Estd. in 1879

First Women's College in Asia



Reaccredited at the 'A' Level by NAAC (Cycle 2), 2015


NIRF Ranking

Bethune College has been placed in the 77th position in the College Category in NIRF ranking (2021). It is the only Government College from West Bengal to feature among the first hundred colleges in the country

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DBT Star College

Received financial support under the DBT Star College Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2020 more

Admission to Undergraduate courses

Commencement of Class :

This is to inform all students who took admission in Semester-I of B.A./B.Sc. courses in different Honours subjects that as per University of Calcutta Notification CUS/58(Cir.)/21, dated 20.08.2021, the UG classes of Semester-I for the Academic Session 2021-22 will commence on and from 1st October, 2021. The respective Departments will convey the admitted students about the mode of teaching, time table and other important points.  View Details

Admission to 3 year B.A. (Hons.)/B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree Course (CBCS) for the session 2021-22 under University of Calcutta

    Dated : 01 Oct 2021

  Reopening of online Application portal for Admission to B.A./B.Sc. Courses for the Session 2021-22 (Phase-2)   

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Candidates admitted to Semester I of B.A. / B.Sc. courses in Bethune College are hereby advised to take admission to self-financed Career Oriented Course offered by the college. Candidates are advised to enrol themselves in this course by paying the first instalment of the course fee. The College appreciates and encourages all students for enrolment in this self-financed course offered.  View Details for Academic Session 2021-22 | View Course Details

Payment Link for Admission in:
Diploma in Computer Application (Rs. 2,400/-) payable in 4 instalments @ 600/- each Click here


Talent Search Test for science students of West Bengal funded by Department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal
Date of written examination : 21st November, 2021 (Sunday). View Details in Bengali | English

College Notices

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  • 29 September 2021
    Enrolment in Diploma in Computer Application Course

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  • 29 September 2021
    Commencement of Class of Semester-I of B.A./B.Sc. courses

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  • 20 September 2021

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  • 06 September 2021
    Applications for the post of Jyotsnamoyee De / Tarak Sudha Teaching Fellows

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Events and Activities

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  • 26 October 2021
    15th Bethune College Tuesday Lecture

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  • 31 August 2021
    Inauguration of the Bethune College Archive

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  • 24 August 2021
    14th Bethune College Tuesday Lecture

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  • 29 June 2021
    13th Bethune College Tuesday Lecture

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  • 31 Mar 2021
    Essay Writing & Poster Making Competition

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  • 31 Mar 2021
    Inauguration of online publication of Heritage Journal VII 2020

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Remembering Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar

Remembering Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar

The Craft of Documentation in Film

The Craft of Documentation in Film

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Department of English presents
Speaker : Vinod Kapri, Noted Film Director
Date : 07 Oct 2021 | Time : 04:00 PM

Career Opportunities in Physics

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Date : 27 September 2021
Time : 07:00 PM

Covid-19 Vaccination of Bethune College Students

Posted : 05 Oct 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination of Bethune College Students

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15 May 2021

Education World Rankings

EW India Non-autonomous Colleges Rankings

Bethune College, Kolkata
Year 2021 2020 2019 2018
Ranking 16 28 22 68

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Bethune College : Virtual Tour

Virtual Campus 360° Tour

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বেথুন কলেজের প্রাক্তনী ও রসায়ন বিভাগের প্রাক্তন প্রধান ড. রমা সুরের পুত্র শ্রীযুক্ত স্নেহাশিস মুরের উদ্যোগে বেথুন কলেজ সম্মিলনীর শতবর্ষে ঈশ্বরচন্দ্র বিদ্যাসাগর ও লোকমাতা নিবেদিতার মূর্তি বেথুন কলেজ প্রাঙ্গণে প্রতিষ্ঠিত ও উন্মোচিত হলো ।


28 June 2021

Bethune College COVID Relief

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31 Mar 2021

Inauguration of online publication of Heritage Journal VII 2020

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21 Mar 2021
Inauguration of Gymnasium

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03 September 2021
Sammilani Satabarshiki and Inauguration of Bethune Archive

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Annual College Sports Day 2021

Annual College Sports Day 2021

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Annual Prize Day 2021

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2021

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Poster Making and Essay Writting Competition

Bethune College collaborates with Sister Nivedita University

Bethune College collaborates with Sister Nivedita University, Department of Hospitality and Tourism on 21st April, 2021 View Gallery

COllege Publications
22nd December 2020

College Publications

 A number of publications namely AALAP 2020 (In retrospect and in perspective), VOICES BEYOND SILENCE: ISSUES AND INSIGHTS and two proceedings of seminars on ENVIRONMENT: ISSUES AND CONCERNS, and CAREER COUNSELING AND SOFTSKILL DEVELOPMENT were formally released by the Principal Prof. Krishna Roy on 22nd December 2020 View all College Publications

Kanyashree Day

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. 

Covid Poster

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

Why choose Bethune College?

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. Know more

Programmes Offered

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From the Principal's Desk

Prof. Dr. Krishna Roy [View Profile]

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, Read more...

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Illustrious Alumna

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