Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College
John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

( 1801-1851 )

New Certificate Course in Ethics and Values

Ethics and Values Second Lecture


The second lecture of the 30-hour lecture series (ONLINE) of the Certificate Course in Ethics and Value Education for UG First Year (Sem 1 and Sem2) students will be delivered by Dr. Gopa Gupta, Former Head of the Department, Department of Philosophy, Bethune College on 25th February, 2021, Thursday from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Students must have a minimum of 60% attendance besides qualifying at the end of the course exam for receiving a certificate.
All departmental heads are requested to assign one teacher from their department with the responsibility of monitoring students' attendance

All departments are requested to inform concerned students accordingly.
All teachers are requested to attend the same.
Registration link will be provided soon

New Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2021

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2021


Total Fees Rs. 2400/- (payable in 2 instalments @1200/- each). The first 1200/- may be paid in two instalments @ 600/- each.
A need based Computer Training for Science & Humanities Group separately. Conducted by : WEBEL (A Govt. of West Bengal Undertaking) - WIL Division.

Payment Link for COMPUTER Training :

From the Principal's Desk

Bethune College Principal : Dr. Krishna Roy


Bethune College, Kolkata, holds the singular distinction of being Asia's first women's college and this unique position is due to its glorious past and continuous association with women's education, societal struggles and their empowerment. In the field of Higher Education this is a rare achievement as this institution has been the forerunner amongst other educational institutions

I consider this an acknowledgment of my administrative capabilities and able leadership that I was offered and have taken up the position of Principal of Bethune College, with much anticipation and great pleasure.
It is necessary to reiterate that Bethune College is Asia's first women's college and this fact has many implications in view of its continuing success in the field of Higher education today. Read more

Bethune College

"Vidya Vindatey Amritam"
Knowledge Provides Immortal Bliss.

Established in 1879, Bethune College ushered in, for the women of the nineteenth century, a new era of enlightenment and edification through education. This is a Government College under the aegis of the Department of Higher Education, West Bengal. Accredited in 2006 with the 'A' grade and having acquired the coveted status of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by UGC and recognised by DST-FIST. Bethune College has celebrated 135 long years of tireless striving for knowledge which enriches the mind and ennobles the soul. The mission of the College has always been the development of a complete woman. Bethune College is committed to the cause of empowerment of women from all sectors including those who are socially and economically deprived through access to higher education enabling them to transform into intellectually vibrant, socially responsible, self-reliant women. Read more




A number of publications namely

  • AALAP 2020 (In retrospect and in perspective);



were formally released by the Principal Prof. Krishna Roy on 22nd December 2020

College Notices

Mini Book Fair

Mini Book Fair


Venue : Centenary Hall, Kadambini Bhavan
Date : 18th and 19th February, 2021
Time : 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

NSS Outreach Programme


The NSS Unit of Bethune College organized a programme on 15th December,2020. It was held in Centenary Hall of Kadambini Bhaban. Keeping in mind the Covid situation two representatives from Nalta Arindam Society which has an orphanage situated in Dumdum Cantonment area were invited. Old but usable clothes were handed over to them so that they can distribute these clothes among needy people.Around 50 children live there. Some food items like cake, chocolate etc were sent for their refreshments

College Campus

Public Awareness Programme on Women's Health

Herbarium Workshop 23 Dec 2020


Department of Botany, Bethune College organizes 'Virtual Workshop on Herbarium Techniques' in collaboration with Central National Herbarium & ENVIS Resource partner on Biodiversity, Botanical Survey of India, Howrah under DBT Star College Scheme on 23rd December at 10 am. View Flyer

Inauguration of NAAC room

Inauguration of NAAC room


Inauguration of NAAC room at the vertical extension of Kadambini Bhavan by Principal Prof. Krishna Roy

Inauguration of Alumna room

Forthcoming Events

  • Department of Botany, Bethune College organizes 'Virtual Workshop on Herbarium Techniques' in collaboration with Central National Herbarium & ENVIS Resource partner on Biodiversity, Botanical Survey of India, Howrah under DBT Star College Scheme on 23rd December at 10 am. View Flyer.
  • 9th Bethune College Tuesday Lecture, organised by IQAC, Bethune College, will be delivered by Dr. Anasua Datta, Department of History, on 15th December 2020. Topic: Sound of Gunshots and Smell of Gunpowder in Bengal Sky: 1857-1900. The lecture will be uploaded on the official Youtube channel of Bethune College at 5 p.m. All are requested to visit the channel.

