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Women's College, Kolkata

About Women's College, Kolkata

Women’s College Bagbazar one of the oldest colleges in Kolkata which was established on 2nd July 1937, is an undergraduate and postgraduate Women’s College in Bagbazar, Kolkata. Women’s College Calcutta was established by a group of devoted scholars by the direction of Dr. D. L. De with a view of advancing the cause of education among women.Dr. D.L. De was the first principal and secretary of the college. In 1982 the College was shifted by the former principal, Smt. Hena Maitra to the present address.

The College gets affiliated with Calcutta University in the year of 27th April 1940. Recently Bagbazar women’s College has been awarded B++ grade by the National Assessment And Accreditation Council(NAAC), Bangalore and It is also recognized by University Grants Commission(UGC). Women’s College Admission can be done only by registering online on the Bagbazar women’s College Official website. The college offers many courses Under Graduate and Post Graduate level with regular as well as distance courses.

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 Women’s College Kolkata Highlights:

Bagbazar Women’s College is run by CU(Calcutta University). This college has many departments including Arts, Commerce, Science, Home Science, language courses, etc more highlights about the college is mentioned below:

Recognitions UGC, Delhi
Type Of University Calcutta University
Year of Establishment 1937
Infrastructure Facilities Canteen, Laboratory, Common Room, Auditorium, ICT Room, Grievance Cell, Medical Assistance, Cheap Store, Student Union.
Women’s College Kolkata Address P-29, Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue, Kolkata-700003.
Women’s College Kolkata Courses Offered B.A, M.A, Home Science, Job Oriented Courses, Social Service, NSS(National Service Scheme).
Academic Programs Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Language Courses, Distance Education Women's College Fees
Women’s College Kolkata Contact Details

Phone:033 2554 4540, 033 2533 2435 Fax:033 2533-2435

 Email:[email protected]  / [email protected]


 Women’s College Kolkata Courses Offered:

Women’s College offers mainly undergraduate, postgraduate, General courses and distance courses which have different disciplines including Arts, Science. Courses available in this college are listed below. 

Women’s college offers UG and PG courses under the discipline of Arts. The courses are mentioned below:

Courses (Hons) Specialization

Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Pol. Science, Philosophy, History, Sociology, Journalism & Mass Communication.
BSC Geography, Psychology, Economics.
B.Home Science Food & Nutrition.
MA Bengali, English, Journalism & Mass Communication, History
MSC Applied Psychology, Geography
M. Home Science Food & Nutrition

Women's College PCP Programme:

Women’s College Kolkata also offers Distance education to the students. It has been recognized by Vidyasagar University, Directorate of distance education.

Inhouse and external faculties take classes regularly under the Personal Contact Programme (PCP). The courses are mentioned below:

Course Specialization
M.A Bengali, English, Sanskrit, History, Pol.Science
M.Sc Geography, Food Nutrition, Environmental Science
M.Com Accountancy

Women’s College Kolkata Fees:

It offers courses in the fields of Humanities, Science, Home Science. The curriculum of the course is flexible and varies for each course. The Women's College fee structure is mentioned below:

Course Fee per month (In INR)
B.Sc (Hons.) 110 
B.Sc (Gen) 85
B.A (Hons.) 751
B.A (Gen) 50

Practical charges INR 100/- p.m (For Chemistry, Music, Geography, Psychology, Food & Nutrition, Journalism and Mass communication).The laboratory development charge for General and Honors courses are as follows:

  • Geography Hons. INR 8000/-
  • Food & Nutrition Hons. INR 6000/-
  • Psychology Hons. INR 4000/-
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Hons. INR 6000/-
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Gen. INR 1000/-
  • Chemistry Gen. INR 1000/-
  • Department Development charges for Sociology, Hindi, And Music INR 500/- p.a. 
  • Transfer Certificate And Cancellation Charge Rs 300/-
  • Form & Prospectus INR 250/-
  • Identity card INR 30/-
  • C.U. sports fee INR 60/-
  • Computer and spoken English for 10 months INR 100/- per month.
  • Jubilee celebration INR 50/-
  • Community Welfare Services fee INR 36/-
  • Electric charges INR 100/-
  • Saraswati Puja INR 60/-
  • University registration fees & form INR 110/-
  • College Maintenance fee INR 200/-

For more information regarding the admission fees for general and honors courses, do visit Bagbazar Women’s college official website.

