Top 10 Colleges to in Kolkata 2021, West Bengal, India
West Bengal is a state in eastern India, between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata located in southern area of West Bengal. It is the capital of West Bengal and one of the best city of India. It is called the ‘city of palace’. Kolkata is a city of culture and well established education hub. There are very rich and renowned educational institutions located here. Few of them are enlisted here.
University of Calcutta (CU)
The Calcutta University establishde on 24th January 1857 and it is the multidisciplinary and Western-style institutions in Asia. Within India, it is recognized as a “Five-Star University” and accredited an “A” grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University of Calcutta was awarded the status of “Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area” and “University with potential for excellence” by the UGC.
The university has a total of fourteen campuses spread over the city of Kolkata. As of 2020, 151 colleges and 21 institutes and centres are affiliated with it. The university was fourth in the Indian University Ranking in 2021 list, released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the Ministry of Education of the Government of India.
In 1905, the National Council of Education (NCE) was setup by the joint efforts of Raja Subodh Chandra Mallik, Brajendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury, Sir Rash Behari Ghosh (first President of NCE), Rabindranath Tagore and Sri Aurobindo Ghosh. Its primary aim was to impart literary, scientific and technical education on national lines exclusively under national control.
In 1910 the Society for the Promotion of Technical Education in Bengal which looked after Bengal Technical Institute (which later became College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal) was amalgamated to NCE. NCE henceforth looked after the College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal.
After Independence, on the 24th of December 1955, Jadavpur University was officially established by the Government of West Bengal with the concurrence of the Government of India. Now Jadavpur University has successfully established itself as a foremost Indian University with a vast repertoire of courses offered, an enviable list of faculty members and has come to be known for its commitment towards advanced study and research.
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
Maulana Azad College
The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts, commerce and science in various streams. These are: B.A, B.A (Hons), B.Com (Hons), B.Sc (Hons) at UG level. And M.A and M.Sc at the PG level. The fees are also nominal lying around ₹1,000/year for UG courses and around ₹4,000/year for PG courses
Government of West Bengal administered undergraduate co-educational liberal arts and sciences college
University of Calcutta, University Grants Commission
Dr. Subhasis Dutta
033 2226 4306
St. Xavier's College
The college has Morning batch for boys only, that offers the Bachelor of Commerce degree. The Day section of the college houses the Arts and Science departments which offer undergraduate (honours) degrees in various subjects like English, Bengali, Political Science, Sociology, Microbiology, Computer Science, Animation and Multimedia, Mass Communication and Videography, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Economics. Masters programs in Commerce (evening session), Biotechnology (integrated 5-year MSc), Physics, Microbiology and Education are housed in the college along with the co-educational Bachelor of Commerce (evening) and Bachelor of Business Administration programs.The college, in its first ever foreign collaboration, has entered into a tie-up with the University of Manitoba, Canada. The MOU was unveiled on 4 Feb 2008 by the principal of the college, Father PC Mathew and the dean of the faculty of food and agricultural sciences at Manitoba University, Professor Michael Trevan.
Private Catholic autonomous Government-aided higher education institution
University of Calcutta
Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J.
30, Park St, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
(+91 33) 2255-1101
The college was founded as the Calcutta Female School in 1849 by John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, with the financial support of Dakshinaranjan Mukherjee. The school started in Mukherjee’s home in Baitakkhana, with 21 girls enrolled. The following year, enrolment rose to 80. In November, on a plot on the west side of Cornwallis Square, the cornerstone for a permanent school building was laid. The name “Hindu Female School” was inscribed on the copper-plate placed in the stone and on the ceremonial silver trowel made for the occasion. Support for the school waned after Bethune’s death in August 1851.The government took it over in 1856, renaming it Bethune School after its founder in 1862–63. In 1879 it was developed into Bethune College, the first women’s college in India and Bethune school was first women’s school in whole Asia.
University of Calcutta
Professor Krishna Roy
181, Bidhan Sarani, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006
033 2257 1712
Scottish Church College
Scottish Church College, established in 1830 as the General Assembly’s Institution and given its present name in 1929 is an institution born out of one such impetus.
The college founder, Rev. Alexander Duff, was the first missionary to India from the Church of Scotland. His idea was to set up an institution which linked western education with Christian mission and the eventual progress of the people — years later the College is committed to the vision of its founding father and aims at academic excellence alongwith social awareness and character building.
General Assembly’s Institution
University of Calcutta
Dr. Madhumanjari Mandal
1 & 3, Urquhart Square, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006
033 2350 3862
Lady Brabourne College
Lady Brabourne College, with its lush green lawns and gardens opposite the Park Circus Maidan is one of the premier Institutions for women’s education in India. Established by the Government of Bengal in July 1939 and named after the wife of Lord Brabourne, the Governor of Bengal till February 1939, the college made a humble beginning with 35 Muslim students and 9 faculty members in a rented house in Park Circus. The foundation stone of the building in which it is presently housed was laid on 26th August 1939 by Sir J. Woodhead the then Governor of Bengal. Ever since the college has expanded structurally and academically earning the reputation of having an excellent academic environment.
University of Calcutta
Professor Siuli Sarkar
P-1/2, Suhrawardy Ave, Beniapukur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
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Rajabazar Science College
Completely unaided by the colonial British Government The University College of Science and Technology was founded on March 27, 1914, by the great visionary Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, the then Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, using the generous donation from Sir Taraknath Palit and Sir Rashbehari Ghosh who together donated nearly thirty seven and half lakhs of rupees and the premises, presently known as, “Rashbehari Siksha Prangan” at 92, Acharya Profulla Chandra Road, Kolkata – 700 009 and “Taraknath Palit Siksha Prangan” at 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata – 700 019, owned by Sir Palit. The first batch of teachers included Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Sir Chandra Sekher Venkata Raman, Sisir Kumar Mitra and the legendary 1915 M.Sc. batch comprising Satyendranath Bose, Meghnad Saha, Jnanchandra Ghosh, Jnanendranath Mukherjee and others. The College served as the cradle of Indian Sciences winning Noble Prize by Sir Raman in 1930 and many fellowship of the Royal society.
Acharya Ray established the Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceutical works, a step towards self-reliance of our Country. Saha and Ghosh later participated in a big way in National Planning Commission.
UCSTA continued its further expansion in the Technology Campus at Salt Lake.