Estd. in 1879

Bethune College, a centre for academic excellence and achievement, started its journey in 1879

The Journey


Accredited with A+ in 3rd cycle NAAC, 2023

NIRF Ranking

NIRF India Rankings 2023: College Category
Bethune College, Kolkata, West Bengal

Bethune College secured 78th rank Nationally in NIRF ranking 2023 under College category.   View NIRF Details

DBT Star College

Received financial support under the DBT Star College Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2020 more
NAAC EXIT Meeting 2023

Accredited with A+ in 3rd cycle NAAC

The only Govt. College in West Bengal to be graded A+

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Organized By
Department of Higher Education
Government of West Bengal
Host Institution: Bethune College, Kolkata

Swami Shastrajnananda
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur

Date: 13th September, 2023 Time: 11:30 Am (Registration: From 10:45 Am)
Venue: Bethune College Auditorium

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Admission to B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) (CBCS) Degree Course for the session 2023-24 under University of Calcutta

Online applications for admission will be received from 1st July, 2023 (from 4 p.m.) to 15th July, 2023 (up to 11.59 p.m.) 24x7 through the website:

Visit the above website regularly for updated information.
Queries related to B.A./B.Sc. admission may be sent to :

UG Admission: Document Verification and Commencement of Class  Dated : 28 Jul 2023

UG Admission Information Brochure 2023

UG Admission Notice Dated : 29 Jun 2023

College Prospectus 2023

Please follow the websites for further details and updated information.


Bethune College offers post graduate course in the following subjects

  1. M.A in Bengali
  2. M.A in English
  3. M.Sc in Applied Psychology
  4. M.Sc in Botany
  5. M.Sc in Pure Mathematics
  6. M.Sc in Zoology

For admission to post graduate courses in Bethune College, candidates are requested to follow the M.A/ M.Sc admission related notice in the portal of the University of Calcutta.


PG Admission : Refund of Admission Fees dated 02 Jan 2024 View Details NEW 
Rectified M. Sc Merit list against vacant seats for Zoology - PG Admission Notice 2023 (XVIII) dated 08.12.2023 View Notice NEW
Merit cum Selection List for Bengali - PG Admission Notice (XVII) dated 08.12.2023. View Notice NEW
Selection List for Applied Psychology Zoology and English - PG Admission Notice (XVI) dated 08.12.2023 View Notice NEW
PG Admission Notice 2023 (XV) M. Sc Merit list against vacant seats Dated 07 Dec 2023 View Notice NEW
PG Admission Notice 2023 (XIV) Fresh Application for M.A. in Bengali Dated 06.12.2023 View Notice NEW  
PG Admission Notice 2023 (XIII) Merit list against vacant seats Dated 06.12.2023 View Notice NEW 
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Challans :
Challan 1 for M.Sc. |  ; Challan 2 for MA 2023 
Anti-ragging Forms :   NEW
Affidavit by Student | Affidavit by Parent / Guardian
PG Admission Notice II 2023 dated 11 Sep 2023 View Notice
PG Admission Notice I 2023 dated 25 Aug 2023 View Notice

College Notices

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  • 38-BC 12.02.2024
    College closed on 15 Feb 2024

    The College will remain closed of 15.02.2024 as Holiday on account of "Sports Day", which was held on 20.01.2024

  • 37-BC 12.02.2024
    College closed on 13 and 14 Feb 2024

    The College to remain closed on 13.02.2024 & 14.02.2024 on account of 'Saraswati Puja'.

