University of Calcutta

country rank  47
world rank  3331

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University Overview

Established in 1857, University of Calcutta is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Kolkata (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), West Bengal. Officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of India, University of Calcutta (CU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Indian higher education institution. University of Calcutta (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 163 years old Indian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name কলকাতা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Acronym CU
Founded 1857
Motto Advancement of Learning
Colours Sky blue

University Location

Address 87/1 College Street
Kolkata
700 073 West Bengal
India
Tel +91 (33) 2241 3288
Fax +91 (33) 2241 3222

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
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International
students
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Calcutta's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission of India


Year of first Accreditation

1857


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2020