Bethune College, Kolkata

Facts
  • Name of the Institution : Bethune College, Kolkata
  • Accreditation/Affiliation : University of Calcutta
  • Location : Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Type : Arts and Science
  • Established Year : 1879
  • Courses : B.A (Honors and General) B.Sc. (Honors and General)
  • Admission : Admission Forms are generally available -
    From the first week of June
    Duly filled forms are accepted only online at the college’s website:www.bethuneadmissions.ac.in Students need to produce the print out of the filled up form along with the pay slip for application fee.
    Students need to appear for an admission test.
    [22% seats are reserved for SC candidates and 6% seats are reserved for ST candidates]
  • Eligibility : Minimum cut off percentage required for different subjects are as follows:
    English – 70% in aggregate with 60% in English(A) or 75% in English (B).
    Bengali – 60 % in aggregate with 60% in Bengali.
    Political Science – 60% in aggregate with 55% in English (for Higher Secondary-West Bengal board) or 60% in English (for other boards)
    History – 60% in aggregate with 55% in English or Bengali
    Economics – 65% in aggregate with 60% in English and 65% in Mathematics
    Psychology – 65% in aggregate with 65% in English
    Sanskrit- 50% in aggregate with 50% in Sanskrit
    Philosophy – 55% in aggregate with 55% in English or Bengali
    Physics- 65% in aggregate with 65% in Mathematics and 70% in Physics
    Chemistry – 70% in aggregate with 505 in English, 60% Maths and 70% in Chemistry
    Computer Science – 65% in aggregate with 50% in English and 65% in Physics
    Mathematics – 65% in aggregate with 70% in Maths
    Zoology – 65% in aggregate with 65% in Biology, 55% in both English and Chemistry
    Botany – 60% in aggregate with 50% in English, 65% in Biology and 55% in Chemistry
    [SC/ST applicants need to secure a minimum of 40% in aggregate and 40% in the subject]
  • Website : www.bethunecollege.ac.in

Bethune College, Kolkata, established in 1879, is the first women’s’ college in India. The college achieved an award of the “College with Potential foe Excellence” by UGC-CPE. The institution also got “A” level accreditation by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The founder, John Eliot Drinkwater Bethune was himself a graduate from Trinity College and Cambridge and had a leading role in promoting women’s education in India.

The college offers financial aids through its own Students’ Aid Fund generally in the form of waiving of tuition fees, book grants, and so on. There are also several Endowment Funds, created by well wishers of the college, which offer stipends to the meritorious and needy students.

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