Established in 1857, University of Calcutta is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Kolkata (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), West Bengal. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, University of Calcutta is a coeducational higher education institution. University of Calcutta offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 159 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. University of Calcutta also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.