Basanti Devi College

Basanti Devi College

147 B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata -700029 West Bengal India.

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Basanti Devi College

Contact Person Dr. Indrila Guha

Phone Number +91 (033) 2464 1012 /+91 (033) 2463 0845



Basanti Devi College, named after Basanti Devi, was the first Government sponsored college for women in Kolkata to be founded by the Government of West Bengal in 1959. An eminent freedom fighter, Basanti Devi, wife of Sri Chittaranjan Das, was the first Indian lady to be imprisoned under British Rule for her involvement in the Indian freedom struggle.

Located at the junction of the urban and rural conglomerate, this premier college caters to the needs of girl students from both these areas. A large group of them are also from backward classes, minority communities and from below poverty line. The college offers scope for higher education for women with special needs.

Along with the Calcutta University stipulated academic curriculum, the college also offers scope for the empowerment of girl students by helping them to develop their self-help skills, self-reliance and independence.


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It is my pleasure to welcome you to our college website. A new academic year brings with it a fresh batch of young learners; I extend a hearty welcome to all students being admitted to our esteemed institution. Our College is a NAAC re-accredited college (in February 2012). Our reputation as one of the leading educational institutions in Kolkata rests upon our untiring effort to uphold academic standards and to impart higher education of good quality. As part of our ongoing vision to enhance educational opportunities for women students from different sections of society, the college has also introduced Post graduate (M.A.) programmes in English and Political Science, from September 2013. The college also has various Skill development programmes (Diploma in Import - Export & Logistics Management, Certificate in Human Rights, Certificate in Functional English etc). The college is proud of its highly qualified faculty members who constantly strive for even greater excellence. Our college promotes student involvement in extra-curricular activities like the Annual Sports, cultural events like the Rabindra Jayanti, the College Social, Mock U.N. Parliaments, and community services through the NCC, NSS and other such associations. The college campus is Wi-Fi enabled, which allows students to access uninterrupted internet connectivity for academic uses. In short, our college has a lot to offer, and most students at the end of three years of study here, feel that college life was one of the best experiences of their lives.

Admission Info

Honours Courses:
General Candidates : 45% in Subject or allied subject, 50% in aggregate
S.C / S.T : 40% in subject or allied subject, 40 % in aggregate & pass mark in all subjects.

General Courses : Pass mark in all subjects is obligatory.

1. Aggregate will be calculated as per the Total of Best of 4 subjects. (Environmental Studies / Environmental Education will not be calculated. However, if the subject “Environmental Science” is studied as an elective subject of 100 marks, it may be taken into account for determining the aggregate marks)
2. Candidates passing from CBSE through PATRACHAR VIDYALAYA are not eligible to seek admission.


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