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Best Colleges in Kolkata

Kolkata is important commercial, business, financial and educational centre of eastern India. Kolkata is one of the best education centre of India with many oldest and prestigious educations institutions and colleges of our country.  Top 10 Colleges in Kolkata offers courses in the streams of Engineering and Architecture, Management and Business Administration, Medicine and allied sciences, Education and Pharmacy. Top Colleges in Kolkata offers courses in distance, full time and part-time mode. The colleges in Kolkata are owned by. Top 10 colleges of Kolkata admission is based on entrance exams like JEE Main, WBJEE, GATE, NEET PG,CAT, MAT, WB PGET, JEMAT, CMAT. 

Top Colleges in Kolkata: Entrance Exam Schedule 2024

CAT - Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted every year in online mode for admission to  IIMs, IITs, NITs, MNITs and other B schools and colleges in India. 

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is a national level exam conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in online mode every year.

WBJEE - WBJEE is common entrance test for admission to UG courses in Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy/Architecture.

TJEE - TJEE is conducted in offline mode for admission to UG courses in the field of Engineering. 

JEE Main- Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by NTA twice a year in online mode

Top Colleges in Kolkata Admission- Eligibility Criteria

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech

Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are required as compulsory subjects with a valid score in JEE Main/WBJEE/TJEE.

M.Tech

B.Tech/B.E degree and/or master’s degree in sciences in a relevant discipline  and valid score in GATE.

M.B.A

Candidates must have competed bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a valid score in CAT/XAT/MAT/JEMAT

B.Sc (Hons.)

Candidates must have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Computer science/

B.A (Hons.)

Candidates must have completed 10+2 with relevant subjects

List of Top Colleges/Universities in Kolkata - NIRF Ranking 2023

The rankings are given to top 10 colleges of Kolkata based on the information given by the college sources based on parameters defined by NIRF. The top colleges in Kolkata as per their NIRF ranking 2023 are mentioned below: 

College Name

Category

NIRF Rank

Jadavpur University, Kolkata 

University

4

Calcutta University Kolkata

University

12

IISER Kolkata

Overall

43

IIM Calcutta

Management

4

St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata

College

5

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Kolkata

College

8

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

Medical

24

Medical College, Kolkata

Medical

45

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Law

4

Top Colleges in Kolkata: Fee Wise

The top colleges in Kolkata offers courses at different levels with different fee structure. The course fee of the top 10 colleges in Kolkata ranges from Rs. 3,780 to Rs. 31,00,000 depending upon the type of the course.The top colleges in Kolkata provide fee concession and scholarships to its students. The top 10 colleges in Kolkata assist with scholarships provided by West Bengal government, AICTE, MHRD, national scholarship portal. 

Top 5 Government Colleges in Kolkata  Fee Wise

College Name

Fee Range

Jadavpur University, Kolkata 

Rs 79,600 to Rs 5,76,000

Calcutta University Kolkata

Rs 2,890 to Rs 8,30,000

IISER Kolkata 

Rs 1,46,000 to Rs 3,92,000 

IIM Calcutta

Rs 15,750 to Rs 31,00,000

NUJS Kolkata

Rs 1,65,000 to Rs 15,91,000

Top 5 Private Colleges in Kolkata Fee Wise

College Name

Fee Range

St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata

Rs 46,000

IMI Kolkata

Rs 1,50,000 to Rs 13,08,000

Institute of Engineering And Management, Kolkata

Rs 2,21,000 to Rs 6,32,000

Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata

Rs 1,61,000 to Rs 8,15,000

Genesis Institute of Management and Technology, Kolkata

Rs 2,70,000

Top Colleges in Kolkata: Course Wise

College Name

Top Courses

Jadavpur University, Kolkata 

B.E/B.Tech, B.A, B.Sc (Hons.), M.E/M.Tech

Calcutta University Kolkata

B.A (Hons.), B.Sc (Hons.), B.Com (Hons.), B.E/B.Tech

IISER, Kolkata

M.S, BS MS, Ph.D

Indian Institute of Management,Calcutta

M.B.A, P.G.D , Executive M.B.A

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Kolkata

B.A (Hons.), B.A, B.Sc (Hons.), M.Sc, M.A

St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata

B.A (Hons.), B.Sc (Hons.), P.G.D (Post Graduate Diploma)

Top Colleges in Kolkata: Placements Wise

Top colleges in Kolkata have placement cells that looks after the placement activities Major recruiters from top 5 colleges of Kolkata are Microsoft, Adobe, Airtel, Bajaj Auto, Bennett Coleman, Berger Paints, Jubliant Organisation Ltd, Accenture India, Wipro, Honeywell, Amazon, Capegemini, GE Digital, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, HCL technologies and ICICI Bank.The placement details for some of the top colleges of Kolkata as  per NIRF report 2023 are mentioned below : 

Placement Link 

Median Salary 2022 - (UG)

Median Salary 2022- (PG)

Jadavpur University, Kolkata Placements

Rs 10 Lakhs

Rs 8 Lakhs

IIM Calcutta Placements

NA

Rs 31 Lakhs

Calcutta University  Placements

Rs 9.20 Lakhs

Rs 9.80 Lakhs

IISER Kolkata Placements

Rs 7 Lakhs

NA

St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata Placements

Rs 5.8 Lakhs

Rs 6 Lakhs

Top Colleges in Kolkata: Cutoff Wise

Candidates seeking admission to the courses in top colleges in Kolkata are required to meet the cutoff score of the course specified by the college. The cutoff details for the colleges in Kolkata is mentioned below:

Top Colleges in Kolkata: College Predictor

Note: Kolkata is comparatively cheaper than other metropolitans in India. Kolkata has numerous colleges and universities of academic excellence. The Top colleges in Kolkata provides necessary facilities like well stocked library, well equipped classrooms, clubs, societies, theatre,sports facilities, health and welfare benefits to its students. Kolkata is well connected with all modes of transport.

