University of Calcutta, established in 1857, has been ranked 11 for the overall performance by the NIRF 2020 rankings. The university offers UG, PG, Doctoral, Diploma, and Certificate courses in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Management, Law, Journalism, etc. Admission to Calcutta University is based on merits and entrance exam scores. Candidates looking for admission to the university can apply online through the official website. 

Calcutta University PhD Admission 2021 to Atmopspheric Science Registration Deadline is March 15, 2021. The Entrance Exam will be held on March 31, 2021. 

Graduates from the university are offered an average salary package of INR 4 LPA and are placed in top-recruiting companies such as Agrud Advisors India Private Ltd, Azim Premji Foundation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Emami Ltd, etc. Some of the University of Calcutta's notable alumni include Subhash Chandra Bose, Pranab Mukherjee, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sanu, Bipasha Basu, Riya Sen, etc.

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​​Calcutta University Admission Dates

Events  Dates
Last date of application for PhD (CSE) December 8, 2020
MCQ based online test December 15, 2020
Interview dates for PhD (CSE) December 26 and 28, 2020
BA LLB Entrance test December 20, 2020
Admission dates for BA LLB (3rd list) January 20, 21, & 22, 2021
Admit card release date December 9, 2020
PG Registration November 2 -10, 2020
PhD Registration Last Date December 31, 2020
LLM application fee start date November 30, 2020
LLM application last date December 14, 2020
LLM provisional merit list (Out) January 16, 2021
Ph.D. in Applied Physics
Application start date December 4, 2020
Application last date December 18, 2020
List of shortlisted candidates for the entrance exam December 21, 2020
Date of online entrance test December 23, 2020
List of candidates shortlisted for the interview round December 24, 2020
Date of interview followed by a presentation of researchers December 30, 2020
Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Last date of application for admission January 5, 2021
Date of online examination January 12, 2021
Publication of eligible candidates for interview January 14, 2021
Date of interview January 18, 2021
PhD in law entrance 2019 (Viva-Voce) February 11 & 12, 2021
PhD (Sc)
Last date of application January 30, 2021
Email intimation to eligible candidates for written test February 5, 2021
Written examination date February 10, 2021
Declaration of result February 15, 2021
Interview dates February 18 & 19, 2021
Ph.D. (Polymer Science & Technology)
Last Date of Submission of Application February 1, 2021
Publication of list of candidates eligible for written test (after 3 pm) will be published on the website February 5, 2021
Date of PET written examination (2 p.m.) February 12, 2021
Publication of list of candidates qualified in written test and selected for interview (after 3 pm) will be published on the website February 17, 2021
Date of Interview for candidates declared successful in written examination and candidates applied with eligibility tests like NET/GATE/M.Phil or equivalent examinations (12 pm) February 25, 2021
PhD (Atmospheric Science)
Application Portal Open March 8-15, 2021
Date of Entrance Test March 31, 2021

University of Calcutta Highlights

Established 1857
Set by Government of India
Ownership State
Entrance Exam CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ Calcutta University Entrance Exam
Application Mode Online/Offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports Complex, Labs
Average Package INR 4 LPA
Top recruiters Agrud Advisors India Private Ltd, Azim Premji Foundation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Emami Ltd, etc.
Notable Alumni Swami Vivekanand, Subhash Chandra Bose, Pranab Mukherjee, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sanu, Bipasha Basu, Riya Sen, etc.
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University of Calcutta Ranking

University of Calcutta has been ranked by many recognized bodies and magazines. Some of the statistics are given below:

Body/Magazine Ranking Year
India Today - HDRA University Survey 5th  2020
QS BRICS & QS India University Rankings 1st  2019
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Top 10 2020
The Week 9th  2019
Outlook 14th  2019

