Ranking  673   10
Country India
City Kolkata
Bachelor (foreigners)7,456 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)9,489 USD/year.
Cost of living $198-387 USD/Month.
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1857
Abbreviation CU
Teachers 554
Students 18,883
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Advancement of Learning
• University Grants Commission, India
• Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
World ranking673
Country ranking10
Ranking in world by sphere
Social Sciences and Management377
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking673
QS World University Rankings641
Cost of living in Kolkata
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 59 109
Food 79 139
Transportation 3 15
Communications and utilities 33 33
Clothing 13 50
Sports and leisure 11 41
Accommodation in Kolkata USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre60
Shared room in city centre110
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre79
1 bedroom apartment in city centre132
Alternative title
bn কলকাতা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
French Université de calcutta
hi कोलकाता विश्वविद्यालय
kn ಕಲ್ಕತ್ತ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ
ml കൊൽക്കത്ത സർവ്വകലാശാല
pa ਕੋਲਕਾਤਾ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ
ta கொல்கத்தா பல்கலைக்கழகம்
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University of Calcutta (CU) - public higher education institution in India. CU began its academic activity in1857. The main building of the university proudly stands in Kolkata inside an urban campus.

University ranking. A lot of students chose to study at University of Calcutta every year as it is among the top 20 universities of India. The university has its well deserved place among the top 5% of the world’s best universities. The most popular and strong program of the university is "Social Sciences and Management", which ranks 380 in the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 7,456 USD. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 9,489 USD per year. The university has a variety of scholarship programs that students can take part in. The official website of the university (http://www.caluniv.ac.in) can offer more accurate pricing information depending on the chocen program.

The composition of the university. University of Calcutta is average in terms of student capacity, teaching the maximum of 19 thousand students. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. The teaching staff is 554 specialists. Both students and the academic staff can participate in the university’s international exchange programs. You can find the university on Linkedin, which might tell you more about the day to day life of CU.

Infrastructure of CU. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. University of Calcutta ia a member of «Association of Indian Universities (AIU)».

University of Calcutta - Official Description

In July 1854, the Court of Directors of the East India Company sent a 'despatch' to the Governor General of India in Council suggesting the establishment of the Universities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. In pursuance of the despatch, the University of Calcutta was founded on January 24,1857 by the incorporation of an Act of the Legislative Council. The University is now being governed by the Calcutta University Act, 1979. The Act provides for the reconstitution of the University to enable it to function more effectively in the fields of teaching, training and research in various branches of learning and courses of study and for higher ducation to meet the growing needs of the Society. The C.U. Act, 1979 has ensured democratisation of the various authorities of the University. It has given sufficient autonomy to the academic bodies of the University. The University has a number of campuses spread all over the metropolis and its suburbs.

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