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University of Calcutta, Kolkata

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal UGC, NAAC-A Estd 1857 State University
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Updated On - August 3rd 2019 by SURBHI

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.

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Suparno Banerjee , Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Optics and Optoelectronics), Pursued: 1st year
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"I gave WBJEE 2019 and secured 3.3k rank with 74 marks. Exam paper was hard that year and my target was at least 100marks or under 1k rank but due to silly mistakes, I failed. A small note of caution for future aspirants: plz don't take wbjee lightly as I did."   Read More

Prodip Kundu , Batch: Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Computer Science & Engineering)-2002

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"The admission is based on the marks in the Bachelor of Science level. There are 3 streams of B.Sc. level which gets considered Physics, Mathematics & Computer Science. I had first class of 65% in B.Sc Level."   Read More


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Madhumita Ghosh , MBA in finance, Pursued: 2014-2016
BATCH : 2016

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"I passed CAT exam for this curriculum. I got 40 percentiles. The course is all about finance and I wanted to specialize over it from the beginning, so I had to choice this course.In CU there was GD and personal interview had been held.I had to pass those two round before my admission in CU."   Read More


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Agamani Saha , Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematical Sciences), Pursued: Second Year
BATCH : 2017

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Agamani Saha , Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematical Sciences), Pursued: Second Year
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Mainak Mukherjee , Batch: Master of Science [M.Sc] (Applied Geology)-2011

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"They have asked us to submit the mark-sheet with the filled in form. And then the merit list was published. Then they asked for the counseling on a specific date and on the basis of the counseling, the final merit list was published and they asked to deposit the admission fee on the specific date."   Read More

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Rishav , Batch: Master of Science [MS] (Biotechnology)-2016

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    BATCH : 2020
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    Negative remark is only that some of the teacher are comfortable in speaking bengali and english only and they have some sort of problem in speaking hindi otherwise everything in college is NO.1.u will never feel bore in college


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    Suparno BanerjeeBachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Optics and Optoelectronics)Pursued 1st year
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    Awesome

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    Good : 1) ROI(Return of investment), 2) Exposure, 3) UG research, 4) Small Batch size(10-15), 5) World class faculties, 6) Labs, Classrooms, Library are fully air conditioned and equipped with recent tech. 7) Centre of excellence, TEQIP Fund phase-3 by World Bank 8) Top-5 Univ. of India, Top 70 in Asia and top 500 in world(according to shanghai rankings) and top 800 in world (according to QS) Bad : 1) The 4year B.Tech course just started in 2015. So it has yet to create its mark. 2) The campus is kind of 'small' 3) Yes, some politics is present in the Rajabazar campus but its a minor issue. 4) I really can't find anything more.


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


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    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.


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


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

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    033-22410071 , 22410074 , 22414984 , 22414989 , 22412850

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    29 Comments
    Ali Naushad

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

    19 Jul, 2019 18:26
    Komal Yadav

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

    24 Jul, 2019 11:02
    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
    Karishma Khatri

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

    22 Jul, 2019 16:22
    Hena Shamnaz

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

    15 Jul, 2019 11:26
    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
    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
    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
    Priyanka Bhakat

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

    01 Jun, 2019 11:30
    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
    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
    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
    Monika Content

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

    16 Mar, 2019 15:40
    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
    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
    Subhajit Nandi

    Sir i want botany subject...

    26 Sep, 2018 18:27
    Akansha Expert

    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 b.com hons. next year have I not opted maths in 12..can u plsss tell me the eligibility and fees structure for b.com 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

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