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Presidency University, Kolkata
Year Founded : 1817
Accreditation : UGC
Recognition : NAAC
Affiliation : State University
Contact No : 033-40529987
Email : sec.registrar@presiuniv.ac.in
Website : http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/

Presidency University, Kolkata was established in 1817 but granted full university status in 2010. It is one of the first institutes of Western-type higher education in Asia. In 1817, a group of enlightened Indians and Englishmen set up the Hindoo College. This was taken over the British Government in 1855 as the College of the Bengal Presidency and placed in 1857 under the newly founded Calcutta University. Over the next hundred years and more, Presidency College was Bengal’s pre-eminent centre of higher learning.

Presidency signed a MoU with Trinity College, Dublin; the premier university of Ireland. The spirit of research has always been given top priority in all academic activity in the erstwhile Presidency College. Research activities in the Presidency University; on the one hand contribute to the fundamentals of various sciences and on the other, to the understanding of socially relevant issues.

Facilities at Presidency University -


  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Class Rooms
  • Internet Facility
  • Hostel
  • Sports Facility

Departments at Presidency University –


  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of History
  • Department of Performing Arts
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology

Scholarship at Presidency University –

A limited number of Merit-cum-means Scholarships and free studentships are available for the deserving and meritorious students whose parent's/guardians monthly income does not exceed Rs. 25,000/- per annum. The payment of Scholarships will be governed by the rules in force in the University from time to time.

A limited number of Sheela Kanoria Foundation Scholarships of the value of Rs. 2000/- per month are available for disadvantaged female students. A limited number of Happy Calcuttans Scholarships of the value Rs. 800/- are available for the undergraduate students. The Scholarships will be awarded purely on merit.

Name : Presidency University, Kolkata
Location : 86/1 College Street
City : Kolkata
State : West Bengal
Country : India
Contact No : 033-40529987
Contact Email : sec.registrar@presiuniv.ac.in
Website : http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/   
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