Tender Notice

No. 111/BC  Date : 26 Nov 2020
Principal, Bethune College, 181, Bethune Sarani, Kolkata, invites sealed quotations from vendors / agencies for providing support for-re-structuring of Bethune College Website . View tender

Addendum to Tender  Date : 25 Nov 020
Please note that Computers, Laptop, Printers, Copiers, LCD projectors and related accessories has to be purchased through GEM portal as per Govt. notification.
Interested vendors are requested to register in GEM portal.

View all tenders

College Publications Release

Four college publications, namely, Adiganta, the college magazine dedicated to Pt Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Heritage Vol VI, the peer reviewed journal of Bethune College, the first Newsletter of Bethune College and a Report of Webinar Series (June-September 2020) were formally released by the Principal, Prof Krishna Roy on December 15, 2020.

Admission 2020

PG Admission 2020-21 New


MERIT LISTS (17 Jan 2021) :
Botany-PG-Phase 3 Merit List | Zoology PG Phase 3 Merit List | Pure Math PG Phase 3 Merit List

PG Sem1 Admission Notice Phase3-2020 | Declaration format Phase 3  | Challan 1-MSc

PG Phase III Important-dates - 15 Jan 2021

MERIT LISTS (12 Jan 2021)
PG Admission Bengali Phase 3 | PG Admission English Phase 3 |
Phase3 PG-Sem1 Admission Notice for MA  | Declaration Format of Phase-3 | Challan1 for MA

PG Phase-III Admission Notice-2021 | PG Phase III Vacant Seats | PG Phase III Admission Notice - Important Dates

Provisional Admission from Phase 2 selection Lists (for both Part A & Part B Candidates) | Challan1 for MA | Challan1 M.Sc.

Provisional Admission from 1st Selection List (for Part A Candidates only)
Part B PG Admission Notice 1st Merit List | Challan1 for MA | Challan1 M.Sc.

For PG Admission at Bethune College in the subjects ( English, Bengali, Applied Psychology, Zoology, Botany & Pure Mathematics, for the session 2020-2022 ), please follow Calcutta University Website
View CU notice | Courses and Fees Structure | PG Admission Schedule

UG Admission 2020-21

Dated : 09 Nov 2020

Important Instructions for Confirmation/ Cancellation of Admission, Refund of Admission Fee against cancellation and Payment of CU Registration Fee

Dated : 13 Aug 2020

Waiver of Application Fee for online application

In compliance with the Memo No. 43-SS(CS/A)/2020 dated 13.08.2020 issued by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal, the applicants for admission to the B.A./B.Sc. courses for the Academic session 2020-21 in Bethune College henceforth need not pay any Application Fee during online application. The above waiver of fee will be enforced with immediate effect.

Reopening of online Application portal for UG courses for the Session 2019-20

Refund of Application Fee and Admission Fee

Bethune College UG Information Brochure 2020

Bethune College UG Admission Notice

Applications will be received online through the following website:


Felicitation on Kanyashree Day

On the basis of performance for the implementation of Kanyashree Prakalpa during 2019-2020, Bethune College has seen selected as one of the best performing colleges under DPMU, Kolkata.
The college will be felicitated on Kanyashree Day 2020 at the State Level Celebration at Rabindra Sadan on 14th Aug 2020. View letter | View Photos

Initiatives towards COVID-19

Online Counseling for students, faculty and staff of Bethune College is available every day between 11am to 12noon and 9 to 10pm

Mental Health & Well-Being of Students during and after COVID-19 outbreak

Our Achievers View all

They Make Us Proud View all


Prof. Mamata Roy


Prof. Mamata Ray (Chaudhuri) is holding the prestigious post of the The Vice Chairman (Academic), State Council of H.E., West Bengal since 1 Oct 2019