Calcutta University

Calcutta University

The University of Calcutta, also known as Calcutta University was established in 1857 and is one of the first multidisciplinary and Western-style foundations in Asia. Calcutta University is a public state University that is accredited with Grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). University of Calcutta is ranked 4 and 11 under the University and Overall categories by NIRF 2021, respectively. In addition, the University of Calcutta is ranked first among all Indian Universities and second among all Indian Institutes by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021. The University offers students a wide choice of 150 courses at both UG and PG levels in the fields of Arts, Commerce, Science, Management, Technology, and many more. It also offers PhD, certificate and diploma courses.

Calcutta University has signed MOUs with leading national and international universities and institutes such as Pittsburgh University USA, Leeds Business School UK, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) France and Bose Institute Kolkata. Other than this, the University offers merit-based and need-based scholarships to eligible students, and some of which include Arati Bakshi Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Hensi Stephen Scholarship, Uma Mukherjee Memorial Scholarship and Abhirit Raha Memorial Scholarship.Table of Contents

  1. Calcutta University Highlights 2021
  2. Calcutta University Affiliated Colleges
  3. Calcutta University Rankings 2021
  4. Calcutta University Campuses
  5. Calcutta University MOUs
  6. Calcutta University Admission 2021
  7. Calcutta University Cutoff 2021
  8. Calcutta University Placements
  9. Calcutta University Scholarships

Calcutta University Highlights 2021

The key highlights of Kolkata University are presented below:

Establishment year | Ownership1857 | Public
Campus size120 acre
Student intake22,000+
Accepted entrance examWBJEE, GATE, CAT, Internal entrance exam
Rankings (2021)– Ranked 11 under the overall category by NIRF- Ranked 4 under the University category by NIRF
No. of campuses14
Number of courses500+
Types of scholarships offeredMerit-based, Need-based
Top recruiting companiesTCS, Godrej, IBM, A&D, Line, ITC, Amazon, and Horlicks
MoUsCalifornia State University, Sacramento, Yamaguchi University, Pittsburgh University

Calcutta University Affiliated Colleges

Calcutta University has 152 affiliated colleges according to the data available on the official website of CU. Apart from this, University of Calcutta has different departments of study in the fields of Arts, Commerce, Law, Education, Journalism, Library Science, Engineering and Agriculture. The course-wise list of departments and affiliated colleges of Calcutta University is presented below:


Calcutta University Rankings 2021

Calcutta University has been ranked 1st among all Universities / Institutes in India by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021. Further, University of Calcutta has secured rank 1 in Shanghai Ranking – ARWU 2021. The complete list of Calcutta University Rankings 2021 is presented below:

Organisation (Year)CategoryRank
NIRF 2021– University- Overall– 4- 11
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021– Government/Government aided Universities/Institutes in India- Overall world ranking– 1- 301-400
Shanghai Ranking – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021– Indian University- Overall– 1- 2
The India Today-MDRA Best Universities Survey 2021– General Government Universities– 5
Uni Rank 2021– Best Institution in West Bengal– 3

Calcutta University Campuses

The list of Calcutta University campuses is presented in the below-mentioned table:

Calcutta University Campus
Asutosh Siksha Prangan (College Street Campus)University Health Service, Goenka Hospital Diagnostic Research Centre
Rashbehari Siksha Prangan (Rajabazar Science College Campus)Haringhata Campus
Taraknath Palit Siksha Prangan (Ballygunge Science College Campus)University Press and Book Depot
Sahid Kshudiram Siksha Prangan (Alipore Campus)Baruipur Campus
BT Road CampusUniversity Grounds and Tent
Hazra Road Campus (Law College Campus)University Rowing Club
Viharilal Home Science CampusTechnology Campus, Salt Lake

Calcutta University MOUs

A list of a few among many MOUs signed by the University of Calcutta with national and international Universities and Institutes is presented below:

Calcutta University MOUs
Dagon UniversityCalifornia State University, Sacramento
Pittsburgh UniversityConcordia University
Emory UniversityYamaguchi University
University of BrusselsASEAN Studies Center Chulalongkorn University
Headquarters Army Training Command, ShimlaAsia Center
Max Planck InstituteKhulna University
Leeds Business SchoolBose Institute, Kolkata
University of StrathclydeUniversity of Ruhuna
University of Maryland at College ParkMetropolitan University
University of Bologna   University of East Anglia
University of Silesia in KatowiceNottingham University Business School
Silesian University of TechnologyCERN    

Calcutta University Admission 2021

Calcutta University admission 2021 to all UG and PG programmes will be done online.  The Calcutta University UG online application process 2021 has started, and the last date of application is Aug 20. In addition, Calcutta University PG application process 2021 will begin on Sep 1 after the UG final semester results are declared by Aug 31.

