University of Calcutta: Statistics

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#932 of 14,131 In the World
#204 of 5,830 In Asia
#12 of 876 In India
#2 of 42 In West Bengal
#1 of 16 In Kolkata
#175 of 1,321 For Toxicology
Top50% For 122 other topics
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Acceptance rate
22%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate22%
Admissions Requirements12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent, and competitive entrance examination
Academic CalendarJune to May

We've calculated the 22% acceptance rate for University of Calcutta based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Calcutta is a world-class research university with 24,972 scientific papers published and 267,201 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, and Computer Science.

Publications
24,972
Citations
267,201

University of Calcutta majors

by publication & citation count

Chemistry
15,765 / 206,959
Biology
14,968 / 193,580
Engineering
14,262 / 160,981
Physics
14,016 / 163,930
Environmental Science
10,625 / 117,199
Quantum and Particle physics
10,106 / 115,283
Organic Chemistry
9,750 / 145,867
Biochemistry
8,569 / 127,795
Materials Science
8,408 / 111,601
Computer Science
8,161 / 61,400
Medicine
7,274 / 87,943
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,266 / 56,898
Genetics
6,839 / 96,948
Geology
5,927 / 65,074
Ecology
4,843 / 58,215
Optical Engineering
4,493 / 46,743
Geography and Cartography
4,458 / 36,408
Mathematics
3,771 / 28,677
Electrical Engineering
3,704 / 27,985
Paleontology
3,661 / 43,808
Metallurgical Engineering
3,522 / 55,106
Philosophy
3,290 / 23,058
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,098 / 20,690
Botany
3,093 / 41,935
Statistics
2,899 / 22,066
Psychology
2,716 / 21,475
Business
2,591 / 16,692
Political Science
2,550 / 13,973
Sociology
2,524 / 18,988
History
2,475 / 18,504
Pathology
2,473 / 31,333
Telecommunications
2,440 / 16,613
Law
2,395 / 13,688
Archaeology
2,274 / 17,844
Chemical Engineering
2,236 / 41,194
Physical chemistry
2,208 / 33,766
Nanotechnology
2,133 / 33,600
Economics
2,125 / 14,136
Linguistics
1,918 / 13,875
Machine Learning
1,866 / 14,157

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 199 706
1991 201 831
1992 203 758
1993 185 731
1994 187 706
1995 177 762
1996 194 857
1997 181 850
1998 186 939
1999 192 987
2000 181 1112
2001 186 1203
2002 228 1355
2003 221 1494
2004 252 1625
2005 268 2053
2006 291 2364
2007 418 3034
2008 421 3741
2009 580 4255
2010 660 5266
2011 747 6404
2012 865 8311
2013 969 9729
2014 1212 11637
2015 1305 13040
2016 1251 14233
2017 1267 15522
2018 1239 16281
2019 1249 19572
2020 1560 24396
2021 1818 32839
2022 1513 33059
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for University of Calcutta gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Duration Tuition Cost (INR)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 3 years 15,000
Bachelor of Science (BSc) 3 years 18,000
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 3 years 20,000
Master of Arts (MA) 2 years 25,000
Master of Science (MSc) 2 years 30,000
Master of Commerce (MCom) 2 years 35,000
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2 years 50,000
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 3-5 years 10,000 per year

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

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Calcutta.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

University of Calcutta alumni

  1. Subhas Chandra Bose

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

    Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose defiance of British authority in India made him a hero among many Indians, but his wartime alliances with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a legacy vexed by authoritarianism, anti-Semitism, and military failure. The honorific Netaji (Hindi: "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 73)
    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 three National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards for his acting performance.

  3. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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

    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, natively Radhakrishnayya, was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He served as the second president of India from 1962 to 1967. He was also the first vice president of India from 1952 to 1962. He was the second ambassador of India to the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952. He was also the fourth vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1939 to 1948 and the second vice-chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936.

  4. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

    Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1888-1970 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    crystallographerphysicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman 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.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Calcutta faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Arts Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Languages, Arabic, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Asian Religious Studies, Economics, English, Heritage Preservation, Hindi, History, Indic Languages, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Museum Studies, Persian, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Urdu
Faculty : Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management Business Administration, Business and Commerce
Faculty : Education, Journalism and Library Science Education, Educational Administration, Film, Journalism, Library Science, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Faculty : Engineering and Technology Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Meteorology, Optics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Power Engineering, Radiophysics, Rubber Technology, Technology
Faculty : Fine Arts, Music and Home Science Fine Arts, Home Economics, Music, Nutrition
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Criminal Law, Law
Faculty : Science Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inorganic Chemistry, Instrument Making, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Toxicology, Zoology

General information

Alternative names CU
कोलकाता विश्वविद्यालय
Founded 1857
Accreditation University Grants Commission (UGC)
Motto Advancement of Learning
Colors sky blue

Location and contacts

Address Senate House, 87/1 College Street
Kolkata, West Bengal, 700 073
India
City population 4,497,000

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