Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Calcutta University (University of Calcutta), Kolkata

Calcutta University

University of Calcutta is a state government administered affiliating and research university that has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The main campus of the university is located at College Street in Kolkata while and several other campuses are spread over the metro and its suburbs.
Educational Streams
Calcutta University offers undergraduate, postgraduate as well as PhD programmes. Science and business disciplines offered by the University are in high demand as these fields are expected to have better job opportunities. Most of the programs are organized on an annual basis, though some programs use semester system. Most of the University departments offer masters programmes that are one or two years in duration. Research programmes offered by the University are conducted in specialized institutes as well as individual departments. Admission process in Calcutta University generally starts in the month of July and lasts till August,
Calcutta University provides a number of hostels to accommodate students studying in the University Colleges and also the undergraduate students of the colleges as well as men research scholars/fellows of the University. The Library of the University has the collection of more than ten lakh books as well as volumes of bound Journals, M.Phil. and Ph.D. dissertations, proceedings of conferences, reports, maps, standards, patents, newspapers, manuscripts, microfilms, CD-ROMs. The University has also established a BCW Cell for providing facilities to the S.C./S.T./O.B.C. candidates.
Established in 1857, during the administration of Lord Canning, the Governor General of India, the University of Calcutta is the oldest of the modern universities in India. Officially on the 24 January 1857, it was established as the University of Calcutta or Calcutta University.


  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce, Social Welfare & Business Management
  • Faculty of Education, Journalism and Library Science
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, Music and Home Science
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science

Contact Details:
University of Calcutta,
Senate House, 87 /1 College Street
Kolkata - 700 073

Phone: +91-33-22410071
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