University of Calcutta Courses 

Courses Details
B.Tech (Lateral Entry) Specialization: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, IT, Chemical Engineering, etc.
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: A minimum of 55% marks are required in B.Sc (Hons.) in the relevant discipline.
B.Tech (Regular) Specialization: Electronics & Communication, Radio Physics & Communication, Information Technology, etc.
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: A pass in 10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics each. 
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M.Tech Type: Part-Time and Full Time
Specialization: Optics & Optoelectronics, Biomedical & Instrumentation, Computer & Information Science, Electrical Engineering, etc.
Duration: 3 Year Part-Time/ 2 Year Full-Time
Eligibility: B.Tech / B.E. in relevant subject and candidates must have at least 60% marks both at qualifying examination and 10+2. 
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M.Tech+ Ph.D. (Integrated) Specialization: Astronomical Instrumentation
Duration: 6 Years
Eligibility: B.Tech in OO, ECE, IE or equivalent or M.Sc in Physics/ Electronics
B.COM Type: Honors and General
Subjects: Accounting, Business, Tax, Economics, Audit, etc.
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with English as the main subject and secured a minimum of 55% in the related subject
B.Lib.Sc+M.Li.Sc 5 Year Integrated/B.Li.Sc + M.Li.Sc 2 Year Integrated Subjects: Library Information Society, Information Sources and Services, etc.
Duration: 5 Years
Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized university 
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BA+ B.Li.Sc/ B.Sc+ B.Li.Sc Subjects: Library Classification and Management, Technical Writing, Document Production, etc.
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Have passed 10+2 with qualifying marks. 
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B.Sc. Type: Honors and General
Subjects: Food & Nutrition, Human Development, Biochemistry, etc.
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% marks in the relevant subject 
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B.A. (Hons.) Specialization: Russian
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Have qualified 10+2 with 50% marks 
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BA-LL.B  Subjects: Political Science, English, Economics, Jurisprudence, etc.
Duration: 5 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with minimum 45% marks 
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B.Ed Specialization: Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Economics, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: 50% marks in UG or PG Degree in the relevant subject with 55% marks. 
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M.Ed Specialization: History, Education, English, Geography, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: B.Ed in relevant subject with 55% marks in aggregate. 
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LLM Subjects: Indian Constitution, Judicial Process, Jurisprudence
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: B.A. L.L.B (Hons.) / B.A. L.L.B. / L.L.B (Hons.) / L.L.B 
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MA Specialization: Museology, Political Science, Bengali, English Language & Literature, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with Honors or a Master’s degree in a related subject. 
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M.Sc Specialization: Archaeology, Human Development, Economics, Applied Psychology, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline 
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M.Com Specialization: Taxation, Accounting, Banking, E-Commerce, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduation in B.Com from a recognized university 
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M.Li.Sc Specialization: Library Information Society, Information Sources and Services, Technical Writing, Documentation, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: B.Ed/ B.Li.Sc/ BA-B.Ed/ B.Sc-B.Ed or a relevant degree with 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university. 
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MBA Specializations: General, Financial Management, Human Resource Development
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: UG degree or equivalent from any recognized university 
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M.Phil Specialization: Bengali, Urdu, Ancient Indian History & Culture, Commerce, Sociology, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: MA/ M.Sc/ M.Com/ M.Li.Sc degree in the relevant subject 
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Ph.D. Specialization: Agronomy, Museology, Pali, Philosophy, Political Science, etc.
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Relevant post-graduate degree 
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Post Doctoral Specialization: Applied Psychology
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Ph.D. in Applied Psychology 
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PG Diploma Specialization: Buddhist Studies, Pali, Jute Technology & Management, Rehabilitation Psychology
Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Degree in BA/ B.Sc. Hons. In Psychology / Physiology/ Sociology/Education / Degree in Medical Science 
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Diploma Specialization: Pali
Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks in the relevant subject. 
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University of Calcutta Admission 

The University of Calcutta offers admission to various courses of over 60 departments based on merit and entrance exam. For admission into undergraduate courses of Arts, Commerce, and Science; the student must have a Higher Secondary School Certificate on the basis of which merit lists are released. For Admission to engineering courses, the university conducts the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) and admission is then provided on the basis of WBJEE rankings. In the case of post-graduate and doctoral degree courses, one has to write an entrance test conducted by the university or any national level exam which is conducted by UGC related to that subject. Admissions to the University of Calcutta are online. 

How to Apply?

  • Candidates need to fill Calcutta University application form online on the official website. 
  • In the application, form candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature.
  • The next step is to pay the application fee online only by means of Internet Banking /ATM cum Debit Card/ Credit Card or by cash deposit at any State Bank Branch.
Calcutta University Application Fee
General & Other Candidates INR 100

SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates

INR 50

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Kolkata University Cut off

The expected Kolkata University Cut off 2020 for the WBJEE is as follows:

Course General rank
B.Tech CSE 257-894
B.Tech ECE 768-1427
B.Tech Electrical Engineering 820-1487
B.Tech Information Technology 1007-1247
B.Tech Chemical Engineering 1200-2132
B.Tech Instrumentation Engineering 1529-2090
B.Tech Optics and Optoelectronics 1710-3547
B.Tech Chemical Technology 2391-3417
B.Tech Polymer Science and Technology 2905-4278
B.Tech Jute and Fibre Technology 4687-13978

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University of Calcutta Placement

