Estd. in 1879

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

The Journey

Accreditation

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.

    UG ADMISSION 2022

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 :  www.bethuneadmissions.ac.in
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 : bethunecollegeadmission@gmail.com 
 
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College Notices

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  • 229/BC 02 Aug 2022
    B.A./B.Sc. Part - III 2020 Certificates

    B.A./B.Sc. Part -III 2020 Certificate will be distributed from 10.08.2022 to 20.08.2022 except Saturday and Sunday.
    Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.

  • 211/BC 11 July 2022
    B.A/B.Sc. Semester II, Admit Cards

    B.A/B.Sc. Semester II, Admit Cards will be distributed from 12.07.2022-B.A. ; 13.07.2022-B.Sc. : 12 Noon - 3 P.M.

  • 08 July 2022
    Celebration of Birthday of J.E.D. Bethune

    The birthday of Bethune will be celebrated on 12th July 2022 commemorating Bethune's 175th year of arrival in India. View Invitation | View Notice

  • 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.

Events and Activities

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  • Date : 06 Aug 2022
    Bethune College Hostel Innaguration

    Bethune College Hostel will be inaugurated on 6th August, 2022 at 12.00 noon.
    It will be inaugurated by Bethune College Governing Body President, Dr. Shashi Panja, Honourable Minister, Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal.

  • Date : 12 Jul 2022
    Celebration of Birthday of J.E.D. Bethune

    The birthday of Bethune will be celebrated on 12th July 2022 commemorating Bethune's 175th year of arrival in India. View Invitation

Annual Prize Distribution 2022


Education Eminence 2022

Bethune College Hostel Inauguration

Date : 06 Aug 2022

Bethune College Hostel was inaugurated on 6th August, 2022 at 12.00 noon.
It was inaugurated by Bethune College Governing Body President, Dr. Shashi Panja, Honourable Minister, Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal.
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 External Academic and Administrative Audit

Date: 29 July, 2022
Organised by : BETHUNE COLLEGE Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Experts:

  • Swami Shastrajnananda
    Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha
    Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, Howrah
  • Sri Debashish Biswas
     
    IC, University of Calcutta
  • Dr. Samrat Bhattacharya
    IQAC Coordinator, Scottish Church College
  • Dr. Ratnaboli Banerjee
    Former Jt. Secretary, UGC-ERO

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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. 


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,

I consider this an acknowledgment of my administrative capabilities and able leadership that I was offered and have taken up the position of Principal of Bethune College, with much anticipation and great pleasure. 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

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

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Education World Ranking 2022-23

EW India Non-Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2022-23

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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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