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Major Courses Offered by University

Course Name Rating Total Fee
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]
3Years Full Time 10 Seats Per Course
19-Dec-2018 -12-Apr-2019
Application Form Date
N/A ₹3,441 per year Apply Now
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance)
2Years Full Time 35 Seats Per Course
Examination Date
N/A ₹40,409 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Arts [B.A]
3Years Full Time 30 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹3,579 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]
3Years Full Time 30 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹7,034 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.}
3Years Full Time 45 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹7,034 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] {Hons}
5Years Full Time 50 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹1,800 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]
1Year Full Time 110 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹2,899 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.]
5Years Full Time 200 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹1,764 per year Apply Now
Master of Science [M.Sc]
2Years Full Time 10 Seats Per Course
8.0 ₹2,258 per year Apply Now
Master of Arts [M.A]
2Years Full Time 75 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹1,609 per year Apply Now

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Prof. Ashutosh Ghosh
Vice Chancellor
Dr. Ashis Mallick
Assistant Professor, Department of Law
Prof. Sudipti Banerjea
Professor, Department of Commerce
Ms. Mahua Bhattacharya
Associate Professor, Department of Business Management
Debasri Banerjee
Professor, Department of Education
Sm Papri Chowdhury
Associate Professor, Department of Home Science
Dr. Tapati Basu
Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
Dr. Parikshit Mondal
Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science
Rajat Kumar Pal
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Prof. Sudip Kumar Das
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Ritwika Biswas
Associate Professor, Department of History

About University

The 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 (Act No II of 1857) 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 when it comes to graduate and undergraduate studies.

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". 

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 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.

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.

Facts & Figures:

Founded In


University Type

State University

Approved By


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:

The university presently offers multiple modern day professional undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Arts, Engineering, Science, and Management streams.

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 are granted admission. For admission to PG courses at Calcutta University, the merit list is declared by the respective departments at the university.

There is a separate application process for courses such as B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA and BA LLB.

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. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Environmental Science, MCA, M.Sc. Nanoscience, etc. the University conducts admission test.

The Calcutta University grants admission to B.Tech. courses on the basis of marks scored in WBJEE exam. For M.Tech., the university conducts its own entrance exam and also gives weight age to GATE scores of a candidate.

In a case of MBA, an applicant must have a valid CAT/MAT score card and must appear in an entrance exam conducted by the university. 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 Fee Structure:

For more information click here: Fee Structure

Calcutta University Exam Dates

Calcutta University conducts an examination in the annual mode of education. A student of Calcutta University has to appear for a mid-term, college test, and University exam in an academic year. The schedule for CU exam for UG courses for the academic session of 2016-17 is given below:

Course of Studies


College Test

University Exam

Part I

October 2016

2nd week of February 2017

June 2017 – July 2017

Part II

October 2016

2nd week of January 2017

April 2017 – June 2017

Part III

October 2016

2nd week of December 2016

End of March 2017 – April 2017

For all M.Sc., B.Tech., and M.Tech. courses, the university follows the semester system of education. For MA and M.Com. courses, the university follows the annual pattern of examination.  The exam schedule for PG and B.Tech. courses are yet to be declared by 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 for 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: Placement Details


Library: University started its first library in the 1870s. Now the university has 39 department libraries, central library, 2 campus libraries and 2 libraries advanced centers. University library has 10,00,000 books,20000+ bound journals etc.

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 center of excellence for interdisciplinary research in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology.

Manuscript Library: 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 manuscripts





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West Bengal , India
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