The University of Calcutta has its placement cells which help and guide the students to get employment opportunities at reputed companies. The University organizes training programs and sessions to make the students ready for the corporate world. Some of the top-notch companies where students from the University of Calcutta are placed are Agrud Advisors India Private Ltd., Azim Premji Foundation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Emami Ltd., EXL Service, Accenture, Genpact India, HSBC India, Hewlett-Packard, etc. Placement record at the University of Calcutta is as follows:

Particulars Placement Statistics
Highest Salary Offered (BTech) INR 8 LPA
Average Salary Offered INR 4 LPA
Star Recruiter TCS

Calcutta University Top Recruiters

TCS Godrej
Line ITC
Amazon Horlicks

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University of Calcutta Scholarships

There are various Scholarships at the University of Calcutta available for the students. For different subjects there are different scholarships according to the need of the students. Some of the subjects are Bengali, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Pali, Bengali, B.A., Economics, English, Fine Arts & Sculpture, Political Science, Bengali and many more.

  • 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

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University of Calcutta Facilities

The University of Calcutta provides various facilities to the students. They are:

  • Library: The University of Calcutta library has a collection of more than 10 lakh books, 2 lakh volumes of bound journals, M.Phil. and Ph.D. dissertations, proceedings of conferences, reports, maps, standards, patents, newspapers.
  • Hostel: There are 16 Halls & Hostels under the University of Calcutta providing accommodation to about 1550 students. 
  • Sports Complex: The sports complex has Cricket Ground, Football Ground, Volleyball Courts, Athletics Tracks.
  • Labs: There are many labs available to the students

Some of the other facilities are:

  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Auditorium
  • Guest House
  • Yoga Room
  • Multi-purpose Hall

University of Calcutta Result

University of Calcutta publishes its results through the National Informatics Centre (NIC) on the website of West Bengal Results ( The University of Calcutta is also an affiliating university for over 160 institutions. It publishes grade cards/ merit certificates through the affiliated colleges and the university results department. Since 2019, the University of Calcutta has adopted the CBCS semester system for all courses at the UG level. Students can check their exam result by the steps mentioned below::

  1. Visit the official website of the University of Calcutta (
  2. On the side menu, click on the ‘Results’ tab.
  3. Select from drop-down options of ‘Undergraduate’ or ‘Postgraduate’ options to see the required results.
  4. Enter your Roll No. and click on the Submit button.
  5. Check and download the result.

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University of Calcutta Faculty

The University has over 60 departments organized into seven faculties. The University has highly qualified teachers for each of its departments. The faculty of each department has expertise in his/her subject. There are over 1211 faculty members at the designations of Professor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor. The University even has five Nobel laureates that were a part of the faculty of the University of Calcutta - Ronald Ross. Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman, Amartya Sen, and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee.

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University of Calcutta Notable Alumni

  • Swami Vivekanand
    • Indian Hindu monk, a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies
  • Subhash Chandra Bose
    • Indian Nationalist
  • Satyendra Nath Bose
    •  Indian mathematician and physicist specializing in theoretical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics
  • Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 
    • Indian Novelist, poet, and journalist
  • Rajendra Prasad
    • Indian Independence activist, lawyer, Scholar
  • Mamta Banerjee
    • Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011
  • Mohammad Hamid Ansari
    • Indian politician, Retired Indian Foreign Service officer, 12th Vice President of India
  • Sourav Ganguly
    • Indian cricket administrator, Commentator, and Former national cricket team captain
  • Pranab Mukherjee
    • 13th President of India

University of Calcutta FAQs

Ques. Where is the head office of the University of Calcutta?

Ans. There are various campuses under University of Calcutta. But the main head office of University of Calcutta is as follows: University of Calcutta,

87/1, College Street,

Kolkata, West Bengal-700 073

Ques. How to contact University of Calcutta?

Ans. The student can visit their official website i.e. Or can contact them through Phone at 033 2219 2286

Ques. What is the last date to apply for PG courses at University of Calcutta?

Ans. There are various programmes available at University of Calcutta. PG courses are also very popular at the University. Last date to apply for PG Courses is November 14, 2020.

Ques. What is the marking scheme of M.TECH exam conducted by the University?

Ans. The university entrance exam conducted for M.Tech program is of 100 marks for the duration of One hour and 30 minutes. There are 50 multiple type questions. Two marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Ques. What is the reservation category at University of Calcutta?

Ans. The University offers reservation to different categories. Reservation criteria are tabulated below:

Category Reservation
SC 22%
ST 6%
PWD 3%
OBC-A 10%
OBC-B 7%
Sports Quota 8 seats are reserved for Arts stream and 4 for M. Com students
Military Quota 5 seats are reserved for Children of Ex-Servicemen
Foreign Quota 15&, Out of 15%, 5% seats are reserved for the children of Indian Worker in Gulf