University of Calcutta is administered by the state government and the research university is well recognized by the university grants commission as the centre of excellence.
The university campus is sited on the college street and many other campuses of this university are spread in the metro as well as its suburbs.
This university was founded in 1857 by the then Indian Governor General, Lord Canning and has the pride of being one of the oldest modern universities.
However, officially this university of Calcutta was established in 1857 as Calcutta University.
University of Calcutta offers graduate, post graduate and many doctorate programs in business and science disciplines. These are in high demand and it is expected to offer the best job opportunities.
Majority programs depend on the annual basis and use semester system. The university offers masters programs completing the courses within the duration of one or two years. Research programs are very well conducted in individual departments as well as specialized institutes. The process of admission normally begins in July and ends by August.
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This University offers hostels to help accommodate students of this University. The undergraduate students, men research scholars are also given hostel facilities to accommodate.
The University library has enormous collection of over ten lakh books, Journals, conferences proceedings, maps, patents, reports, standards, manuscripts, CD-ROMS, newspapers and microfilms. This University also has a BCW Cell to facilitate the candidates belonging to S.C./S.T./O.B.C.
The Departments of this university include agriculture, commerce, technology, fine arts, home science, arts, journalism, music, engineering, law, science and library science.
This repute university has many campuses throughout the Kolkata city as well as its suburbs, besides having many affiliated colleges. The main campus covers only 2.7 acres and has buildings namely Darbhanga, Hardinge, Asutosh and Centenary.
This university houses pure as well as applied chemistry, physics, psychology, biophysics, applied mathematics and molecular biology as well.