  • 36-BC 02.02.2024
    B.A./B.Sc. U.G. Semester III, Admit Cards

    B.A./B.Sc. U.G. Semester III, Admit Cards will be distributed on 17.02.2024. Time : 11 a.m. - 2p.m. | Venue : College Office. View Notice

  • 29-BC 02.02.2024
    B.A./B.Sc.2022 Certificate

    B.A./B.Sc.2022 Certificate will distributed from 06.02.2024 to 12.02.2024 except Saturday Time : 12 noon to 3 p.m. View Notice

Events and Activities

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  • 10 Jan 2024
    Ethics and Value Education Lectures 2023-2024

    2nd Lecture : Ethics & Value Education Compulsory Certificate Course 2023-2024 View Flyer [ PDF ]

  • 03 Jan 2024
    One-Day Orientation Programme on UG CCF

    One-Day Orientation Programme on UG CCF (under NEP) Semester I Practical Syllabus Date : 3rd Jan 2024 View Schedule [ PDF ]

  • 373/BC 22 Dec 2023
    Students' Week

    Date : 2nd - 8th January 2024  View Notice and Programme Schedule [ PDF ] 

  • Date : 03 Oct 2023
    Inauguration of the Communicative English Certificate Course

    The Thirty-hours Communicative English Certificate Course fur UG Semester 5 & 6 of academic session 2023-24 will begin on and from Tuesday, 03.10.2023 View Notice  |  View Flyer

Annual Prize Distribution 2022

Painting of Chandramukhi Bose,
the first Principal of Bethune College

On 9.10.2023, a painting of Chandramukhi Bose, the first Principal of Bethune College, by Sri Nirmalendu Mandal, was presented to the college by three illustrious former principals, Prof. (Dr.) Pushpa Mishra, Prof.(Dr.) Manimala Das and Prof.(Dr.Mamata Ray) at a brief ceremony held in the Centenary Hall.  View Gallery

In Search of Elokeshi

International Seminar
Unravelling the Tarakeshwar murder case of 1873
Organised by :
Women's Studies Centre, Bethune College
and Department of Women's Studies, Bethune College

Date : 08 Feb 2024 | Time : 12:30 pm
Venue : Auditorium, Bethune College
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4th Lecture : Ethics & Value Education Compulsory Certificate Course 2023-2024

Speaker :
Smt. Sanjukta Roy, Assistant Professor

Topic : Social Media & Ethics
Date : 31 January 2024
Time : 3 PM
Venue : Centenary Hall |  View Flyer

Awareness on PCOD & Menstrual Health

Awareness on PCOD & Menstrual Health
Organized by Bethune College NSS Unit & Students' Activity Cell
in collaboration with Albert David
Date : 16th Jan 2024 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue : Centenary Hall, Bethune College View Flyer

Why choose Bethune College?

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. Know more

Programmes Offered

Under Graduate Courses Post Graduate Courses

From the Principal's Desk

Dr. Anushila Hazra Bhattacharya
Officer-in-Charge [View Profile]

Bethune College, established in 1879 and the first women's college in Asia, can proudly boast of being the alma mater of some of the most outstanding women in society over the last 143 years, starting with Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu. The institution is a living illustration of the ideals and vision of its founder, John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, and has remained fully committed to the cause of education and empowerment of women. Read more...

Ethics and Value Education Lectures 2023-2024

Inauguration of Ethics and Value Education Compulsory Certificate course 2023-2024 Session on 18th Dec 2023 View Session

Annual College Sports Day 2023

Annual College Sports Day 2023

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Independence Day 2022

Independence Day 2022

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Inaugural session for the "Bratachari Certificate Course"

The inaugural session for the "Bratachari Certificate Course" for the session 2022-23 will be jointly organized by the Bengal Bratachari Society, Kolkata and NSS Unit of the College. The seminar is compulsory for all registered Bratachari students (UG Semester-III) for the session 2022-23. Interested students (UG Semester-III) and faculty members can also join. All NSS members are also requested to attend the program.  View Flyer

Date: 26.08.2021(Friday) | Time: 2:00 P.M. onwards

College Publications
12th August 2022

College Heritage Publications

The IXth Volume of the interdisciplinary journal of the college Heritage was released on 12.8.22 View all College Publications

Covid Poster

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

Bethune College : Virtual Tour

Virtual Campus 360° Tour

Explore Bethune College Campus

Our Achievers

Some of our eminent achievers

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They Make Us Proud

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Illustrious Alumna

Illustrious Alumna of Bethune College, Kolkata 19th century- 20th century

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