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


To a large measure, Bethune College, Kolkata owes it's stellar reputation to the fact of its long association with generations of educated, enlightened and empowered women excelling in all spheres of life. This college has been a flagship in the journey of Higher Education, being the first women's college in Asia.
It is my pleasure to have been asked to head Bethune College, which I consider to be an acknowledgement and appreciation of my capabilities as an academic and administrator.  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

Bethune College secured 50th rank nationally in NIRF ranking 2019 under college category. View Certificate

Smt. Tandra Gangopadhyay

Smt. Tandra Gangopadhyay  

We fondly remember our beloved senior colleague Smt. Tandra Gangopadhyay, a sincere teacher and Head of the Department of Philosophy who left us for her heavenly abode on 5th March 2020.
Rest in Peace

College will remain closed from 16th March 2020 to 14th April 2020 / Online Classes to continue

The College will remain closed from 16th March 2020 to 14th April 2020.Thus all classes, examinations, seminars, workshops, cultural programmes etc remain suspended from 1st April 2020 to 14th April 2020 

Online Classes and Study Materials

All students of UG SEM2 and SEM4 and PGSEM2 and PGSEM4 are advised to join and continue Online classes provided by the respective Departments immediately. Click here 0nline e-Conents

Department of Chemistry has developed Hand Sanitizer

College Notices

Forthcoming Events

  • Call for Paper : Papers are invited for post seminar publication in edited volume with reputed publisher with ISBN Number.. View Details
  • 20 March 2020 : Department of Women's Studies and Women's Studies Centre, Bethune College jointly present a One Day State Level Seminar, sponsored by Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, on 'Women: At Home and in the World' from 10.30 a.m. Onwards. View Invitation and Schedule
  • 25th and 26th March 2020 : A Two-Day Orientation Program for the Curriculum of Fourth Semester in UG Psychology (under CBCS) 2020: Organized by Department of Psychology, Bethune College, Kolkata, West Bengal, in collaboration with Under Graduate Board of Studies in Psychology, University of Calcutta & Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Bethune College. View Details

40th Annual National Conference

40th Annual National Conference
of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) View Details

Zee 24 Ghanta Academic Excellence Award 2019

Zee 24 Ghanta Academic Excellence Award 2019  

Bethune College receives the Zee 24 Ghanta Academic Excellence Award 2019


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

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