The list of major courses of Calcutta University along with the eligibility criteria and selection process is presented below:

CourseEligibility CriteriaTotal Fee in INR
BSc Food & NutritionClass 12 pass with 50% aggregate and 55% in ChemistrySelection Process: Class 12 marks4,852
BA LLBClass 12 pass from a recognised university with 45% (40% for reserved category) aggregate in the best four subjects. Selection Process: Class 12 marksNA
BTechClass 12 pass in relevant Science stream with 60% aggregateSelection Process: WBJEE30,826
MTechBTech / BE degree in relevant subjectSelection Process: Qualifying exam / GATE299,088 – 347,088
MABachelor’s degree in relevant Arts subjectSelection Process: Qualifying exam / Rank list4,600
MScBachelor’s degree in relevant Science subject (with 50% / 55% aggregate wherever applicable)Selection Process: Qualifying exam / Rank list4,600
MBABachelor’s degree in relevant disciplineSelection Process: CAT / XAT followed by GD and PI16,508

Note: The fee structure for the MA and MSc programmes are gathered from multiple online sources, hence it is indicative.

Calcutta University Admission Dates 2021

A list of key Calcutta University admission dates 2021 with respect to UG and PG application and class commencement is presented below:

Calcutta University UG Admission 2021
BA LLB application process24-Aug-2021 to 7-Sep-2021
UG application process2-Aug-2021 to 27-Aug-2021
UG first merit list release31-Aug-2021
UG admission closes30-Sep-2021
UG first semester class commences1-Oct-2021
Calcutta University PG admission 2021
PG application process starts1-Sep-2021
PG application process ends17-Sep-2021
PG merit list release20-Sep-2021
PG admission closes25-Oct-2021
PG first semester class commencesLast week of Oct-2021

Calcutta University Cutoff 2021

Calcutta University has released the PG merit list 2021 for the MA, MSc, MCom and MBA programmes. The UG merit list 2021 was released earlier for the affiliated colleges of Calcutta University. Candidates must visit the official website of the respective affiliated college of the University of Calcutta to check the merit list. Further, all selected candidates need to pay the admission fee as and when the merit list is released.

Calcutta University Placements

The highest and average CTCs offered in 2020 were Rs 12 LPA and Rs 5 LPA, respectively. Further, Kolkata University witnessed 100% placement in MBA in 2020 combining the on-campus and off-campus recruitment data. The University of Calcutta MBA percentage of Indian and International companies through on-campus placements in 2020 were 71% and 29%, respectively. The leading recruiters of Calcutta University include companies such as Axis, Vodafone, ICRA Online, Amul and Mahindra Finance.

Note: The salary data is indicative and gathered from online sources.

Calcutta University Scholarships

Calcutta University offers a total of 84 scholarships that include need and merit-based scholarships. The list of a few scholarships offered by Calcutta University is presented below:

Anil Chandra Gupta Memorial  StudentshipBengali, Philosophy
Bhupendranath Memorial ScholarshipSanskrit
Nalinakhya Dutta StipendPali
Ganada Sundari Sarkar Memorial ScholarshipBengali
Hasimohon Kr. And  Tulsi Mani Kr. ScholarshipBA
Arati Bakshi Memorial ScholarshipEconomics
Dr. Hensi Stephen ScholarshipEnglish
Bhunath Mukherjee Memorial ScholarshipFine Arts & Sculpture
Political Science Reunion 94 ScholarshipPolitical Science
Ruplekha Nandy Memorial ScholarshipBengali & Sanskrit
Asok Kr. Saha Trustee ScholarshipBengali
Need cum Merit ScholarshipEconomics
Uma Mukherjee Memorial ScholarshipFood & Nutrition
Kalyan Sarkar Memorial ScholarshipBengali
Anil Basak Memorial ScholarshipEconomics & Sociology