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Basanti Devi College, Kolkata

About Basanti Devi College, Kolkata

Basanti Devi College, named after Basanti Devi Ji, an Indian independence activist during the British rule in India, was the first Government-sponsored college for women in Kolkata to be founded by the Government of West Bengal in 1959. A renowned freedom fighter, Basanti Devi, the wife of Sri Chittaranjan Das, was the first Indian lady to be imprisoned under British Rule for her involvement in the Indian freedom struggle whereas Sri Chittaranjan Das was the political mentor of Subhash Chandra Bose.

Basanti Devi College, Kolkata is located at the junction of the urban and rural cluster, this premier college caters to the needs of girl students from both urban and rural areas. A large of girl students are also from backward classes, minority communities and from below the poverty line.

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Basanti Devi College Highlights:

Basanti Devi College, Kolkata offers the opportunity of higher education for all the woman including the woman with special needs. The college along with the Calcutta University stipulated academic course & curriculum, the college also offers scope for the empowerment of girl students by helping them to develop their self-help skills, self-reliance and independence.

Year of Establishment 1959
Approved by UGC, NAAC
Basanti Devi College Sponsered by Government College
Basanti Devi College Address 147B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata - 700 029, West Bengal.INDIA
Basanti Devi College Contact 91 (033) 2464 1012 / +91 (033) 2463 0845, [email protected]
Basanti Devi College-DE Programs offered Undergraduate Courses, Postgraduate Course

Basanti Devi College Courses:

They offer 2 undergraduate and 1 postgraduate programme for students. Candidate applying for the Basanti Devi College has the choice to select a combination for Arts or Science as mentioned below.

Courses Specializations / (General Combinations)
  • Philosophy, Education, Sanskrit / Bengali
  • History, Political Science, Human Rights / Economics
  • Psychology, Women's Studies, Sociology
  • English, History, Human Rights / Economics
  • Philosophy, Sanskrit, History
  • Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry / Computer Science
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics / Statistics
  • Economics, Statistics, Mathematics

College notifies a few important notes - 

The student including up an Honours subject also studies two general (Elective) subjects; two mandatory languages: English and Bengali/Alt. English (in 1st yr); and the subject 'Environmental Studies' (in the 3rd yr); Interested B.A. / B.Sc. students want to take part in the NCC (National Cadet Corps) or the NSS (National Social Service) requested to initiate from the first year; B.A. Honours course in Sociology introduced from the Academic Session: 2012-2013, the course is affiliated under the University of Calcutta.

For Post-Graduation Course:

Courses Specializations
  • English
  • Political Science

M.A. in English & M.A. in Political Science introduced from the Academic Session (2013-2014). The course is affiliated under the University of Calcutta and Semester system (Total 4 Semesters).

Additionally, College offers a few certifications courses:

  • Two(2) years Diploma course in Computer application conducted by WEBEL INFORMATICS LTD.
  • Six(6) month certificate course in functional English.
  • One(1) year certificate course in the French Language in collaboration with The School of Languages, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture.
  • Six(6) months certificate course (Basic & Advance) in Psychological counselling in collaboration with Jadavpur University.

Basanti Devi College Fees:


Courses Tuition Fees (July to Dec) (Jan-June) Admission Fee (July to Dec) (Jan-June)
B.A HONS 450 200
B.A GEN. 300 200
B.A MAJOR (CMEV) 450 200
B.SC MATH HONS 660 200
B.SC GEN (PHY & CHEM) 660 200

Basanti Devi College Placements:

Since the Basanti Devi College Placement cell became formally functional from the session 2014-2015 the average percentage is 15% to 25%. The students feedback on the faculty members of the department is very good. Students are very much satisfied with the faculty members in respect of completion of Syllabus, teaching-learning process, discipline & commitment.

Basanti Devi College Awards:

Some awards on the name of Basanti Devi College are: 

  • Smt. Rusati Sen of the Department of Economics has been awarded the prestigious Dr Sisir Kumar Das Smriti Bangla Sahitya Puroshkar, 2015 for non-fictional writing, on 5.2.2015 at the Uralpool Sahitya Puroshkar Anushthan, Kolkata Book Fair, 2015.

  • Dr.Puripriya Kundu of the Department of Sanskrit has had her book, Chauryasamiksha mentioned in Aajkaal dated 8.2.2015, as one of the notable new entries in the Kolkata Book Fair, 2015. The book has also been reviewed in the Bengali daily, Saptahik Bartaman dated 14.3.2015.

The college faculty and students have many more achievements on their shoulders that keeps us feel honoured.

Basanti Devi College FAQs:

  1. Do this college offer any counselling process?
    - Yes, Basanti Devi College offers Career Counselling for the students.

  2. How is the placement records of the college?
    - The Placement Cell is actively functioning from the 2014-15 session at Basanti Devi College. Till the last session more than a hundred students were successfully placed in renowned companies.

  3. Does the college provide Hostel Facilities?
    - No, the college does not include Hostel on their campus. 

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Basanti Devi College, Kolkata Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Basanti Devi College Eligibility Criteria:

Basanti Devi College has divided the eligibility criteria into the following:

Courses Eligibility Criteria
Honours Courses
  • General Candidates: 45% in Subject or allied subject, 50% in aggregate & pass in all the subjects.
  • S.C / S.T: 40% in subject or allied subject, 40% in aggregate & passing marks in all subjects.
General Courses
  • Passing mark in all subjects is mandatory.
  • The total sum will be calculated as per the Total of Best of 4 subjects. (Marks of Environmental Studies / Environmental Education will not be calculated. Also, if the subject “Environmental Science” has studied as an elective subject of 100 marks, it would be taken for determining the aggregate marks).
  • Candidates passing from CBSE through PATRACHAR VIDYALAYA are not eligible to seek admission (as per the college norms).

Basanti Devi College Admissions:

Students interested in taking admission will have to visit the official website of Basanti Devi College and click on the link given for filling up admission form online. Admission to the college is done as per Calcutta University regulation and also as per Government Rule, in order of merit and availability of seats.

  • Students applying for Honours and General courses in Basanti Devi College must make sure that they have secured pass marks in all subjects in their previous examinations.

  • Students applying for Economics (Honours) and Statistics (Honours) must have secured pass marks in Mathematics at the H.S. or equivalent examination. Students with Political Science as a subject at the H.S and equivalent level & applying for Political Science (Honours) will be given preference and according to Calcutta University.

  • Students may join a computer-training course conducted by WEBEL within college timings in the college.

  • Persons with Special Needs have 3 percent of seats are reserved.

  • Reservation of seats for SC, ST and OBC A & B students (as per rule).

Courses and Fees Structure of Basanti Devi College, Kolkata

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Basanti Devi College, Kolkata Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3,060
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3,708
Basanti Devi College, Kolkata Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1,800
Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2,700
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by NAAC-B; affiliated to University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Contact Details and Location

Address : 147B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700029
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