Latest Updates: 

  • University of Calcutta is inviting applications for the Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering. The last date to submit the application form along with the SBI payment receipt is December 8, 2020. The examination is scheduled for December 15, 2020 (tentative) and the final interviews for admission will be held on December 26, and 28, 2020.
  • The university is inviting applications for the Research Eligibility Test (RET 2020) for the Botany department. The application fee for the same is INR 100 which could be paid online as well as offline. RET 2020 will be held on November 28, 2020, and the interview for admission will be conducted on December 3, 2020.
  • Calcutta University is now accepting applications for admission to M.Tech, M.Sc/ B.Tech, MA/ Integrated BLISc, MLISc, and M.Com courses. Candidates are required to fill the application form in the given due time. The last date to fill the application form has been extended to November 14, 2020, which was earlier scheduled for November 10, 2020.
  • The admission portal of the university will remain suspended on and from November 6, 2020, 00:00 hrs (12.01 A.M.) to November 7, 2020, 00:00 hrs (12.01 A.M.) due to the maintenance of the server. The online admission portal will be available on and from November 7, 2020, 00:02 hrs (12.02 A.M.).
  • The Govt of West Bengal, Department of Higher Education has released a notice stating that the state-aided universities and affiliated colleges will be reopening the UG admission portal to invite fresh applicants for the 2020-2021 semester 1 admission.
  • Calcutta University may soon reopen its UG admission portal (if seats available) to invite fresh applicants. Last date for the Calcutta University UG admission 2020 application process will be October 30, 2020.
  • The admissions for Calcutta University MBA 2020 have been started since October 1, 2020. The candidates can still fill the application form from the University website and the candidates have to submit the application forms physically in the office of the Department of Business Management at Alipore Campus between 12 noon and 4 pm on October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2020 and November 2-4, 9-11, 2020. Dates of GD/ PI are yet to be notified.

Calcutta University Admission Dates 2020

Events  Dates
Timeline for Online Application Form Submission for Admission to 2-Year M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. M.Ed., LL.M., Int. B. Lib I.Sc-M. Lib. I.Sc and 2yr/3yr M.Tech Courses (2020-2022) November 02, 2020 – November 14, 2020
Opening of UG Admission portal August 10, 2020
Display of UG Merit List August 28, 2020
Starting of UG Admissions September 1, 2020
Opening date for UG Home Science application form August 17, 2020
Last date for UG Home Science application form August 25, 2020
B.Tech Entrance Exam WBJEE-2020 February 2, 2020
Declaration of WBJEE-2020 result August 7, 2020,
1st Round of Seat allotment via WBJEE August 31, 2020
2nd Round of Seat allotment via WBJEE September 24, 2020
2nd Round of Seat allotment via WBJEE October 19, 2020
Starting of B.Tech Admission September 10, 2020
Last Date for B.Tech Admission To be Notified
Starting Date to apply for BA LLB June 30, 2020
Last Date to apply for BA LLB October 8, 2020
Last date to apply for MBA 2020 October 1, 2020
Shortlisting candidates for MBA Interview 2020

October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2020 and November 2-4, 9-11, 2020

MBA Interview dates To be notified
Declaration of selected candidates for Ph.D. Chemistry October 15, 2020
Declaration of selected candidates for Ph.D. Mathematics October 15, 2020
Completion of the admission process for UG 2020 October 30, 2020
Last date to apply for RET 2020 (PhD Botany) November 25, 2020
Online examination date November 28, 2020
List of candidates shortlisted for interview November 30, 2020
Date of interview December 3, 2020
Last date of application for PhD (CSE) December 8, 2020
MCQ based online test December 15, 2020
Interview dates for PhD (CSE) December 26 and 28, 2020

The University of Calcutta, Kolkata is 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 of 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 the country providing quality education in UG, PG and Research Courses.

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".

There are 164 Colleges Affiliated to Calcutta University, which run graduation degree programs in various streams. Out of these 164 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.

Calcutta University Highlights

Establishment Year


University Type

State University

Approved By


NAAC ‘A’ Grade Accredited

Campus Area

2.9 Acres

Total Students


University Campuses


No. of Faculties


No. of Centers



10,00,000 Books


Yes (Both Girls &  Boys)

How to Reach

6 Km away from Kolkata Railway Station

15 Km away from Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport

Calcutta University Courses

Calcutta University has a total of 14 campuses spread across the city of Kolkata. The University has a total of 8 faculties and 21 Centers through which it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines in Arts, Commerce, Law, Education, Journalism & Library Science, Science, Social Welfare, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Music, and Home Science.

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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 is granted admission. For admission to PG Courses at Calcutta University, the merit list is declared by the respective departments at the university. However, Calcutta University B.Tech. and M.Tech. admissions have different criteria from other courses.

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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., MCA, M.Sc. M.Ed. etc. the University conducts its own entrance exam.

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

For admission to the MBA program, applicants should have a valid CATMAT score. 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 concerned departments of 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 of an entrance exam for the research courses is declared by the concerned department and is made available on the official 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 number 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.

Calcutta University Scholarship

The University of Calcutta has a various number of Scholarship Programs being run under the curriculum of the university. It provides various types of scholarships for its students on merit and needs basis. Many students take the benefits of Scholarship programs as the university aims to money cannot be the hurdle between a worthy student and its degree.

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Calcutta University Facilities

  • Library: The university started its first library in the 1870s. Now the university has 20 departmental libraries out of which 39 total libraries, a central library, 2 campus libraries, and 2 libraries advanced centers. University library has now more than 10 Lakhs of books, 20000+ bound journals, 85,000 volumes in hard copy, etc.
    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 manuscriptsManuscript Library.
  • Hostel: Calcutta University has 16 halls and hostels which accommodate a total of 1,550 students. Out of these 16 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.