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

John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune

( 1801-1851 )

From the Principal's Desk

Bethune College Principal : Dr. Krishna Roy


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.
It is necessary to reiterate that Bethune College is Asia's first women's college and this fact has many implications in view of its continuing success in the field of Higher education today. 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. Read more


Calcutta University Examination 2020

Under Graduate (1+1+1 system) and Post-Graduate (CBCS system, 4th Sem) Final Year Examination 2020 B.A./B.Sc. (Honours), will be conducted by On-line mode.

The duration of the examination is two hours. The university may consider to give extra half an hour, for downloading the question paper and uploading the answer script.

The Question Papers of UG Final Year Examination, 2020 of CU will accessible and can be downloaded from the below mentioned Websites of CU: / /

The same Question Papers will also be available from our College Website


College Notices

Independence Day Celebration


Like every year, Independence Day was celebrated by Bethune College on 15th August, 2020  View Schedule | View Video on YouTube

Tender Notice

Tender Notice No. 463/BC  Date : 17.07.2020

Principal, Bethune College invites Quotations from reputed vendors/agencies for development and implementation of Software for UG Online Admission for B.A./B.Sc. courses for the session 2020-21. Credentials from other reputed institutions on similar kind of job. View Tender

Last Date of Submission : 23/07/2020 (6 p.m.)

College Library Books

All students of UG III (1+1+1 Annual System) and PG Sem 4 (CBCS) are hereby notified to return the college library books (both Central & Seminar libraries) in their possession before collecting their marksheets from the college office.

Forthcoming Events

  • 21 Sep 2020 : An overview of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. 1989. Organised by : Backward Class Cell in collaboration with IQAC, Bethune College, Kolkata View Flyer | Registration
  • 18 Sep 2020 : Inauguration of DBT Star College Scheme at Bethune College, Kolkata View Flyer | Registration

College Campus

Admission 2020

Dated : 13.08.2020

Waiver of Application Fee for online application

In compliance with the Memo No. 43-SS(CS/A)/2020 dated 13.08.2020 issued by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal, the applicants for admission to the B.A./B.Sc. courses for the Academic session 2020-21 in Bethune College henceforth need not pay any Application Fee during online application. The above waiver of fee will be enforced with immediate effect.

Bethune College UG Information Brochure 2020

Bethune College UG Admission Notice

Applications will be received online from 10.08.2020 (11 a.m. onwards) to 21.08.2020 (up to 8 p.m.) through the following website:


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. View letter | View Photos

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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Prof. Mamata Roy


Prof. Mamata Ray (Chaudhuri) is holding the prestigious post of the The Vice Chairman (Academic), State Council of H.E., West Bengal since 1 Oct 2019