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

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


NIRF Ranking

Bethune College has been placed in the 74th position in the College Category in NIRF ranking (2022). 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
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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College Notices

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  • 158-BC 15 May 2023
    On-line application submission for B.A./B.Sc. Sem-VI (Hons)Examination, 2023.

    On-line application submission for B.A./B.Sc. Sem-VI (Hons)Examination, 2023. CU on-line application portal open from 24.05.2023. View Notice

  • 157-BC 15 May 2023
    Review & RTI, for B.A./ B.Sc. (Hons.) SEM V dates

    Review & RTI, for B.A./ B.Sc. (Hons.) SEM V will commence from 16.05.2023 to 23.05.2023 (Time: 12.00-3.00) from College Office (except Saturday). View Notice

  • 154-BC 10 May 2023
    College Office Library and all Departments will remain closed on the following dates

    During the Summer Vacation from 11.05.2023 to 29.06.2023 (both days
    inclusive ) the College Office Library and all Departments will remain closed on the following dates: View Notice

Events and Activities

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  • Date : 23 Feb 2023
    Seminar on National Education Policy (NEP)

    The Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Bethune College is organising a seminar on National Education Policy (NEP) for College teachers on 23rd February, 2023 from 12 noon at the Centenary Hall. The speaker is Shri Debashish Biswas, Inspector of Colleges, University of Calcutta.

  • Date : 11 Feb 2023
    Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2023

    The Annual Prize distribution ceremony is going to be held on 11 Feb 2023

  • Date : 10 Jan 2023
    23rd Bethune College Tuesday Lecture

    23rd Bethune College Tuesday Lecture, organized by IQAC, Bethune College, will be delivered by Dr. Seemanti Chatterjee, Department of Zoology, on 10th January 2023. View Flyer | Click Here

Annual Prize Distribution 2022

Education Eminence 2022

Our Students: Scaling new heights

Date : 30 May 2023 |
Time: 11:00 A.M - 1:30 P.M |
Online Platform : Google Meet |

Organised by : Career Counselling Cell and IQAC in association with P.G. and U.G. Department of Botany
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Topic: Academical Exploration with Philosophy

Date : 22.05.2023 |
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M |
Venue : Gallery 5, Vidyasagar Bhawan |

Career Counselling Seminar Organised by : Department of Philosophy in association with IQAC and Career Counselling Cell
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Topic: Scopes of Studying chemistry in other Countries

Date: 20.05.2023 |
Time: 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. |
Online Platform : Google Meet |

Career Counselling Webinar Organised by : Department of Chemistry in association with IQAC and Career Counselling Cell
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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

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From the Principal's Desk

Dr. Anushila Hazra Bhattacharya
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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 2022-2023

Inauguration of Ethics and Value Education Compulsory Certificate course 2022-203 Session on 13th Dec 2022 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

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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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