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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.

The motto of the College “Vidya Vindatey Amritam” means ‘knowledge provides immortal bliss.’ The three glowing lamps – centrally for ‘knowledge’ side by side ‘humanity’ and ‘transparency’, and the wheel for ‘dynamism through exercise’ constitute the emblem.

The goal of Bethune College is to endow its learners with access to higher education through quality teaching-learning process. The College has always attempted to support and sustain the vision of John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune who paved the path of progress for women by liberating them from their shackled existences and by illumining their future with the help of education.

   The College Details

List of Instrument purchased under DST-FIST Grant' Head

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)


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.

College Fest 'Aalaap' will be held during the mid of December, 2015.

Annual Sports of Bethune College is scheduled to be held on 18.12.2015 and 19.12.2015.




Mid Term Test for 1st and 2nd Year students
will be held on 18th - 19th November, 2015 (Honours Paper) and 23rd - 24th November, 2015 (General Paper).

The Result of Mid Term Test for 3rd Year Honours will be published on 18.11.2015 and the same for 1st and 2nd Year will be published on 09.12.2015.

Parent Teacher's meeting will be held as per the following schedule:
IH : 14.12.2015 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
IIH : 15.12.2015 ( -do- )
IIIH : 01.12.2015 ( -do- )

Notification (No. ED-544/2015 dated 06.10.2015) of Education Directorate, Govt. of West Bengal regarding the West Bengal Youth Parliament Competition Scheme.


  1. G.O. No. 7370-F(P) dated 09.10.2015 on revised LTC scheme.

  2. G.O. No. 7390-F(P) dated 13.10.2015 regarding granting of Special Casual Leave for 02.09.2015





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