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University of Calcutta

Updated on: Feb 7, 2013
A brain child of the British rulers in India, University of Calcutta only attained excellence during the vice chancellorship of Sir Ashtosh Mukherji. With a number of achievements in its kitty, the most notable one is the setting up of the first management institute in the country, which is the IISWBM or the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management.

One of the most important of all Kolkata Universities, the University of Calcutta, also known as the Calcutta University, has bagged in the award for the “Potential for Excellence” from the University Grants Commission or the UGC. The colleges affiliated to University of Calcutta are around 300 in number some of which are self financing in nature.

The University of Calcutta is one of the oldest universities in the nation being 150 years old. Established in the year 1857, the main campus of the Calcutta University is in College Street in Kolkata, known as the Asutosh Shiksha Prangan.

True to its motto of carrying on “advancement in learning”, the University of Calcutta has made a big difference in the educational scenario of the state of West Bengal. There are 8 Faculties in University of Calcutta which are as follows:
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce, Social Welfare & Business Management
  • Faculty of Education, Journalism and Library Science
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, Music and Home Science
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
The University of Calcutta boasts of notable scholars from the Calcutta University are the Satyajit Ray, C.V. Raman, Amartya Sen and Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. In the year 2005, the University of Calcutta was the only Indian University to make it to the Top 50 list of the world’s top arts and humanities universities, in The Times Higher Education Supplement.

For admission in University of Calcutta the students will have to watch for the admission notifications available in the official website. The process generally starts in the month of July and lasts till August.

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