Women’s College Kolkata Scholarship:

There is a regular student aid fund run by the principal, where 100 percent of aid is given to the students based on their academic performance and financial conditions. Student aid is also funded by the Usha-Ajay foundation. Women’s College Kolkata scholarship is funded by Prof. Arun Kumar Mukherjee.

Women’s College Kolkata Placements:

There is a different cell available for the Women's College placement in the college. There are certain courses and activities listed below for the preparation of the final year students for placement:

  •  Final year students are provided, special classes for developing interpersonal skills.
  • Basics of Computer Applications, Mock test and training programs are held to make students ready for the present job market.
  • To develop social and cultural aspects of the personality of the students, they are gone through different annual sports, Cultural competitions, students seminar, and club activities. 
  • The College invites many companies for the placement process including IT companies, Retail and Front desk jobs.
  • The different government and non-government jobs are updated on the official website of the Bagbazar Women’s  College, Kolkata. In the last few years, this college successfully placed students, in different MNC, NGOs and educational institutes.

Women’s College Kolkata Infrastructure Facilities:

Women’s College Kolkata provides many facilities for students which have been listed below:

  • The college has the state of the art auditorium which serves as the venue for seminars, film shows, and cultural events with a capacity to hold a maximum of 150 members.
  • The college has a canteen for the needy students, and there is a committee that watches out the quality of the foods served to the students.
  • The college provides medical assistance to the students, the college has a tie-up with the nearest nursing home to take care of the students in an emergency situation, after taking admission students are automatically registered to the Student’s Health Home, Kolkata. Where they can get medical treatment at a concessional rate. The college covers the insurance policy introduced by the New India Assurance Company Limited. There is a regular health checkup campaign run by the NSS unit for all the students of the college and the students enrolled under Srijan.
  • For economically weak students, the college has a student’s aid fund headed by the principal.
  • The college has a Grievance Redressal Cell which deals with various problems of the teachers, students, and non-teaching staff members. The college has a complaint box to encourage the students to give their feedback to resolve the issues related to the infrastructure and academics.
  • There is a library in Women’s College Kolkata which is located on the 1st floor of the main building of the college. The total carpet area of the main building is 138 sq.mt.

Women’s College Kolkata FAQs:

  1. Is Women’s College Kolkata under a deemed university or a private university?
    - NO, Women’s college Kolkata is under Calcutta university which has been accredited as a B++ grade college by NAAC, Bangalore in the year of 2007.

  2. What are the address and contact information of this college?
    - Address:P-29, Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue Kolkata-700003, Contact info: Phone- 033 2554 4540, 033 2533 2435 Fax- 033 2533-2435 Email- [email protected]yahoo.in/[email protected]

  3. Is there any hostel facility for students?
    - There is no hostel facility for students in this college.

  4. Is there any medical facility for the students of this college?
    - Yes, there is a medical facility for the students who are automatically registered after taking admissions to the Student’s Health Home, Kolkata. Where they can receive medical treatment at the concessional rate.

  5. What courses are available in the postgraduate department?
    - The PG department courses are Bengali, English, Sanskrit, History, Pol. Science, Geography, Food Nutrition, Environmental Science.

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Women's College, Kolkata Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Women’s College Calcutta Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility criteria for admission in the first year of honours / General in BA / BSC are as follows:

Course Eligibility
B.A / B.Sc (History, Pol.Science, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Sociology)
  • 55% marks in the subject or
  • 50% marks in aggregate with 50%marks in the subjects or
  • 55% marks in total when the applicant takes up Hons, in the subject excluded in her past qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied.
B.A(English, Bengali, Hindi)
  • 60% marks in total with 60% marks in the subjects
B.Home Science(Food and Nutrition)
  • 60% marks in total with 60% marks in subject with Chemistry general
  • 60% marks in total with 60% marks in the subject
B.A(Journalism and Mass communication)
  • 50% marks in total with 50% marks in English
  • 50% marks in total with 50% marks in the subject
  • 50% marks in total for the general course

Note: For the candidates under the reserved category (SC / ST) willing to take admission in honours, must have obtained a minimum of 40% marks in total of 40% marks in the subject related to the past examination. (As per government / CU rules).

Women’s College Calcutta PG Admissions in Regular:

The PG department running since 1940. In August 2013 it has got the affiliation from the regular postgraduate course from the University of Calcutta. The Women's College Admission process will be online. The college offers regular PG courses on the following subjects: Bengali, English, Applied Psychology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Food and Nutrition, Geography and History

Course Eligibility
PG (Bengali)
  • There are sixty seats allotted every year in this department.
  • Candidates who have passed B.A examination with Bengali Honours can apply.
  • 60% of seats will be reserved for C.U students only. On the basis of marks obtained in the B.A(Hon.) examination and 40 % of seats will be opened for students of all universities including C.U and admission in these seats will be done by admission test.

