General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established
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
Motto
Advancement of Learning
Accreditation
• University Grants Commission, India
Affiliations
• Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Rankings
World ranking675
Country ranking10
Ranking in world by sphere
Social Sciences and Management377
Cost of living in Kolkata, USD/month
ExpensesMin.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
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking675
QS World University Rankings641
Webometrics Ranking1970
Alternative title
ta கொல்கத்தா பல்கலைக்கழகம்
pa ਕੋਲਕਾਤਾ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ
ml കൊൽക്കത്ത സർവ്വകലാശാല
kn ಕಲ್ಕತ್ತ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ
hi कोलकाता विश्वविद्यालय
French Université de calcutta
bn কলকাতা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Location on map - University of Calcutta
University of Calcutta (CU) - public higher education institution in India.

University of Calcutta - 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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