Bethune College is inviting online Applications for PG course in various subjects from Nov 2 to Nov 10, 2020. Candidates can apply through website of the University of Calicut by creating a CAPID. Check Here.

Bethune College is the first Women's college in the whole of the Asia continent that was established in 1879. The Bethune college is a government women's college, affiliated to the University of Calcutta. It is Situated opposite to the Azad Hind Bagh, in the heart of North Kolkata. This college offers courses in science and arts streams at both UG and PG levels. It has been reaccredited at the 'A' level by the NAAC in 2015 with a recognition from the UGC. It got ranked 88th in the NIRF 2020 rankings. 

Bethune College Important Date

PG Registration Dates 02 Nov - 10 Nov, 2020

Bethune College Kolkata Highlights

Establishment Year 1879
Approved By UGC
Set by  Govt. Of West Bengal
Courses Offered  UG and PG courses
Admission Mode Online and Offline
Admission Criteria  Merit-based
Official Website

Bethune College Kolkata Rankings

From the beginning, the Bethune College has focused on education and overall development of the women in our society and with such sincerity and dedication of umpteen years, it was able to get ranked as:

Ranking Agency Ranking/Grade position
NIRF 2020 88
India Today 4
NAAC ‘A’ Grade 

Bethune College Kolkata Courses

Bethune college offers UG and PG departments in both Arts and Science faculties. 17 specializations are available at the UG Level and six specializations at PG Level. Courses details are given below. 

Courses Duration Eligibility
B.A. 3 years Candidates must have passed with the relevant subjects in the 10+2 exam from any Indian Institution.
B.Sc. (Hons.)  3 years Candidates must have passed with the relevant subjects in the 10+2 exam from any Indian Institution.
M.A. 2 years Allied Bachelor degree with the relevant subjects from any Indian Institution.
M.Sc. 2 years Allied Bachelor degree with the relevant subjects from any Indian Institution.

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Bethune College Kolkata admission

The 10+2 exam cut-off score is the criteria for admissions at the college. For B.A. in Bengali, 55% marks are required and for B.A. in English, 75% marks are required in 10+2 exam. For PG, UG in the relevant discipline will be prerequisite. 

The application process for admission is online and offline. 

Application Procedure: 

  • Fill the application form through the website of the college or by filling the offline application form by visiting the college in person.
  • Pay application fees.
  • Submit the form in the website or to the college admission office after attaching the relevant documents. 

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Bethune College Kolkata Placement

The Bethune college located at the prime Kolkata, offers great opportunities for placements by forming and providing its own placement and career counselling to the candidates. It provides them with a steady career and job opportunities and provides employment opportunities for UG and PG graduates through the recruitment drives making the various companies for placing the students according to their interests. As a matter of fact, big companies like TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and Cognizant come every year to hire the appropriate employees and last year in 2019, four graduates were hired by the TCS from the Bethune College.

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Bethune College Kolkata Scholarship

With a great image in the state and nation, various scholarships offered by the college are:

  • Students Aid Fund- A great initiative taken by the Bethune college, that it provides financial aids to the less fortunate, with examinations and tuition fees, funded by the principals, teachers and the students. This type of service is provided to the poor and needy UG and graduate students with proper documents and reliability. 
  • Merit- scholarships-These scholarships are granted to impactful and outstanding candidates who have achieved excellence in various academic endeavours. 

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Bethune College Kolkata Facilities

The Bethune college offers various facilities and infrastructures for the candidate as follows: 

  • Hostel- Good Hostel facility is being provided by the college for better and comfortable staying of the students.
  • Auditorium- A new college Auditorium was also established in 2019, which has increased the amount of extra-curricular activities throughout the college.
  • Library- Library of the college consists of approximately 1,02,000 books with old and new collections. And also, 1100 books are purchased every year for updating. The college has access to digital contents from INFLIBNET. 

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Bethune College Kolkata Faculty

With 84 faculty members, the institute imparts in providing strong educational foundations and also seeks to achieve ethnic and value education for the future candidates. And also, the Alumni Association, Sammilani, an autonomous body works with the current teaching and non-teaching faculties for creating a better environment and opportunities in the college. 

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Bethune College Kolkata FAQs

Ques. What is the medium of lecture in Bethune College, Kolkata?

Ans. In the initial days of the college, both English and Bengali are used since many students come here from Bengali background. But Nowadays, all lectures are offered in English.

Ques. Is Bethune College good for English hons?

Ans. Yes, it is extremely good and since PG in English is also available here and the faculty members are highly qualified and experienced.

Ques. What about the Alumni association of the Bethune college?

Ans. The college operates its autonomous alumni association, Sammilani which provides great activities throughout the year.

Ques. How difficult is it to get Economics (Hons.) at the Bethune College?

Ans. One needs a minimum of 88% marks to keep a hope that he/she can get admission in Bethune college. As index marks of economics are calculated in different ways, it’s better to check the website.

Ques. Who is the principal of the college?

Ans. Professor Krishna Ray is the principal of the institution.