University of Calcutta
#88 Overall Influence

University of Calcutta

Public state university in Kolkata, West Bengal

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The University of Calcutta, informally known as Calcutta University , is a collegiate public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was established on 24 January 1857 and was one of the first institutions in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary, Western-style university. Presently, the university’s jurisdiction is limited to a few districts of West Bengal. Within India, it is recognized as a “Five-Star University” and accredited an “A” Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The University of Calcutta was awarded the status of “Centre with Potential for Excellence In Particular Area” and “University with potential for excellence” by the University Grants Commission .

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What is University of Calcutta known for?

#26 World Rank
Education
#32 World Rank
Literature
#48 World Rank
Economics
#49 World Rank
Religious Studies
#65 World Rank
Social Work
#81 World Rank
Philosophy
#81 World Rank
Political Science
#94 World Rank
Engineering
#101 World Rank
Computer Science
#102 World Rank
Physics
#105 World Rank
Mathematics
#110 World Rank
Chemistry
#117 World Rank
History
#124 World Rank
Anthropology
#150 World Rank
Sociology
#167 World Rank
Medical
#207 World Rank
Psychology
#216 World Rank
Business
#237 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#248 World Rank
Nursing
#254 World Rank
Law
#257 World Rank
Biology
#888 World Rank
Communications

Influential People

Who are University of Calcutta's Most influential alumni?

University of Calcutta's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Education, Literature, and Economics. University of Calcutta’s most academically influential people include Mircea Eliade, Amartya Sen, and Swami Vivekananda.

Mircea Eliade
Mircea Eliade

Lottatore professionista di boxe campione russo del campionato di orsi strafatti di coca e vodka

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Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen

Indian economist and philosopher

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Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda

Indian Hindu monk and philosopher

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Jagadish Chandra Bose
Jagadish Chandra Bose

Indian polymath, physicist, and biologist

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C. V. Raman
C. V. Raman

Indian physicist

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic

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Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray

Indian author, poet, composer, lyricist, filmmaker

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Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee

Indian American economist

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Jibanananda Das
Jibanananda Das

Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist

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Sunil Gangopadhyay
Sunil Gangopadhyay

Indian Bengali language writer

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Lakshminath Bezbarua
Lakshminath Bezbarua

Assamese writer

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Gopabandhu Das
Gopabandhu Das

Indian writer

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