University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Also known as: CALUNIV

Quick Facts

Ranked in Law
Type of Institute
State University
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 1857
  • Campus Size: 3 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 573
  • Total Students Enrollment: 16463
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Ranking / Rating

This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 22 Jan 2022 and the score is 3.2 .

Rank Score
27th 272.84
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Careers360 NIRF
Rank Score Rating Rank
55th 223.72 AAAA 5th
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Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 01 Feb, 2020
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Student Reviews

3.95/5 21 Reviews

Exhilarating, Enchanting and Exciting

Posted on 23 Aug' 19 by Suparno Banerjee
Batch of Jan. 1, 2023 | B.Tech Optics and Optoelectronics
Ok since i am from the engineering department i will definitely recommend u to join this university. blindly if u r getting it... The faculties are qualified and meet world standards... being from a university which is 150+ years old placements won't be a concern since alumni strength is too strong and are holding top positions now in almost every fortune 500 companies... Since i am from the nano campus(a.k.a technology campus) of CU politics is virtually non-existent here..but don't know much about the Rajabazar campus ... Just to give u a hint of how good our dept.(applied optics and photonics) is one prof is an ex-scientist in ISRO and other two have phds from university of london and iit kgp...they also have numerous patents and publications in reputed international journals...about our seniors (among batch of 10) all of them are going abroad to pursue their masters/phds and got their admits in technical university munich, university of edinburgh, city university london, abbe school of photonics etc and many got prestigious scholarships like erasmus mundus fellow, DAAD scholarship dont think much and just join this univ. blindly if your wbjee rank is good(<3k)...signing off...a proud CUian
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The pros and cons of being in a Government college.

Posted on 11 Sep' 16 by Srimoyee Das
Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | BA LLB
Being a Government college, most of the things are not up to the level of national law schools. Exposure is a distant dream. If you have to be at par with students of other law schools, you have to do it on your own. The faculty continues to teach in an age-old manner where more focus is given on your power of mugging up and not the general sense of applying principles law . The internship is not supported, the semesters are not held on time, no regular classes are held. Mismanagement is at its peak. The only positive fact is the affordability which is way beyond your imagination in the present scenario.
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The best college available under Calcutta university

Posted on 04 Sep' 16 by Aditi Lahiri
Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | BA LLB
The college has pretty good faculty.... The seniors are very helpful..... Though the infrastructure and placements aren't up to the mark..... The library is quite good and well stocked. The crowd is very friendly and cooperative... the classrooms are huge. but the canteen and auditorium aren't good enough.
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College life in Hazra is something to look forward to.

Posted on 31 Aug' 16 by Sreemoyee Mazumdar
Batch of Jan. 1, 2020 | BA LLB
The college timings,weekends and holidays make life more than comfortable for students living away from home. The teaching staff has always been encouraging and helpful. The administrative department,placement committee, and infrastructure need improvement. Regularisation of exams needs immediate attention of the university. More co-curricular events should be held.
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Calcutta University- A university that prepares you for life

Posted on 31 Aug' 16 by Anuradha Bhattacharya
Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | BA LLB
The Department of law, University of Calcutta, established in January 1909, boasts of a rich heritage and an enviable lineage of over hundred years. Situated in the heart of the city of Kolkata, it has a sprawling campus and the legendary ‘pukur par’ is a favourite spot for many who wish to escape the drudgery of classroom lectures once in a while. Another place that is frequented by all the students is the University library which houses a plethora of books as well as volumes of bound journals, reports, newspapers,etc. Nevertheless, the building, with its spacious and airy classrooms, is in dire need of renovation and modern infrastructure. Moreover, this department has, in certain ways, failed to move with the times, clinging to the traditional curriculum and method of teaching. As a result, the onus of setting up moot court and debate committees has been taken up by the current students of this university. In spite of these obvious drawbacks, here you get to meet people from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and eventually you become a family. You get to imbibe the values of tenacity and tolerance which are essential for this profession. Thus, Calcutta University is a university in the truest sense of the term. It prepares you to face the real world where you will have to find the opportunities to prove your mettle. It prepares you for Life.
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Questions related to CALUNIV

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ba in mss communication is available in university

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Jan, 2020

Hello dear student,

as you have asked about the bachelors of arts mass communication University so here I am listing few top colleges and I hope that will be helpful for you

  • Symbiosis Institute of media and communication
  • Saint Xavier College Kolkata
  • Amity University Noida
  • Dayanand College hisar
  • Government College hisar

I hope this is helpful for you dear student kindly ask freely for more queries.

Best wishes


How is the MA in English course? is there any placement for the English department?

Mayank Sinha 27th Dec, 2019
Hello there

University of Calcutta is ranked 5th by nirf among all Universities across India and M.A in English language and literature is among the top MA courses .The department there host to  several celebrated faculties and speakers every year and also UGC assisted international conference is organised every year.In addition to these the course fee is also very nominal.
However on the other hand there is not much of strong placement scenario in literature or language subjects over there.
Hope this helps

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University of Calcutta, Senate House, 87 /1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073, West Bengal, India
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