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What's new at Presidency University Kolkata? The university will release the 5th merit list for both courses on Sep 9. The last date of admission to BA and BSc is Sep 30. The last date to apply for MA (Bengali, English, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Performing Arts) and MSc (Chemistry, Applied Economics, Geography, Applied Geology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) under Open Quota is Sep 15. The tentative last date for admission is Oct 31.

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Presidency University Kolkata Placements 2022

Some of the chief admission dates regarding admission at Presidency University Kolkata are as follows:


Counselling for MA & MSc (PU Quota)

14 Sep '22

Last date of application for MA & MSc (Open Quota)

15 Sep '22

Cutoff for MA & MSc (Open Quota)

16 Sep '22

Last date of admission to BA & BSc

30 Sep '22

Last date (tentative) of admission to MA & MSc (Open Quota)

31 Oct '22

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Presidency University Kolkata Courses and Fee 2022

Presidency University Kolkata offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in the field of Arts and Science. The courses include BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MA, MSc and PhD programmes across multiple specialisations. Details regarding all these Presidency University, Kolkata courses along with their specialisations and total fee are as follows:

CoursesTotal tuition Fees Eligibility
B.Sc.(8 Courses)
INR 5.4 K
(for 3 years)
10+2 : 70 %
Exams : CBSE 12th
M.Sc.(12 Courses)
INR 3.84 K
(for 2 years)
Graduation : 55-60 %
B.A.(8 Courses)
INR 5.4 K
(for 3 years)
10+2 : 60-65 %
Exams : CBSE 12th
M.A.(8 Courses)
INR 3.84 K
(for 2 years)
Graduation : 50 %

Presidency University, Kolkata Rankings

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Anonymous | B.Sc. in Physics - Batch of 2023
Reviewed on 26 May 2021
Placements 2 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 5
It is a good college for physics Hons with great faculty members and good infrastructure.

Placements: Physics is not a technical course, so there is no such placement in this course. However, it is the best course to go for higher studies. Students can get a chance to do their PhD from abroad.

Infrastructure: College buildings are very good, well-lighted and airy. Lab facilities are decent. Students can have access to the central library. The condition of the hostel is also good, and the food is well-served.

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Indranath Chatter ... | M.Sc. in Applied Economics - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021
Placements 4 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Review of Presidency University, Kolkata.

Placements: Almost 90% of the students got placements. HSBC, BRIDGEi2i, TCS, HDFC Bank and many others came for recruiting, and they offered roles like financial managers and many other posts. The highest score in our batch is 9.5, which is very good. Almost all the students got placements after the last semester.

Infrastructure: All the necessary infrastructure is available here. Wi-Fi, labs, classrooms and the library are very good. You can get any book from the library, and they have a huge stock. Our college has a footb...

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Biprajit Das | B.A. in Bengali - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2021
Placements 1 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 3 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
What you must know about Presidency University, Kolkata before stepping in.

Placements: I joined Presidency University in 2018 in the department of Bengali for graduation. The placement cell of the university has been inactive for quite a long time now. I have not seen any company to come to our campus for placement. So the condition of the placement is very poor. So is the condition of getting internship from the course I am pursuing. Students can try themselves to get a part-time or full-time job. But it is very rare to see companies to come and recruit employees from our campus.

Infrastructure: Presidency University provides a very traditional and standard department for B.A. In Bengali. Other departments are also doing very well. Approximately 35 students can participate in a classroom in more or less every department. No commerce courses are available here. Departments are big enough, so are the classrooms. Some of those are even air-conditioned. Every department has their own library and computer classrooms to provide the best facilities to the students. Every student has their own ...

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Anonymous | B.Sc. in Life Science - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 12 Mar 2021
Placements 4 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Presidency has a historical legacy and is excellent now.

Placements: I am currently studying an undergraduate course in science (biology). The current scenario is that graduates from any discipline of science are not very employable. They get jobs after completing a minimum of a master's degree. Our college offers a master's programme. If you study a master's under the bachelor's programme, then there are fairly good chances to get admission to a master's programme because a fair number of admissions are reserved for the home quota in our college. A master's degr...

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Samali Ghosh | M.Sc. in Physics - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Go and reach in your dreams.

Placements: Apprpx 80 to 90% students are placed in my course. In the first year of M.Sc. various course is offered by the institute and in the 2nd year, students get an opportunity to research on a short term project on their interests. Students get a good expose from here.

Infrastructure: Wi-fi connectivity, well classroom infrastructure, library, Labs and Experimental set up all facilities arw given by the institute and a weekly seminar is another advantage in this institute which enlightens our knowledge about various topics and grow interests in student's mind. Hostel facilities are also good in this institute. Fooding and staying is good. There are a lot of students come from long distances to study here. All are welcomed by the institute and they give a good hostel facility....

