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Basanti Devi College

147 B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal   |   ESTD : 1959   |   Approved By: UGC   |  NAAC   |   Type: Public
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About College

Basanti Devi College, Kolkata was established in 1959. It is a premier undergraduate institution for girls affiliated to the University of Calcutta as one of the first sponsored colleges by the Government of West Bengal under scheme 2F of the UGC. IGNOU, Basanti Devi College Convergence Program is initiated in 2008 with an intention to merge the traditional class room based studies with distant learning mode under one roof. The main goal of the college is to equip the enrolled students with, academic degrees, and to help them to develop a sense of self respect and self reliance, empowerment and emancipation, irrespective of the social strata of their origin.

  • The college is located in the junction of urban and rural conglomerate
  • Basanti Devi College caters the women students for both the localities
  • A large number of students of the college belongs to backward classes; minority communities and some are also from below poverty line


  • Bengali
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics

Research and projects:

  • There are three projects of women’s studies that are undergoing in the college
  • International collaboration on Socio Cybernetics project on peace and harmony
  • Research on Language and Representation in Four Post-Independence Women
  • Novelists of India


  • NAAC sponsored workshop and seminar on students support and progression coordinated by the IQAC team
  • UGC sponsored National seminar on surrogacy in India
  • National Service Scheme
  • Women awareness program by rupantaran an NGO
  • International Disability Day walk by students in collaboration with “Beautiful Minds”
  • Annual sports day is organized in the month of December every academic year
  • Annual social is held in jaunuary. Students take part in various activities like music, dance, recitation etc


  • Psychological Councelling cell- There is a workshop on stress management in collaboration with jadavpur centre for counseling and studies in self development
  • Remedial Cell- Seminar on reservation with relevance with Indian socio-economic scenarioin collaboration with Indian Institute of Public administration
  • Legal counseling cell- It is in collaboration with West Bengal state Legal Aid Service
  • Grievance Redressal cell- There is a cell for grievance redressal
  • Anti-Harassment and Anti-Ragging cell- There is a cell in the college to prevent students from ragging and harassment


  • Library has a rich collection of more than 28000 books
  • It has 5 wings for all the departments
  • Fully wi-fi connectivity
  • Website for the library

College Achievements:

  • The social service unit of the college, MAITREE (an U.G.C sponsored programme), has successfully continued its social welfare activity with the help of interested students by directly involving them in voluntary, rural community services
  • The college has also been successful in continuing the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DEAS), which is a programme to recognize the all-round self-improvement of the students




First Prize

Securing Highest Marks in (General and Honours)

Departmental Prize

Best student of each Department

Late Mukul Guha Award

Highest Marks in Political Science Honours in Part-I test

Prafulla Kumar Mitra Memorial Award

Highest Marks in Bengali Honours in Part-I test

Sailendra Nath Mitra Memorial Award

First Postion in Bengali Essay competition

Tarun Kumar Sen Memorial prize

Highest Marks in Philosophy Honours in Part-I test

Sreelekha Chatterjee Memorial Prize

All round performance in all three years



  • Merit scholarship given by the state government
  • Minority scholarship given by the state government
  • Merit cum Meansscholarship
  • Sports Scholarships given to the students showing excellence in university level sports competition

College Infrastructure and Facility

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