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Basanti Devi College Kolkata

  Basanti Devi College is a government college for girls. It is the first government college in Kolkata which was founded by the government of West Bengal in 1959 with the mission of women empowerment. The college is affiliated with the University of Calcutta and accredited by NAAC. It offers a vast number of courses for students belonging to rural areas, economically weaker families, and scheduled caste.


Named after Basanti Devi, the first woman freedom fighter of the country, Basanti Devi College offers UG and PG courses. The courses include B.A. & B.Sc. (General & Hons.), M.A. in English, and Political Science. It also offers various Diploma and certificate courses at affordable fees. Admission to these courses offered by Basanti Devi College is solely merit-based and in accordance with the availability of seats, except fr MA. The college conducts an entrance test to provide admission to its MA course.

About 22% of seats for SC and 6% of seats for ST candidates are reserved by Basanti Devi College for all courses. For PWD candidates 3% of seats are reserved for each course. OBC students can get admission on the basis they have not lower than 10% marks in the previous qualifying exam.

Basanti Devi College Key Points

  • Basanti Devi College conducts admission procedures in offline and online mode.
  • The college has reserved seats for SC, OBC, ST students. 3% of total seats are reserved for candidates with disabilities.
  • Students can also join computer training along with their courses within college timings.
  • Candidates must have an aggregate of 55% marks in 12th for admission in the UG courses. Candidates are selected based on merit lists and reservation criteria.
  • The college provides the best placements to students with an average package of up to INR 2 LPA in different companies.
  • Insurance is also available for selected candidates.
  • Basanti Devi College is affiliated with the University of Calcutta and approved by UGC.
  • The college has special arrangements for women with weak socio-economic backgrounds and women with certain disabilities.
  • The girls are taught many different skills and also they are taught social values and a sense of self-respect.

Basanti Devi College Courses and Fees

Basanti Devi College offers UG, PG, Diploma, and Certificate courses in various specializations. Tabulated below are the details of the courses offered by the college:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons.
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 5,490/year
  • Specialization: Education, English, History, Bengali, Sanskrit, Communicative English, Philosophy, Political Science
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 55% aggregate marks
On a merit basis through the qualifying exam
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 5,340/year
  • Specialization: Psychology, Education, Communicative English, Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, Bengali, Sanskrit, Sociology
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 55% aggregate marks
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Hons.
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 8,050/year
  • Specialization: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 55% aggregate marks
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 6,650/year
  • Specialization: Economics, Statistics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 55% aggregate marks
Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 20,600/year
  • Specialization: Political Science, English
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 55% aggregate marks
On a merit basis through the qualifying exam
Diploma Courses
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: Computer Application, Export & Import Management
  • Eligibility: Pass in 10th
Certification Course
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: Functional English, Physiological Counselling, Spoken English, Art and Craft, Spoken French, Legal Awareness for Women, Research Analysis
  • Eligibility: Pass in 12th

Basanti Devi College Placements

Basanti Devi College has a training and placement cell that looks after the recruitments and students’ training procedures. It also conducts webinar for students for recruitments and different placement requirements. Recently, a webinar was held on May 11, 2021, by Calcutta Business School.

  • In 2016-17, 41 graduate students from arts and science get placement with an average package of 1,44,000 LPA.
  • In 2015-16, 67 students get placement in different companies.
  • In 2014-15, 5 students get placement in TCS with a package of INR 90,000 Per Year.
  • Major recruiters of the college are Amazon CS, Bajaj Capital, SPASH Advisors Private Ltd.
  • The college also provides internship opportunities to the students.

Placement Statistics 2020

Tabulated below are the details of the placements or internships offered to the students at Basanti Devi College with the salary offered:

AmazonINR 2,75,500 PA
Bajaj CapitalFixed Stipend up to INR 7,500/ – 14,500/ PM
SPASH Advisors Pvt. Ltd.8k to 10k + incentives. (PM)

Basanti Devi College Scholarships

Various scholarships are provided to meritorious and needy students of Basanti Devi College as per the rules of the State Government. Some of them are as follows:

  • Free scholarship to SC, OBC, ST students
  • Merit Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Kanyashree Scholarship
  • Minority Scholarship
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

How to Avail Scholarships?

Candidates are required to submit the application form for the scholarships during the admission process along with the mandatory documents.

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