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Presidency University Kolkata Scholarships 2022

The University offers several scholarships to the students on the basis of merit and need. These scholarships are offered under all programmes. Name of some of the Presidency University, Kolkata scholarships are listed below:

  • Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • NSP & National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students
  • Minority Scholarship
  • Priyamvada Birla Scholarship
  • Sambhava Foundation Scholarship
  • Harsh and Payal Hada Foundation
  • Kanyasharee Scholarship

Presidency University Kolkata Highlights 2022

Recognised as an Institution of National Eminence by the UGC, Presidency University Kolkata, is a state university that was established in 1817. Formerly known as Hindoo College, it became the College of the Bengal Presidency, and got associated with Calcutta University in 1857. After functioning as a leading constituent college under Calcutta University for over a hundred years, the institution was established as a university in July 2010. Recognised by the UGC, it is accredited by NAAC with "A" Grade.

The University has 17 departments that offers UG, PG and PhD programmes in Arts and Science specialisations. Admission to all the courses offered by the University is entrance-based every year. However, for admission to the academic year 2021-22, the entrance exams conducted for admission to UG and PG courses by WBJEEB, i.e. PUBDET and PUMDET stand cancelled. All the admissions for this academic year will be based on merit in the last qualifying exam.

Some of the prominent highlights around Presidency University Kolkata are as follows:

Particulars Statistics

Year of establishment


Recognition| Accreditation

UGC | "A" Grade by the NAAC

College ranking (2016)

Inaugural Top 50 by NIRF

Modes of education


Number of courses offered

UG: 16

PG: 17

Accepted entrance exams*

UG courses: PUBDET

PG courses: PUMDET

Student to faculty ratio

UG: 7:1

PG: 4:1

Highest salary

Rs 15 LPA (2016)

Median salary

Rs 5 LPA (2016)

Number & type of scholarships

7 | Merit and need-based


Trinity College, Groningen University and Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, etc.

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Presidency University, Kolkata Infrastructure/Facilities

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Presidency University Kolkata Popular Alumni

Being one of the oldest institutions in India, Presidency University has graduated a number of state heads, Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Chief Justices of India, Governor of RBI, Oscar winners, multiple Padma awardees, at least six Sahitya Akademi awardees, numerous national award-winning film directors, politicians, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureates, two Nobel laureates and several civil servants serving in senior capacities. This list is not just composed of graduates of this school, as many of the famous people in its list of popular alumni didn't necessarily earn a degree from this University.

Depicted below is a list of the top eight popular alumni who have studied from Presidency University Kolkata.

Presidency University Kolkata MoUs and Collaborations

Over the years, Presidency University Kolkata has signed a number of MoUs with national and international organisations and Universities. This has been done not just to not only foster global competencies among its researchers, students and teachers but also to enhance the quality of its outreach activities. All these MoUs are listed in the following table:

Presidency University Kolkata MoUs

Indiana University (IU)

Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, UK (SOAS)

Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

SKA-India Consortium

Tata Medical Centre

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute

Infosys Foundation

Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Japan

The University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Edward Food Research & Analysis Centre Ltd (EFRAC)

Georgia State University and Its College of Arts & Scineces (GSU)

Information and Lbrary Network Centre (ILNC)

University of East Angila Norwich, UK

University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

University of Cambridge, UK

NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning a Centre for excellence at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (NSRCEL-IIMB)

Waseda University

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Presidency University, Kolkata FAQs

Presidency University Kolkata FAQs

Q. How many courses are offered by Presidency University?

A. The University offers more than 30 courses across Arts and Science streams.

Q. Is Presidency University approved by the UGC?

A. Yes, the UGC has recognised Presidency University as an Institute of Eminence. In addition to this, it is also accredited with an "A" Grade by the NAAC.

Q. Does Presidency University Kolkata offers a PhD degree?

A. Yes, Presidency University offers PhD programme with a duration of three years across 14 specialisations.

Q. Who are the top recruiters at Presidency University Kolkata?

A. A few top recruiting companies are MU SIGMA, Deloitte and many more.

Q. Can I apply online for the Presidency University Kolkata admissions?

A. Yes, the admission process is conducted online through the official website of the University.

Q. What is the admission criteria for UG courses at Presidency University?

A. For admission to UG programmes, candidates must have a valid score in Presidency University Bachelor Degree Entrance Test (PUBDET) conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB). However, for admission 2021, this exam got cancelled and admissions will be based on merit in Class 12.

Q. Does Presidency University offer any scholarships?

A. Yes, the University offers a few scholarships on merit and need-basis to the students of all programmes

Q. What is the total number of faculty at Presidency University?

A. Presidency University has more than 220 permanent faculty members.

Q. Does Presidency University has any international collaborations?

A. Yes, the University has collaborated with 20 international organisations across different continents. Some of the popular names include Trinity College, Groningen University and Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, among others.

Q. What is the student to faculty ratio of Presidency University Kolkata?

A. The student to faculty ratio of the University is 7:1 for UG programmes and 4:1 for PG programmes.

Q. Is there a placements cell at Presidency University Kolkata?

A. The University has a career counselling cell for its students. The cell works with the objective to train students in various aspects of their career.

Q. When was Presidency University established?

A. Presidency University was established in 1817 in Kolkata as Hindoo College. It then became the College of the Bengal Presidency and got associated with Calcutta University in 1857. After functioning as a leading constituent college under Calcutta University for over a hundred years, the institution was established as a university in July 2010.


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