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University of Calcutta

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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In July 1854, the Court of Directors of the East India Company sent a 'despatch' to the Governor General of India in Council suggesting the establishment of the Universities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. In pursuance of the despatch, the University of Calcutta was founded on January 24,1857 by the incorporation of an Act of the Legislative Council. The University is now being governed by the Calcutta University Act, 1979. The Act provides for the reconstitution of the University to enable it to function more effectively in the fields of teaching, training and research in various branches of learning and courses of study and for higher ducation to meet the growing needs of the Society. The C.U. Act, 1979 has ensured democratisation of the various authorities of the University. It has given sufficient autonomy to the academic bodies of the University. The University has a number of campuses spread all over the metropolis and its suburbs.
601-650
2014
601-650
2015
651-700
2016
  • 28
    Citations per Faculty
251-300
2016
251-300
2017
  • 59.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 59
    Employer Reputation
=131
2014
50
2014
=149
2015
52
2015
108
2016
=54
2016
BRICS Rankings
  • 65.40
    Overall Score
  • 83.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 69.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 76.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 82.4
    Papers per Faculty
=131
2014
50
2014
=149
2015
52
2015
108
2016
=54
2016
Asian University Rankings
  • 46.20
    Overall Score
  • 56.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 57.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 68.1
    Papers per Faculty
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
525
International
1

Number of students

18,922
Postgraduate 84%
Undergraduate 16%

Number of international students

74
Postgraduate 16%
Undergraduate 84%
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