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 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
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.


Admission to 3 year B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) (CBCS) Degree Course for the session 2022-23 under University of Calcutta
Online applications for admission will be received from 18th July, 2022
(from 10 a.m.) to 5th August, 2022 (upto 11.59 p.m.)
through the website :
The eligibility criteria and other details will be published shortly. Visit the website regularly for updated information.
Queries related to B.A./B.Sc. admission may be sent to : 
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Bethune College offers post graduate course in the following subjects:

M.A in Bengali | M.A in English
M.A. / M.Sc in Applied Psychology | M.Sc in Botany |
M.Sc in Pure Mathematics | 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.
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College Notices

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  • 40/BC  31 Jan 2023
    On-line application for B.A./B.Sc. 1st Semester (Hons) Examination, 2022

    On-line application for B.A./B.Sc. 1st Semester (Hons) Examination, 2022 CU on-line application portal open from 30.01.2023 View Details

  • 31/BC  20 Jan 2022
    Republic Day Observation

    Like every year, this year also the Republic Day will be observed in Bethune College premises on 26.01.2023. All the students, teachers and non-teaching staffs are requested to attend the programme and make it a success. View Notice

  • 30/BC  20 Jan 2022

    The College will remain closed from 23.01.2023 to 27.01.2023.  View Details

  • 20/BC  10 Jan 2022

    The College will remain closed on 12.01.2023 on account of "Birthday of Swami Vivekananda".  View Details

  • 382/BC  10 Jan 2022
    PG Admission 2022 : Refund of Admission Fee

    In pursuance of the Memo No. 43-SS(CS/A)/2020 dated 13.08.2020 by The Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, the College Authority will refund the Admission Fee to all applicants who cancelled their admission from PG courses.  View Details

  • 382/BC  21 Dec 2022

    The College will remain closed from 22.12.2022 to 31.12.2022 on account of 'Christmas Vacation' & 01.01.2023 on account of 'New Year's Day'. View Details

Events and Activities

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  • 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

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony

Date : 11 Feb 2023

The Annual Prize distribution ceremony is going to be held on 11 Feb 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.
Topic - An Overview of "Biological Invasions": A Threat to Biodiversity
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Follow the lecture on the official YouTube channel of Bethune College at 5 p.m.  Click Here

Student Satisfaction Survey, NAAC

NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) has endeavoured to conducta Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) the results of which will encompass the accreditation process. 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. Young girls, just out of school, learn to strive for excellence in their chosen fields of study. Alongside traditional methods of teaching-learning, new innovations, such as, audio-visual aids and smart classrooms are followed. 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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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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