Presidency University established in 1817. formerly it was known as Hindu College and Presidency College. It is one of the oldest institution in India. The institution was elevated to university in 2010 after functioning as a top college of the University of Calcutta for about 193 years. The University had its bicentenary celebrations in 2017
In its first cycle as a university, Presidency received A grade with a score of 3.04/4.00 by the NAAC. Presidency has been recognized as an “Institute of National Eminence” by the UGC. It appeared in the inaugural list of top 50 institutions of NIRF rankings in 2016. However, NIRF rankings in 2017 and 2018 excluded universities like Presidency University which taught only science and humanities but not engineering, commerce, agriculture etc.
Hindu College and Presidency College