The Library has developed together with the college as an
indispensable part of the entire college. The location of the
Library has been changed a number of times. Initially the
college library was situated in the Bethune School Hall.
The Library has a rich collection of about 1,00,000 (one lakh) books and journals. These include some rare and priceless books and journals. About 1100 new books are added every year. There are separate libraries for Science and Humanities to provide better accommodation and convenience. Each department has its own Departmental library too.. Know More...
The Bratachari movement was a movement for spiritual and social improvement in India initiated by Gurusaday Dutt in 1932. It was a comprehensive programme of physical, mental, and intellectual culture, based on folk traditions through physical exercise, art, dance, drama, music, singing and social service. The Bratacharis undertake to perform good deeds, strengthen fellowship and develop the mind and body through dance Know More
Computer Training (by WBEIDC Ltd.)
Webel (WBEIDC) is the nodal agency of the Government of West Bengal for developing Information Technology, Electronics and ITES industries in the State and creating value for the citizens. WBEIDC Ltd., a Government of West Bengal Undertaking, is the IT & Electronics Education and Training arm of West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation (Webel). WIL is one of the very few organizations in India, imparting education and training for more than two decades. Since 2006-07 WBEIDC-WIL division in collaboration with Bethune College offers a 120 hours on-campus DIPLOMA course in Computer Application, at a very affordable rate. It is held during college hours. Assessment of students is based on a gradation system. Know More
Ethics and Value Education
A 30 Hour-Certificate Course on Ethics & Value Education has been designed from the academic session 2020-2021, for the undergraduate students of Semester 1 and 2 of Bethune College, under the able supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Krishna Roy, Principal, Bethune College. The objective of this course is to create awareness and commitment of the students to social responsibilities and to inculcate moral values in them, for improving the quality of life through education. The course being interdisciplinary in character, the content has been designed keeping in mind the theoretical as well practical aspects of ethics. Know More...
Awards and Prizes
The College awards many prizes and certificates Prizes, Medals and Scholarships to its students on the basis of their performance both in academic and extracurricular activities. All prizes are awarded to students in the Annual Prize Distribution ceremony, the date for which is announced in due time. Prize winners are intimated on an individual basis. Prizes are awarded on the basis of performance in the University examination. Most of the prizes are Endowment or Trust Fund prizes and special staff prizes. Know More
Students can avail and get benefit from financial support in the
form of scholarship, stipend, free studentship etc., from
various government and non-government sources. Apart from them,
the college also has a Students' Aid fund which provide
financial support for the needy students.
Women's Studies CentreAcross the globe, women face threats to their lives, health and wellbeing for being overburdened with work and of their lack of power and influence. The power dynamics that hinder the quality of life of women are predominant, from the most personal to the highly public levels of the society. There is enough proof that women are discriminated and denied their right to survival, attainment of resources and control over their production. Gender socialization shapes their personalities thus making them meek, pliant and subservient. When such a mindset has already been enmeshed within our blatant forms of denials, the stage has been set when the realization of women's rights remains a remote possibility.
Though apparently it seems that the developed countries are in a relatively better position with respect to the status of women, the reality is that they too are nowhere near equality in different spheres of life. In India, inspite of there being constitutional provision for equal rights for both men and women, in practice discrimination still reigns. The essential role of Bethune College as Asia's first ever women's college in the history of education for women over the past 134 years (1879 - 2013) can neither be denied nor be overlooked. The historic role played by Bethune College in creating a major domain for enlightened and empowered women is a well known fact. Apart from contributing in the field of education, the students of this College have made significant contribution to the freedom movement. The College has also nurtured many eminent poets and writers, teachers, Professor, Doctors, Performing artists and other professionals in its glorious journey. Bethune College has continued its relentless struggle to prepare women to emerge into fully functioning individuals with their all round development to get a firm foothold in this gender biased society. In its endeavour to do so the College has constantly engaged itself in organizing various activities. Know More...
Career Counselling CellBethune College helps its students to step up steadily in their future career and life as well. In this regard, a Career Counselling Cell is proactive enough to guide the students about various career opportunities to help them to proceed towards their future career path.
Psychological CounsellingThe Psychological Counselling is run by the teachers who have been professionally trained to provide such service. The Cell has been functioning approximately for the last 10 years. This cell provides support to the students and staffs of the College and approximately 15 individuals are benefited from this service every year. Occasionally, if required, group counselling sessions have also been conducted by the teachers of the department. The Psychological Counselling maintains confidentiality to respect the dignity of the client.
Helpline : 94333467505The College has an Anti-ragging Cell headed by the Principal. This has been constituted as per the existing UGC norms. At the beginning of every academic year both the freshers and the senior students of the College are made aware of the ragging related rules and regulations by the Principal herself.
Disciplinary and Grievance Cell
There is a Disciplinary and Grievance Cell in the college
where students can lodge their grievances. An Internal Committee
has been formed by The Teachers' Council of the College for
dealing with the complaints filed by the students (Prevention,
Prohibition and Redressal Act 2013).
Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of Bethune College in accordance with UGC Notification (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions Regulations, 2015).
Backward Class Cell
Bethune College Kolkata has an active Backward Class Cell.
The Cell keeps strict vigil in admission procedures for both UG
and PG Courses, so that the seats reserved for candidates
belonging to SC, ST, OBC are allotted to them properly. One
Government Representative also work with us in this regard.
Bethune College has a formal Students' Committee which is
formed in consultation with the Principal and Heads of
Departments. The Students' Committee takes part in all academic,
administrative and other activities of the College. There are
student representatives in administrative bodies like the
Governing Body, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), Backward
Class Cell, Anti-Ragging Cell among others.
College CanteenThere is a single storied structure near the main gate where the students and staff of the college can buy food at a subsidized rate .It is run by an organization that functions during the working hours of the College.