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University of Calcutta Courses

Published on: Feb 25, 2010
University of Calcutta is one of the most premier centers for higher studies in India. Established in the year 1857, this university has created a separate identity of its own in the global scenario of post graduate studies.

As the university started to spread its wings, it has come up with various types of courses, which will help the students to reach their dream career in the long run. Here we are providing you with a brief introduction about the courses at the University of Calcutta.

University of Calcutta offers the students a wide array of courses both for the graduate and post graduate level studies. All these courses can be classified into five broad groups:
  • Arts or Humanities
  • Agriculture
  • Education, Journalism and Library Science
  • Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management
  • Engineering and Technology
In the wide arena of courses offered by the Calcutta University, the subjects related to Arts and Humanities, occupy a special place. In the study of Arts and Humanities at the Calcutta University, students can apply for the M.A and M.Phil courses.

The University of Calcutta also offers students a wide range of facilities regarding the study of different languages, such as, Bengali, Arabic, Chinese, Germany, French, Hindi, Pali, Persian, Russian and Urdu. Students can apply to take admission in the certificate or diploma courses, offered on these subjects. One of the most unique features of the University of Calcutta in the field of M.Phil studies is that, it offers an opportunity to the students to do M.Phil on the South and South East Asian studies.

Though the Arts and Humanities faculty of the Calcutta University has attained global recognition due to its excellence and course variety, other programs offered by the University of Calcutta are of equal excellence and diversity. The department of Agricultural Science offers various opportunities to specialize on various subjects, such as: Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Horticulture, Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, Plant Physiology and Seed Science & Technology.

The department of Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Education, Journalism and Library Science, each of them has various types of courses to be offered to the students, so that they can get perfect breakthrough to get into their dream career.

Faculty of Science and Department of Law also have separate course curriculum of their own. Course structure of all the subjects, offered by the respective departments are quite up to date and have been prepared in a quite planned way, so that the students are not going to face any sorts of trouble when they will step into the hard struggle for choosing proper career.

Admission Procedure in Courses Offered By Calcutta University


University of Calcutta follows very strict guidelines for admission in both graduate and post graduate level programs. Selection of the students is done completely on the basis of marks, which they have attained in the previous examinations. Once all the applications are submitted, then the admission authority of the University of Calcutta prepares a merit list on the basis of marks obtained by the applicants.

The requirement for minimum marks to apply for desired subjects may vary from department to department. But it has been observed that for Arts and Humanities, students having 45%-50% marks become eligible to apply and for Science subjects the requirement of marks become 50%-55%.

According to the intake capacity students of the respective departments, students get admission, following the merit list.
  • Department: Anthropology
    Course: M.Sc.-Anthropology

  • Department: Applied Physics
    Courses: B.Tech-Instrumentation, M. Tech-Electrical Engineering

  • Department: Arabic
    Course: M.A.-Arabic

  • Department: Archaeology
    Course: M.A.-Archaeology

  • Department: Atmospheric Sciences
    Course: M.Sc.-Atmospheric Sciences

  • Department: Bengali
    Courses: M.Phil-Bengali, M. Phil-Economics

  • Department: Biochemistry
    Course: M.Sc.-Bio chemistry

  • Department: Biophysics
    Course: M.Sc.-Bio-physics Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • Department: Botany
    Course: M.Sc.-Botany

  • Department: Chemical Engineering
    Courses: B.Tech-Chemical Engineering, M. Tech-Chemical Engineering

  • Department: Chemical Technology
    Courses: B.Tech-Oil Technology, M. Tech-Oil Technology

  • Department: Commerce
    Course: M.Com.-Commerce

  • Department: Computer Applications
    Course: MCA-Computer Applications

  • Department: Computer Science & Engineering
    Courses: B.Tech-Computer Science And Engineering, M.Tech-Computer Science And Engineering

  • Department: Computer Science & Information Technology
    Courses: B.Tech-Computer and Information Science, M.Tech-Computer and Information Science

  • Department: Education
    Courses: B.Ed.-Education, M. A.-Education, M. Phil-Education, M.Ed.-Education

  • Department: Electrical Engineering
    Course: M.Tech-Electrical Engineering

  • Department: Electronics
    Courses: B.Tech-Optics and Optoelectronics, M. Sc.-Electronic Science, M. Tech-Optics and Optoelectronics

  • Course: Department: Engineering & Technology
    Course: B.Tech-Ceramic Engineering

  • Department: English and Foreign Languages
    Course: M.Sc.-Physics

  • Department: English Language and Literature
    Course: M.Phil-English Language & Literature

  • Department: French
    Course: M.A.-French

  • Department: Genetics
    Course: M.Sc.-Genetics

  • Department: Geography
    Course: M.Sc.-Geography

  • Department: Hindi
    Course: M.Phil-Hindi

  • Department: History
    Courses: M.A.-Ancient Indian History & Culture, M.A.-Islamic History & Culture, M.Phil-History

  • Department: Home Science
    Courses: B.Sc. (Hons.)-Food Nutrition, B. Sc.(Hons.)-Vocational-Communication En., B.Sc.(Hons.)-Vocational-Nutrition, Diploma Programs-Home Science, M. Sc.-Human Development

  • Department: Information Technology
    Courses: B.Tech-Information Technology, M. Tech-Information Technology

  • Department: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Course: M.A.-Journalism & Mass Communication

  • Department: Law
    Courses: L.L. B.-Law, LL. B.(Hons.)-Law, LL. M.-Law

  • Department: Library and Information Science
    Course: M.LISc-Library and Information Science

  • Department: Linguistics
    Course: M.A.-Linguistics

  • Department: Department of Business Management
    Course: MBA

  • Department: Marine Science
    Course: M.Sc.-Marine Science

  • Department: Mass Media & Creative Writing
    Course: Certificate Course-Film & Television

  • Department: Mathematics
    Courses: M.Phil-Mathematics, M. Sc.-Applied Mathematics

  • Department: Museology
    Courses: M.A.-Museology

  • Department: Pali
    Course: M.Phil-Pali

  • Department: Persian
    Course: M.A.-Persian

  • Department: Philosophy
    Course: M.Phil-Philosophy

  • Department: Physiology
    Course: M.Sc.-Physiology

  • Department: Political Science
    Course: M.Phil-Political Science

  • Department: Polymer Science And Technology
    Course: B.Tech-Polymer Technology

  • Department: Psychology
    Courses: M.Sc.-Applied Psychology, M.Sc.-Psychology

  • Department: Radio physics and Electronics
    Courses: B.Tech-Radio physics and Electronics, M. Tech-Radio physics and Electronics

  • Department: Sanskrit
    Course: M.Phil-Sanskrit

  • Department: Science
    Course: M.Sc.-Statistics

  • Department: Sociology
    Course: M.A.-Sociology

  • Department: South & South east Asian Studies
    Course: M.Phil-South & South east Asian Studies

  • Department: Statistics
    Course: M.Sc.-Statistics

  • Department: Tamil
    Course: M.A.-Tamil

  • Department: Urdu
    Courses: Diploma Programs-Urdu, M.A.-Urdu

  • Department: Zoology
    Course: M.Sc.-Zoology

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