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Bangabasi College

Bangabasi College
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Established 27 November 27, 1887
Type Public
Students 2570 + 410 (self-funded)
Undergraduates 2550
Postgraduates 20
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban, 0.60 acres
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Affiliations University of Calcutta

Bangabasi College (Bengali: বঙ্গবাসী কলেজ) is a Kolkata based liberal arts, commerce and sciences college.[1] It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the University of Calcutta. It was founded by Acharya Girish Chandra Bose, an educationist, social reformer and agriculturist, in 1887. The College celebrated its 125th anniversary from November 2011 to October 2012.


Acharya Girish Chandra founded Bangabasi School in 1885. The school started in a rented house in Bowbazar Street with six teachers and twelve students. The school was upgraded into a college in 1887. Girish Chandra had served the college as its Principal from 1887 to 1933, before he was nominated as Rector of the college in 1935. The College got affiliation for B.A, B.L. and M.A. courses to meet the requirement of the students. In the year 1903, the college moved to its present premises at 19, Scott Lane. After that there was a steady growth of the college with the introduction of the Honors courses in various subjects.

After the independence in 1947, three new branches of the institution were opened which, later changed into Bangabasi Morning College, Bangabasi Day College and Bangabasi Evening College. All of them are housed in the same building, except Bangabasi College of Commerce. The College became co-educational in 1979 and the college authority opened another commerce department. 1947, the year of India's independence, coincided with the diamond jubilee year of the college. The celebration was inaugurated by Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, a lawyer, writer, statesman and the second Governor-General of independent India.


Bangabasi College has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC) with "B+" cerificate.[2]

Admissions and academics

Admission commences immediately after the publication of the results of the Higher Secondary examination of the West Bengal Higher Secondary Council. After all the admission applications have been received (within the specified dates) the College will publish its merit list of eligible candidates who may then be entitled to take admission in different courses. As per the rules of admission to Bangabasi College 22% of the seats are reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 6% for Scheduled Tribes (ST).


Late Acharya Girish Chandra Bose memorial
Anthropology Bengali Botany Chemistry Commerce
Computer Science Economics English Geography History
Mathematics Philosophy Physics Political Science Sanskrit
Zoology psychology

Undergraduate education

Bangabasi College offers a number of degrees as part of its undergraduate programmes. They include:

  • 3 years B.A. (Hons)
Offered in English, Bengali, Sanskrit, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Economics.
  • 3 years B.Sc. (Hons)
Offered in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Zoology, Botany, Anthropology, Computer Science, Geography,
  • 3 years B.Com. (Hons)
Offered in Financial Accounting, Direct and Indirect Taxation, Cost & Management Accounting, Indian Financial System and Financial Market Operations.
  • 3 years B.A. (Gen)
  • 3 years B.Sc. (Gen)
  • 3 years B.Com. (Gen)

Postgraduate education

Bangabasi College offers a self-financed two-year (four-semester) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Zoology.

Bangabasi College Computer Training Center

Bangabasi College in collaboration with Webel Informatics Limited offers a computer awareness course. This course is compulsory to the students of B.A. (Hons. & General), B.Sc. (general) students.

Student life and culture


Freshers' Welcome, Annual Social, Inter-Class Cultural Competition, publication of Wall Magazine, organisation of nature study camps, Quiz, Essay, Debate.


The college has an auditorium with a capacity of 450 seats.

Bangabasi College Magazine

Bangabasi College Magazine (first published in 1903) is the oldest college magazine of its type in Kolkata. It is published by the Bangabasi College Students Union every year and it is an important annual event of this college.


Bangabasi College has common sports ground and a beautiful pavilion on the Kolkata Maidan for cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, lawn tennis, badminton, and athletics. Students of the Bangabasi College participate in the Inter-Class Football Competitions, Annual Sports, Inter-College Table Tennis Tournaments and Inter-college Cricket Tournaments.

Bangabasi College has strict provisions dealing with physical and mental harassment of junior students (ragging).

Notable alumni

The alumni of Bangabasi College have achieved prominence in various fields. Following is the list of notable alumni of this college.

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