University of Calcutta: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#938 of 14,131 In the World
#210 of 5,830 In Asia
#11 of 876 In India
#2 of 42 In West Bengal
#1 of 16 In Kolkata
#191 of 1,571 For Radiochemistry
Top50% For 49 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
22,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
21%*

* The University of Calcutta is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions Requirements12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent, and competitive entrance examination
Academic CalendarJune to May
Enrollment22,500

Publications & Citations

Publications
16,983
Citations
243,519

University of Calcutta majors

by publication & citation count

Chemistry
4,608 / 85,996
Physics
3,963 / 49,080
Biology
3,942 / 91,635
Engineering
3,631 / 45,708
Materials Science
1,984 / 27,502
Environmental Science
1,852 / 26,572
Medicine
1,663 / 34,854
Computer Science
1,197 / 26,314
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,101 / 9,177
Biochemistry
847 / 21,198
Mathematics
738 / 7,974
Botany
699 / 13,798
Optical Engineering
609 / 4,809
Demography
556 / 7,127
Quantum and Particle physics
525 / 8,256
Condensed Matter Physics
507 / 3,622
Economics
478 / 3,403
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
477 / 4,109
Business
442 / 4,111
Organic Chemistry
438 / 8,054
Atomic and Molecular physics
415 / 4,024
Geology
413 / 5,238
Chemical Engineering
406 / 9,254
Ecology
372 / 5,789
Geography and Cartography
346 / 2,427
Radiochemistry
332 / 9,574
Pharmacology
311 / 6,346
Genetics
302 / 4,136
Statistics
300 / 2,820
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
291 / 2,677
Inorganic Chemistry
285 / 7,399
Psychology
268 / 2,108
Electronic Engineering
262 / 1,847
Molecular Biology
244 / 5,918
Theoretical Physics
241 / 2,598
Nutrition and Food Science
221 / 5,853
Automation and Control engineering
208 / 1,110
Agricultural Science
205 / 3,525
Microbiology
204 / 4,946
Nanotechnology
189 / 4,064

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 169 825
1992 165 783
1993 164 740
1994 151 756
1995 141 793
1996 166 873
1997 165 903
1998 149 1018
1999 156 1083
2000 154 1264
2001 172 1387
2002 212 1620
2003 198 1806
2004 218 2037
2005 259 2504
2006 300 3025
2007 414 4026
2008 417 4814
2009 598 5775
2010 657 7260
2011 742 8955
2012 915 11570
2013 1013 14117
2014 1231 16629
2015 1336 17895
2016 1257 19177
2017 1242 20874
2018 1204 21255
2019 1225 24761
2020 1444 30504
2021 1427 44644

Tuition

The University of Calcutta has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +

University of Calcutta alumni

  1. Subhas Chandra Bose

    Subhas Chandra Bose
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1897-1945 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    politicianrevolutionarywriter
    Biography

    Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose defiance of British authority in India made him a hero among Indians, but his wartime alliances with Nazi Germany and Fascist Japan left a legacy vexed by authoritarianism, anti-Semitism, and military failure. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani: "Respected Leader") was first applied to Bose in Germany in early 1942—by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin. It is now used throughout India.

  2. Mithun Chakraborty

    Mithun Chakraborty
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    film actorpolitician
    Biography

    Mithun Chakraborty is an Indian actor, producer and politician who predominantly worked in Hindi and Bengali language films. He is a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards.

  3. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1888-1975 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatphilosophertranslatorhistorian
    Biography

    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who served as the second president of India from 1962 to 1967. He was also the first vice-president of India from 1952 to 1962.

  4. C. V. Raman

    C. V. Raman
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1888-1970 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachercrystallographer
    Biography

    Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS was an Indian physicist known for his work in the field of light scattering. Using a spectrograph that he developed, he and his student K. S. Krishnan discovered that when light traverses a transparent material, the deflected light changes its wavelength and frequency. This phenomenon, a hitherto unknown type of scattering of light, which they called "modified scattering" was subsequently termed the Raman effect or Raman scattering. Raman received the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery and was the first Asian to receive a Nobel Prize in any branch of science.

General info

Alternative names CU
कोलकाता विश्वविद्यालय
Founded 1857
Accreditation University Grants Commission (UGC)
Motto Advancement of Learning
Colors sky blue
Academic structure Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management
Faculty of Education, Journalism and Library Science
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Faculty of Fine Arts, Music and Home Science
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Affiliations and memberships Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Location and Contacts

Address 87/1 College Street
Kolkata, West Bengal, 700 073
India
City population 4,497,000
Phone +91 (33) 2241 3288
Fax +91 (33) 2241 3222

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