Estd. in 1879

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

The Journey


Reaccredited at the 'A' Level by NAAC
(Cycle 2), 2015


NIRF Ranking

Bethune College has been placed in the 77th position in the College Category in NIRF ranking (2021). It is the only Government College from West Bengal to feature among the first hundred colleges in the country

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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
The College owes its origin to John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune (1801-1851). The college respectfully remembers the momentous occasion of his 175th Year of arrival at Kolkata.       Bethune College pays homage to Sarala Devi Chaudhurani (1872-1945), Educationist, Social and Political Activist, and our illustrious alumna, on her 150th Birth Anniversary.

College Notices

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  • 29 June 2022
    Rescheduling of the UG and PG examinations dated 30th June, 2022

    On the occasion of 'Hul Diwas' -, all undergraduate examinations scheduled on 30th June have been rescheduled on 4th August, 2022. View Notice.

  • 182/BC 10 June 2022
    On-line application submission for B.A./B.Sc. Sem-ll (Hons) Examination, 2022

    On-line application submission for B.A./B.Sc. Sem-ll (Hons) Examination, 2022. CU on-line application portal open from 14.06.2022 View Notice

  • 181/BC 10 June 2022
    On-line application submission for B.A./B.Sc. Sem-lV (Hons) Examination, 2022

    On-line application submission for B.A./B.Sc. Sem-lV (Hons) Examination, 2022. CU on-line application portal open from 14.06.2022 View Notice

Events and Activities

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  • Date : 26 Apr 2022
    20th Bethune College Tuesday Lecture

    20th Bethune College Tuesday Lecture, organized by IQAC, Bethune College, will be delivered by Dr. Gautam Bandyopadhyay, Department of Chemistry, on 26th April 2022, View Flyer

  • 68/BC  Date : 04 Mar 2022
    NSS special Camp for the session 2021-22

    NSS special Camp for the session 2021-22 is going to be organised by the NSS unit of the college from 08.03.2022 to 14.03.2022 for the UG Semester IV NSS volunteers View Details | View Gallery

Annual Prize Distribution 2022

Education Eminence 2022

আমন্ত্রণ পত্ৰ

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মাননীয় মহাশয়/মহাশয়া,

আগামী ১৬ জুন, ২০২২, বৃহস্পতিবার, বিকাল ৩টায় বেথুন কলেজের কাদম্বিনী ভবনের শতবার্ষিকী কক্ষে ডাক্তার কাদম্বিনী গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়- এর জীবন ও সমকালের উপর লিখিত 'প্রথমা' গ্রন্থটি প্রকাশিত হবে। এই উপলক্ষে একটি মনোজ্ঞ অনুষ্ঠানের আয়োজন করা হয়েছে। আয়োজক বেথুন কলেজ সম্মিলনী ও প্রকাশক বি.বি. কুণ্ডু গ্র্যান্ড সন্স। View Invitation | View Gallery

Lecture on World Environment Day 2022

Date: 06 Jun 2022
Organised by : Department of Zoology under DBT Star College Scheme View Flyer

Education World Ranking 2022-23

EW India Non-Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2022-23 View Ranking Online | View State Ranking [PDF]

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

Prof. Dr. Krishna Roy [View Profile]

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, Read more...

Ethics and Value Education 2022

Inauguration of Ethics and Value Education Compulsory Certificate course 2022 on 9th March, 2022 View Gallery

Annual College Sports Day 2022

Annual College Sports Day 2022

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Bethune College : Virtual Tour

Virtual Campus 360° Tour

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Poster Making and Essay Writting Competition

Bethune College collaborates with Sister Nivedita University

Bethune College collaborates with Sister Nivedita University, Department of Hospitality and Tourism on 21st April, 2021 View Gallery

College Publications
22nd December 2020

College Publications

 A number of publications namely AALAP 2020 (In retrospect and in perspective), VOICES BEYOND SILENCE: ISSUES AND INSIGHTS and two proceedings of seminars on ENVIRONMENT: ISSUES AND CONCERNS, and CAREER COUNSELING AND SOFTSKILL DEVELOPMENT were formally released by the Principal Prof. Krishna Roy on 22nd December 2020 View all College Publications

Kanyashree Day

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. 

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

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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