Calcutta University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Yusuf Khan Yusuf Khan | Mar 23, 2023
Yusuf Khan
Yusuf Khan

Updated on - Mar 23, 2023

Calcutta University is one of the oldest institutions in India, which was established on 24th January  1857. The University is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. Currently, there are 151 colleges and 21 institutes affiliated with Calcutta University. In India, it is ranked as a five-star university and accredited with an "A" grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). Also, the university has a total of 14 campuses. It was ranked 8th as a state university in NIRF 2022 Rankings and 15th in the overall category. 

Calcutta University Latest Updates

  • March 23, 2023: Calcutta University MBA HRD Admission 2023 Open: Apply till June 23

Calcutta University offers admissions to various UG, PG, and Doctoral courses. Various subjects like chemical engineering, psychology, English, Zoology, food science, and international relations are offered at the university. CU will release the applications for M.Tech admissions soon. CU is a part of the United Nations Academic Impact and has five Nobel laureates associated with it, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Ronald Ross, CV Raman, Amartya Sen, and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. 

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Calcutta University Quick Insights

Calcutta University is the first multidisciplinary and western-style institution in Asia. Some of the highlights of the university are listed below

Calcutta University
Year of Establishment 1857
Type of University Public
Campus Area 2.7 Acres
Accreditation NAAC
Recognition UGC
Courses Offered UG, PG, and Doctorate
Infrastructure facilities E-Library, Swimming Pool, Medical Facilities, Canteen, etc. 
Location Kolkata

Calcutta University Ranking

Calcutta University has been ranked between 201 and 300 among top universities from across the world. It was ranked at 8th position in NIRF 2022 rankings. Some of its other ranking and achievements are

  • Calcutta University is ranked number 1 among public universities in India by the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2022.
  • It has been ranked 33 by NIRF in 2021 under the research category.
  • The university was ranked 20 in 2020 by Qs World University Ranking.

Calcutta University Courses

Calcutta University offers various courses at various levels. Courses that are offered at the University of Calcutta are B.Com, BA, M.Sc, MBA, etc. Below is the table of a few courses

Department Courses
Science B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
Commerce B.Com, M.Com
Engineering B.Tech, M.Tech

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Calcutta University Departments

Calcutta University has various departments that offer various courses. Below is the list of a few departments that the university has

Microbiology Physics Chemistry
Journalism Mathematics Zoology
Economics Computer Science Electronics

Calcutta University Admission

Calcutta University admission 2023 offers an extensive list of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Admission will take place in June and July of 2023, students who are interested in taking admission to the university will have to register online on the university admission portal. The selection process for undergraduate programs is based on merit/scores obtained in the qualifying examination.

Calcutta University Eligibility Criteria

The university has set eligibility criteria for every course and based on which the candidates are admitted into that particular course. 

B.Com Eligibility Criteria 

  • An applicant who has passed 10+2 in commerce stream or any equivalent with English subject and from a recognized board.

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria 

  • An applicant who has passed 10+2 in PCM with at least 60% marks in total from a recognized board for admission can apply.

M.Sc Eligibility Criteria 

  • An applicant who has passed their B.Sc degree or equivalent in a related discipline from a recognized university is eligible.

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Why Choose Calcutta University?

Calcutta University gives courses and programs leading to officially identified higher schooling degrees. The university has different courses and departments taken care of by individual professionals. Some of the reasons that make this university a better place to learn are

  • Calcutta University has numerous different courses and specializations from UG level to doctorate.
  • The university has ranked 1 among the top central and state-aided colleges.
  • Calcutta University is well maintained and has a state-of-the-art infrastructure. 

Calcutta University Cut Off

Calcutta University releases cut off for admissions to the UG and PG courses. Candidates applying for B.Tech courses at university must appear for WBJEE, and candidates applying for MBA may appear for CAT to become eligible. In 2021, the cut off for WBJEE was in the range of 186-552 for B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering, 767-1599 for B.Tech Chemical Engineering, and 507-766 for B.Tech Information and Technology. The merit list for 2022 is yet to be released.

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Calcutta University Results

Calcutta University results will be declared within two months after the completion of the exam. The university's 2022 results have been published. The result will be declared online on the university's official website. Candidates will need to use their roll number to check the result. 

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Calcutta University Infrastructure

Calcutta University offers world-class facilities to students for a better learning experience. The campus is equipped with a library, transportation facility, labs, etc. Infrastructure facilities that are available in the university are as follows

  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Labs
  • Auditorium
  • Seminar halls
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Complex
  • Moot court

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Calcutta University Placements

Calcutta University's placement cell is responsible for conducting placement drives and placement training programs for students. In the final year, students enrolled in all the branches are eligible to appear in the annual university recruitment drives.  The university’s 2021 average package stood up at INR 5 LPA and the highest package was INR 9.2 LPA. Some of the recruiting companies are

Wipro SBI Indian Tobacco Company
Nestle  TATA Motors Aditya Birla

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Calcutta University Scholarships

Calcutta University offers numerous scholarships to deserving candidates. Scholarships are offered according to the course chosen by the candidate. Some of them are

