University of Kolkata

The University of Kolkata in West Bengal was instituted on 24th January, 1857. The first Vice-Chancellor of the university was Sir James William Coivile and the first Indian Vice-Chancellor was Justice Gooroodas Banerjee. The education in the university reached to its greatest height during the vice-chancellorship of Sir Asutosh Mukherjee.

The main campus of the University called the Asutosh Siksha Prangan is at College Street and has four buildings namely Darbhanga Building, Asutosh Building, Hardinge Building and Centenary Building.

The University of Kolkata has a museum named Asutosh Museum of Indian Art for the post graduate students of Ancient Indian History and Culture and this museum is one of the most glorious university museums in India.

There is a Central Library of the university at the Centenary Building of Asutosh Siksha Prangan and other departmental libraries are also there for the respective departments.

Some eminent alumnis of this university are CV Raman, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Meghnad Saha, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, Nihar Ranjan Roy.

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Swami Vivekananda, Subhas Chandra Bose and Amartya Sen are the other very famous personalities who completed their graduation under Kolkata University. The great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore was a visiting professor to the University of Kolkata.

Post Graduate subjects under University of Kolkata : 
  • Agriculture
  • Arts - Ancient Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Bengali Language and Literature, Economics, English Language and Literature, Hindi, History, Islamic History and Culture, Museology, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, South and South East Asian Studies and Linguistics
  • Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management
  • Education, Journalism and Library Science, Mass Communication
  • Engineering and Technology - Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Polymer Science and Technology, Radio Physics and Electronics
  • Fine Arts, Music and Home Science
  • Law
  • Science - Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Psychology, Atmospheric Science, Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Physics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Botany, Chemistry, Electronic Science, Genetics, Geology, Geography, Marine Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology
Last Updated on : January 14, 2014