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

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Literature through Music


Webinar organised by Women's Studies Centre in collaboration with IQAC, Bethune College, Kolkata
Topic : Anatomy is Destiny
Date: 12 July 2020 | Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

View Poster | Register online

Live Interactive Session on the Art and Science of Yoga for Better Health and Happiness

Yoga Webinar  

"Live Interactive Session on the Art and Science of Yoga for Better Health and Happiness"

Yoga session on 6.7.2020 | Time - 5pm-6pm
Organised by - IQAC and NSS unit
Speaker: Dr. Sridip Chatterjee

* This is only for the faculty, students and staff of Bethune College
* 20 students from each department can participate
* For further details contact

Two-day Online Certified Workshop for "Mastering Virtual Classroom Teaching


The UG & PG Department of Mathematics, Bethune College and IQAC, Bethune College organized a Two-day Online Certified Workshop for "Mastering Virtual Classroom Teaching" on the 16th and 18th June, 2020 during the lockdown on the wake of the global pandemic Covid 19. This workshop was organized in collaboration with Classle SKILLNET, a skill development ecosystem working with the National Skill Development Corporation, India.  Read more

IQAC and NSS unit of Bethune college celebrates Sixth World Yoga Day on 21st June, 2020

World Yoga Day 2020  

Dr. Sridip Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Jadavpur University speaks on "Yoga: A Mind-Body Medicine for Positive Health" View in youTube

World Yoga Day 2020 Poster  

Yoga for Health-Yoga at Home

International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June. This year the theme is "Yoga for Health- Yoga at Home". Considering the prevailing situation the United Nations suggested this theme.The NSS Unit of Bethune College celebrates the occasion through the posters prepared by NSS volunteers. These posters depict different asanas and describe their benefits. View posters

College will remain closed up to 31st July 2020 / Online Classes to continue

The College will remain closed up to 31st July 2020. View Notice 

Online Classes and Study Materials

All students of UG SEM2 and SEM4 and PGSEM2 and PGSEM4 are advised to join and continue Online classes provided by the respective Departments immediately. Click here 0nline e-Contents

A drive of Awareness Program of Covid-19 by students of Bethune College

Department of Chemistry has developed Hand Sanitizer

College Notices

Tender Notice

Tender Notice, Memo No. 398/BC dt 15.06.2020

Principal, Bethune College, 181, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata, invite quotations from vendors/ agencies for sanitization of whole college. Vendors have to specify the nature of chemicals used in sanitization and ensure that the sanitize chemicals meet environment friendly standards. Mode of Payment: As per Government rule. The competent vendors must submit documents such as updated trade license, Income Tax returns, PAN, GST, Registration.

Tender/Order will be cancelled if documents found faulty. The last date of submission of quotation is 23.06.2020 with in 11.45am

Forthcoming Events

  • Dr. Sridip Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Jadavpur University will conduct an Interactive live Yoga session on 6.07.2020 from 5PM to 6 PM
  • Department of English in collaboration with IQAC presents a webinar on "Literature through Music" Literature through Music: Rendition of a section of Abhijnanashakuntalam and Kubla Khan on Violin Date : 04 Jul 2020 | Time : 4:00 pm View Poster | Register online

Rabindra Jayanti Celebration 2020

159th Rabindra Jayanti commemorated by Bethune College, Kolkata.
View programme at Bethune College Official Youtube Channel

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

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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