  • Anil Chandra Gupta Memorial  Studentship
  • Bhupendranath Memorial Scholarship
  • Nalinakhya Dutta Stipend
  • Ganada Sundari Sarkar Memorial Scholarship 
  • Hasimohon Kr. And  Tulsi Mani Kr. Scholarship

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Calcutta University Collaborations

Calcutta University has signed MOUs with various business firms/ institutes/ associations for the benefit of students. The collaborations are as follows

International collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
Myanmar  Dagon University
USA Pittsburgh University, Emory University
France Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)
UK Leeds Business School

National Collaborations

  • Headquarters Army Training Command, Shimla 
  • Bose Institute, Kolkata
  • Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences
  • Maha Bodhi Book Agency
  • Indian Association of Cultivation of Science (IACS)

Calcutta University Alumni

Calcutta University has numerous distinguished alumni. Some of them are listed below

Notable Alumni Profession
Bankimchandra Chatterjee Indian Poet, Novelist
Nabinchandra Sen Indian Poet
Chandramukhi Basu Educationist
Kadambini Ganguli Physician
Praphullachandra Ray Indian chemist, educationist

Calcutta University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 1255
Year of Establishment 1857
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 19000+ (UG, PG and Doctoral)
Campus Area 2.7 Acres
Accredited by NAAC-A, NIRF
Recognised by UGC

Calcutta University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
6 University
8 University

Calcutta University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
B.Tech ₹24,000 3 Years
MBA ₹1,60,000 2 Years
M.Tech ₹41,368 2 Years
BA ₹10,332 3 Years
B.Lib.I.Sc ₹2,400 2 Years
M.Ed ₹4,800 2 Years
LLM ₹7,200 2 Years
M.Lib.I.Sc ₹10,500 5 Years
B.Ed ₹24,000 2 Years
B.Sc ₹12,874 3 Years

Calcutta University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Calcutta University

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: JEE Main

₹ 24,000 (3 Years)

₹ 1,60,000 (2 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 10,332 (3 Years)

₹ 2,400 (2 Years)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,800 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 7,200 (2 Years)

₹ 10,500 (5 Years)

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 24,000 (2 Years)

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 12,874 (3 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,400 (2 Years)

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 8,300 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by Calcutta University

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 06, 2023


Exam Date: Apr 30, 2023


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023


Exam Date: Jun 10, 2023

Calcutta University FAQs

Does Calcutta University offer distance education?

Yes, Calcutta University offers various UG and PG courses along with Diploma through distance education.

What is the rank of Calcutta University?

he University of Calcutta is ranked 801-1000 in the QS World University Ranking, the same ranking was 134 in Asia and 68 in BRIC nations. Within India University of Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal is ranked 7th among Top Universities in India by NIRF in the year 2019. 

Does the University of Calcutta accept any entrance exams?

The University of Calcutta accepts entrance exams like WBJEE and JEE for B.Tech, GATE for M.Tech/ M.Phil, CAT/MAT/ JEMAT for MBA.

How many colleges are affiliated to University of Calcutta?

136 colleges are affiliated to University of Calcutta.

Does the University of Calcutta offer scholarships?

The University of Calcutta Scholarship is provided to the eligible candidates during the time of the admission process like Radhika Mohan Educational Scholarship (in Technology), Lalchand Mookherjee Foreign Scholarship (one each in I.T. based subjects, Social Sc., Pure Sc., Law and Literature), Smt Prasonnomayee Mukherjee Foreign Scholarship (Commerce and Business Management), etc.

Calcutta University Reviews

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Vt31335 | , batch of 2022

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

  • 2.1
  • Placements 1
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 1.5
  • Infrastructure 2.5
  • Campus 2

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria for the course were to pass 12 with a minimum of 50% marks, and it was grade based admission process.  No entrance exams were given.  Cut off was 70% for the course.

Sushmitasundas9927 | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

  • 3.8
  • Placements 3.5
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 4
  • Infrastructure 4
  • Campus 4

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The basic eligibility for this course is the completion of 10+2 or its equivalent exam in commerce from the recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks score. However, the minimum marks that the college requires to offer admission in this course may vary from college to college.   I have not engaged in any entrance examination  This college asks for the best of four subject marks where the day batch has a cutoff of approximately 90 to 93% and for the morning batch it has to be 94% in the best four subjects. 

Manalibhattacharjee18 | , batch of 2012

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

  • 4
  • Placements 1
  • Fees 4
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibity criteria for a candidate aspiring to enroll for MA in English in 2010 was a cut off of 55% in graduation. For a candidate to take up Masters in English from the University of Calcutta, he/she must hold specialization in English Literature or Comparative Literature or Communicative English in the Bachelors Degree. However, now after graduating with a BA(Honours) degree, applications forms are to be filled up and submitted post which entrance examinations are conducted to further shortlist candidates for the course. 

Aba46769 | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

  • 2.7
  • Placements 1
  • Fees 1.5
  • Academics 2
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 4

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Minimum 50% in graduation for getting admission in this course. Minimum cutoff in this year is 62%

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