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


Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020

Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020, a collection of essays, poems and experiences documenting six months of lockdown owing to Covid 19, published by IQAC, Bethune College, was formally released by the Principal, Professor Krishna Roy on 17/10/2020.

Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020
Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020
Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020
Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020


Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020
Prohor Punthi : Atimari 2020

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. 104/BC  Date : 17.10.2020

Online quotations from vendors/agencies for supplying chemicals, glass goods, books, journals, instruments, computer accessories, pendrive, contingency articles etc for the financial year 2020-2021. View Tender

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

PG Admission 2020-21

For PG Admission at Bethune College in the subjects ( English, Bengali, Applied Psychology, Zoology, Botany & Pure Mathematics, for the session 2020-2022 ), please follow Calcutta University Website for PG
Admission. View CU notice

UG Admission 2020-21

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.

Reopening of online Application portal for UG courses for the Session 2019-20

Refund of Application Fee and Admission Fee

Bethune College UG Information Brochure 2020

Bethune College UG Admission Notice

Applications will be received online 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