Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College
John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

( 1801-1851 )

College Notices

  • The Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of Bethune College will be held on 30.1.2016. View Gallery
  • Annual Reunion of Bethune College Alumni will be held on 29th January, 2016. View Gallery
  • Annual Sports of Bethune College was held on 18.12.2015 and 19.12.2015. Renowned Sports personality and journalist Sri Deep Dasgupta graced the occasion and gave away prizes to the winners.
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  • College Fest 'Aalaap' was held on December 11, 2015. View Gallery
  • The Second Volume of the Peer Reviewed Journal of Bethune College, HERITAGE, was formally inaugurated on 06.10.2015 by Professor Swagata Sen, the Hon'ble Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) of Calcutta University...;

Academic Notices

  • B.A./B.Sc. Part-II Test Examination will be held during 1st - 3rd February, 2016 (Honours Theory Papers) and 5th - 9th February, 2016 (General Theory Papers).
  • Practical Examinations of B.Sc. Part-II Test will be held during 10th - 15th February, 2016 (Honours) and 17th - 23rd February, 2016 (General).
  • The Result of Part-II Test Examination will be published on 01.03.2016.
  • B.A./B.Sc. Part-I Test Examination will be held during 2nd - 4th March, 2016 (Honours Theory Papers) and 8th - 12th March, 2016 (General Theory Papers).
  • Practical Examinations of B.Sc. Part-I Testwill be held during 14th - 17th March, 2016 (Honours).
  • The Result of Part-I Test Examination will be published on 22.03.2016

From the Principal's Desk



The decades of 1980s and 1990s saw a rising awareness about the vital role that women's empowerment plays in the holistic development of a country. Incentivising women's higher education became a policy agenda for many developing nations. India also has taken various formal steps to enhance women's visibility in different walks of life with much success in the arena of education. Read more

Bethune College

"Vidya Vindatey Amritam"
Knowledge Provides Immortal Bliss.

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. The mission of the College has always been the development of a complete woman. Bethune College is committed to the cause of empowerment of women from all sectors including those who are socially and economically deprived through access to higher education enabling them to transform into intellectually vibrant, socially responsible, self-reliant women. Today women are leaders who epitomise the human values of caring, sharing and re-building societies sans stress and violence. The College provides literary and scientific education as well as empowers the students to be honest citizens of the nation. Read more