Women's College Kolkata PCP Courses Eligibility:

Women's College Kolkata offers a distance course for three different open universities.  The classes are organized by PCP (Personal Contact Program). PCP is normally held in winter break or summer break or on the dates to be notified by the DDE or study centers. Attendance at PCP is compulsory.

Women’s College Calcutta PG Admissions in Distance Education (Vidyasagar University):

Women’s College Calcutta is recognized under the “Study Center of Vidyasagar University”. Students from this college and other colleges can also apply for PG in distance education for different departments. Students can take admission in the following courses:

Course Eligibility
M.Com. / M.A (Bengali, English, History, Pol. Science, Sanskrit)
  • Candidate should have Hons. / Spl.Hons. / 3 year general graduate /3 year pass graduate with a minimum of 300 marks in the subject concerned.
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Honours / Major in the relevant subject.

Women’s College Calcutta PG Admissions in Distance Education (Netaji Subhash Open University):

 Women’s College Kolkata is one of the Study Centers of “Netaji Subhas Open University”. The students from this school and other universities get a chance to study here at the Post Graduate level and to obtain a Master’s Degree in various subjects. There are some Diploma and Certification courses available, by which the students may pick their profession. Students may take admissions to the following courses:

Course Eligibility
M.A (History, English, Bengali, Pol.Science, English Language Teaching, Public Administration )
  • The candidate should have completed at least three years of graduate.
Consumer Affairs (Diploma Course)
Post Graduate Diploma Courses (Co-operation Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations and advertising)
M.Sc (Mathematics)
  • The applicant should have completed three years of graduate with Maths
Master Degree in Library & Information Science (MLIS)
  • The candidate Should have a degree of BLIS(Bachelor in Library & Information Science) Degree
Human Rights and Broadcast Journalism (Certificate Course)
  • The candidate Should have a 10+2 certificate.
Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
  • Non-H.S candidate can also apply

Women’s College Calcutta UG / PG Admissions in Distance Education (Indira Gandhi National Open Univesity):

Women’s College, Calcutta has been selected as a Regular Study Center of “Indira Gandhi National Open University( IGNOU)” from the Academic session 2015-16. The Students from this College and different universities get the chance to take admission here in both UG, PG, and different certification courses. Students may take admission to the following courses:

Course Eligibility
B.A and B.Com
  • The Candidate should have completed Intermediate (10+2)
M.Sc in Dietetics and Food Service Management (MSCDFSM)
  • The candidate should have passed B.Sc(Home Science) from a recognized university.
M.A Philosophy
  • The candidate should have completed Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university.
M.A Sociology
M.A Psychology
Master in Social Work
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • The candidate should have completed Bachelor's Degree.
  • The candidate should also have two years of experience in Media.
Certificate in Functional English
  • The applicant should have completed  Intermediate (10+2).

Women’s College Calcutta Admissions:

The College offers various regular as well as distance courses for Honors and general for undergraduate and postgraduate departments. The College has three years of Honours and General Under Graduate Courses in Science and Humanities under the affiliation of the University of Calcutta. 

Admission procedure for UG in Regular / Distance for Honours / General are as follows:

  • The academic session 2019-2020 will start from first July 2019 and end on 30th June 2020. 
  • Application for admission in B.A/B.Sc courses in the session 2019-2020 will be online on the official website of Women’s College Kolkata  (http://www.womenscollegekolkata.in).
  • The application will not be accepted without payment of application fees Rs. 200 for each application.
  • Admission will be done on the basis of Merit. 
  • For the exact admission time table of the college visit the official website.

Admission procedure for PG in Bengali  Regular / Distance for Honours / General are as follows:

  • Candidates who have passed B.A Examination with Bengali Honours from any University can apply.
  • Admission will be held on the Honours syllabus of C.U with multiple choice questions of 100 marks.
  • Reservation of seats as per the CU rule
  • The above rules might be changed if any change would happen in C.U Norms.

Courses and Fees Structure of Women's College, Kolkata

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Women's College, Kolkata Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 7,000
Women's College, Kolkata Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,348
Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6,348
Women's College, Kolkata Education Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time

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


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Address : P-29, Khirode Vidyavinode Avenue, Baghbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700003

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