleges in Kolkata which provides such course

22 Feb, 2017 17:03

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