- Name of the Institution : Basanti Devi College
- Accreditation/Affiliation : University of Calcutta
- Location : Kolkata, West Bengal
- Type : Arts, Commerce and Science
- Established Year : 1959
- Departments : English, Philosophy, Bengali, History, Sanskrit, Pol. Science, Education, Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Accountancy.
- Admission :Admission Forms are generally available – From the college office In the first week of June
- Website :http://basantidevicollege.org
Basanti Devi College is the first government sponsored college in Kolkata under the scheme of 2F of the UGC, established in the year 1959. The college has been named in honor of the great freedom fighter, Basanti Devi, the first lady to face imprisonment under the British regime during the war of independence. This premier college located in the heart of south Kolkata admits students from both urban and rural areas.
Apart from education by good academicians, the college also imparts social values and importance of teamwork to the students. The college organizes group activities and events like Seminars, Sports, Annual College Social, Rabindra Jayanti, and other such socio-cultural and academic activities. The college also has several ongoing research projects (minor) under ICSSR and UGC and three major research projects. The college has a large body of successful alumni.