University of Calcutta

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Public state university in Kolkata, West Bengal

About University of Calcutta

According to Wikipedia, The University of Calcutta is a collegiate public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was established on 24 January 1857 and is the first multidisciplinary and Western-style institution in Asia. Today, the university's jurisdiction is limited to a few districts of West Bengal, but at the time of establishment it had a catchment area, ranging from Lahore to Myanmar. 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 .

What Is University of Calcutta Known For?

University of Calcutta is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Calcutta's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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, Social Work, and Political Science. Here are some of University of Calcutta's most famous alumni:

Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen
An Indian economist and philosopher.
Mircea Eliade
Mircea Eliade
A Romanian-American historian, writer, philosopher and professor at the University of Chicago.
C. R. Rao
C. R. Rao
An Indian-American mathematician.
Meghnad Saha
Meghnad Saha
An Indian Astrophysicist.
C. V. Raman
C. V. Raman
An Indian physicist.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
An Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic.
Ashutosh Mukherjee
Ashutosh Mukherjee
A Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician .
Paramahansa Yogananda
Paramahansa Yogananda
A Yogi, Kriya Yoga guru and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship .
Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee
An Indian American economist.
Jamal Nazrul Islam
Jamal Nazrul Islam
A Bangladeshi mathematician and physicist.
Bidhan Chandra Roy
A Former Chief Minister of West Bengal, India.
Kumaran Asan
Kumaran Asan
An Indian writer.