University of Calcutta

country rank  72
world rank  3229

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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 metropolis of Kolkata (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), West Bengal. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, University of Calcutta (CU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational 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 162 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Name कोलकाता विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym CU
Founded 1857
Motto Advancement of Learning
Colours Sky blue

University Location

Address 87/1 College Street
Kolkata (population range: over 5,000,000)
700 073 West Bengal
India
T +91 (33) 2241 3288
F +91 (33) 2241 3222

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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
Admission Office

+91

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

University Grants Commission, India


Year of first Accreditation

1857


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019