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Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal
Public/Govt

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 4.6/5212 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 13
NIRF Ranking: 13
B.Com Hons
  • Fees : 3.77 Lakhs
2000+ Brochures downloaded so far
2000+ Brochures downloaded so far

Calcutta University - University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal
Public/Govt

Calcutta University - University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 4.3/553 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 23
NIRF Ranking: 23
BA
600+ Brochures downloaded so far
600+ Brochures downloaded so far

Top Institutes Accepting Applications

IIM Calcutta - Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Kolkata, West Bengal
Public/Govt

IIM Calcutta - Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 4.9/517 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 99
NIRF Ranking: 99
Ph.D Management
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Presidency University, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    Public/Govt

    Presidency University, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 3.8/514 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    B.Sc Life Sciences Hons
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    WBUHS Kolkata - The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    2.5/51 Reviews
    Public/Govt
    MBBS
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far

    West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    Public/Govt
    B.V.Sc and Animal Husbandry
    • Fees : 45.05 K
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Heritage Institute of Technology Management Education Centre, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    4.2/52 Reviews
    Private
    MBA
    • Fees : 6.68 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    4.5/52 Reviews
    Private
    BHMCT
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Surendranath College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    3.5/59 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Surendranath College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 3.5/59 Reviews
    BA
    • Fees : 21.67 K
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    J D Birla Institute Department of Management, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    Private
    BBA
    • Fees : 5.40 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    Private

    Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Private 4.1/525 Reviews
    B.Com Major Morning Shift Only for Girls
    • Fees : 7.30 K
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Seth Soorajmull Jalan Girls College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    3.0/52 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Seth Soorajmull Jalan Girls College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 3.0/52 Reviews
    B.Com
    • Fees : 33.66 K
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    Brochures downloaded so far

    Loreto College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    Private

    Loreto College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Private 4.2/514 Reviews
    B.Ed
    • Fees : 50.54 K
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far
    300+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Victoria Institution, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    4.4/54 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Victoria Institution, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 4.4/54 Reviews
    BA Morning
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    Private

    Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal Private 4.3/519 Reviews
    B.Sc Economics Hons
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    St Paul's Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata

    Kolkata, West Bengal
    4.2/53 Reviews
    Private
    B.Sc
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Adamas Institute of Technology, North 24 Parganas

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      2.4/54 Reviews
      Private
      B.Tech Civil Engineering
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      IPGMER Kolkata - Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      4.8/59 Reviews
      Public/Govt
      MBBS
      • Exams : NEET
      • Fees : 29.25 K
      1000+ Brochures downloaded so far
      1000+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      Public/Govt

      Dr R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt
      BDS
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Institute of Child Health, Calcutta

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      Public/Govt

      Institute of Child Health, Calcutta

      Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt
      Diploma in Child Health
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata

      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Dr B C Roy Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata

      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      3.1/54 Reviews
      Private
      BDS
      300+ Brochures downloaded so far
      300+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Calcutta Girls BT College, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      Private

      Calcutta Girls BT College, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal Private
      B.Ed
      • Fees : 59.90 K
      300+ Brochures downloaded so far
      300+ Brochures downloaded so far

      David Hare Training College, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Kolkata

      Kolkata, West Bengal
      Public/Govt
      B.Ed
        300+ Brochures downloaded so far
        300+ Brochures downloaded so far

        MSME Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Kolkata

        Kolkata, West Bengal
        Public/Govt
        Diploma in Tool and Die Making
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Vidyasagar Metropolitan College, Kolkata

          Kolkata, West Bengal
          4.6/51 Reviews
          Private

          Vidyasagar Metropolitan College, Kolkata

          Kolkata, West Bengal Private 4.6/51 Reviews
          B.Com
          • Fees : 16.82 K
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Surendranath College For Women, Kolkata

          Kolkata, West Bengal
          5.0/51 Reviews
          Public/Govt

          Surendranath College For Women, Kolkata

          Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 5.0/51 Reviews
          B.Com
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            Panchur College, Kolkata

            Kolkata, West Bengal
            Private

            Panchur College, Kolkata

            Kolkata, West Bengal Private
            BA
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Amity Global Business School, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal
              Private

              Amity Global Business School, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal Private
              PGPM and MBA
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Barasat College, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal
              4.0/54 Reviews
              Private

              Barasat College, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal Private 4.0/54 Reviews
              BA
              • Fees : 6.33 K
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Sister Florence College of Nursing, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal
              Private

              Sister Florence College of Nursing, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal Private
              B.Sc Nursing
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Neotia Academy of Nursing, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal
              4.0/51 Reviews
              Private

              Neotia Academy of Nursing, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal Private 4.0/51 Reviews
              B.Sc Nursing
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Metropolitan Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal
              Private
              BHMS
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              ECGC Kolkata - East Calcutta Girls College, Kolkata

              Kolkata, West Bengal
              5.0/51 Reviews
              Public/Govt
              B.Com
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                Charuchandra College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal
                3.8/54 Reviews
                Public/Govt

                Charuchandra College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 3.8/54 Reviews
                B.Sc
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                New Alipore College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal
                Private

                New Alipore College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal Private 3.6/512 Reviews
                BA
                • Fees : 10.88 K
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                Barasat Government College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal
                4.3/56 Reviews
                Public/Govt

                Barasat Government College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt 4.3/56 Reviews
                BA Bengali Hons
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                Chittaranjan College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal
                Public/Govt

                Chittaranjan College, Kolkata

                Kolkata, West Bengal Public/Govt
                BA Bengali Hons
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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