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

John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

( 1801-1851 )

From the Principal's Desk

Bethune College Principal : Dr. Krishna Roy


To a large measure, Bethune College, Kolkata owes it's stellar reputation to the fact of its long association with generations of educated, enlightened and empowered women excelling in all spheres of life. This college has been a flagship in the journey of Higher Education, being the first women's college in Asia.
It is my pleasure to have been asked to head Bethune College, which I consider to be an acknowledgement and appreciation of my capabilities as an academic and administrator.  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. Today women are leaders who epitomise the human values of caring, sharing and re-building societies sans stress and violence. The College provides literary and scientific education as well as empowers the students to be honest citizens of the nation. Read more

Bethune College secured 50th rank nationally in NIRF ranking 2019 under college category. View Certificate

Seminar on International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day 2020  

Date: 20th February, 2020 | Inauguration: 12:00 Noon.

Seminar on "Environment: Issues for Concern"

Environment: Issues for Concern" on 24th February, 2020  

Department of Higher Education Govt. of West Bengal Sponsored
Seminar on "Environment: Issues for Concern" on 24th February, 2020 from 10.30 AM at Bethune College Auditorium

View Programme Schedule and Registration Form

Tech Talks

Tech Talks  

One-day competitive student seminar - Dept. of Computer Science View Poster

College Notices

Forthcoming Events

40th Annual National Conference

40th Annual National Conference
of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) View Details

Zee 24 Ghanta Academic Excellence Award 2019

Zee 24 Ghanta Academic Excellence Award 2019  

Bethune College receives the Zee 24 Ghanta Academic Excellence Award 2019


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

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