Estd. in 1879

First Women's College in Asia



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.


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

Our Achievers


Chirayata Chakraborty

Department of English

Chirayata Chakraborty of Department of English (2020) won the Tagore Award for Translated Fiction from Bengali(2021). She received the Second Prize for her translation of Yashodhara Ray Chaudhuri's short story The Man and The Tree .


Rishita Sengupta, Ahona Bose and Sreejita Chakraborty

Department of Computer Science

Three bright students of Semester-6 of Department of Computer Science has won the 3rd Prize in the Science Model Presentation Event (College Division) in Bijnan O Prajukti Mela organized by S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences. They are thoroughly being appreciated for their project on Solar Irrigation System. The Solar Irrigation system helps in preventing water wastage by irrigating the crops exactly as per the water requirements of the crops. The Solar Irrigation System uses sensors to measure the moisture level in the soil. If the moisture level is below the Soil moisture ratio requirement of the crops, it activates water pumps that supply water to the field to exactly meet the requirement. This whole automatic system is Solar powered thus using a greener energy source.


Soumashree Mukherjee

Department of English

Soumashree Mukherjee (UG Sem 4) is an exceptionally talented girl who has made the college proud through her academic and co-curricular achievements. She won the Undergraduate Heldrich-Dvorak Travel Fellowship Award for her research paper titled "Aftertaste of Apocalypse: Fragmenting the Dystopia in The Umbrella Academy" presented at the 42nd International Annual Conference of Southwest Popular/American Cultural Association in February 2021. Her "Three Poems: Letter to Alfred", Blind, and tippy-ti-tie" was selected for presentation in the Creative Writing session of the same conference. She also presented a paper titled "The Reality of Unfelt Feelings: Exploring the Role of Postmemory in Reception" at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Postmemory and the Contemporary World organized by Inmind Support, Gdansk, Poland in February 2021. Soumashree's book of poetry The Dusk Between Our Dawns was published by Amazon in March 2020.
Soumashree is the Deputy Head of Literary Affairs and Literary Club of Bethune College. Besides she has the experience of working with Power Publishers and Motion Pictures as a writer, translator, editor, reviewer, script-writer, song-writer and singer. Currently she is working with White Falcon Publishers and SPRINTUPSC. Her performance in cultural programmes in the college, intra-college and inter-college competitions has been remarkable. She came third in AALAP western vocals, 2020. She is also the singer and lyricist of the song 'Run into You', produced by Krish Hart which is available on all major streaming platforms.


Kirtika Surolia

Department of Hindi

Kirtika Surolia, presently studying in the Department of Hindi is a brilliant student both culturally and institutionally. She is the recipient of Nalini Das Silver Medal, 2021 for her all round performance in the institution as well as in her social purview. She has received laurels and her expertise in language, both in Hindi and English has been a matter of joy for her teachers and inspiration for her juniors. From 2018 onwards Kirtika has won numerous prizes in different fields like creative writing, recitation, poster painting, quiz contest, digital skills. She has been the content writer, S.E.O Creator and Blogger with high expertise. She has created more than 200+ ads post for various brands, written 500+ articles for companies, agencies and websites and worked with 7+ companies, handled first-hand 30+ client companies. She has been avidly conjoined with many social services, worked with "Chariot" (Dhruv Agarwal's Foundation) to create awareness about Emotional Health and Wellness among socially weaker sections and joined WAO(We Are One) NGO for the same cause to create awareness about mental health and wellness.


Anushka Chatterjee

Department of Zoology

Anushka is a gem of Department of Zoology. She is not only one of the best performing students of the department; she is popular for her writing in many areas. Her short story named "Homecoming" got published in an anthology - Beautiful Minds-An anthology of creative writings (Levant Books,india), published in February 2020. Participated in "Write your heart out" contest by notion press publishing house (May 2020). A short story named "a tale untold" written by her got published in an anthology - pause, volume 2 Notion press publishing house (Date of publication: 15th july. 2020). She is one of the 20 winners of short story writing competition organised by author Devanshi Sharma (July, 2020). She is also one of the winners of online short story writing competition by Mithaas Services (December, 2020). Her short story for the same will be published in an anthology by Mithaas Services soon. She has been selected for the summer institute, 2021, a 2-week creative writing workshop by International Writing Programme, the University of Iowa.

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Illustrious Alumna

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