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Presidency University, Kolkata Courses & Admission Procedure 2016-2017
The Presidency University, Kolkata (earlier Presidency College) is one of the premier colleges in India for learning Liberal arts and sciences. Established in 1817 it is the oldest educational Institution in India. It was founded by the renowned Raja Ram Mohan Roy and other prominent personalities of Bengal. It was upgraded to the university status in 2010 and was ranked 3rd all over India. The leading weekly magazine of India “India Today” had ranked it number one in the year 2002. The Presidency University, Kolkata has been awarded accreditation grade of A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the biggest accolade for a educational institution according to its methodology.
The University offers a numerous courses in undergraduate and postgraduate level in Arts and Science. All the departments of the university are the best of its kind in the nation. Department of Bengali is one of its most excellent departments. The university also has a number of prestigious institutions under its aegis. The eminent alumni of Presidency University, Kolkata have made significant and noteworthy contributions in various aspects of life. Academy Award winner Satyajit Ray and the Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen were among the prominent alumni. The great Rabindranath Tagore was also once admitted, but had spent only one day there.
The exquisitely sculpture college building represents the architecture of middle of the nineteenth century. The presence of a clock tower adds splendor to the building. The university supports vivid extracurricular activities including sports and cultural activities of all sorts. The college has a long history of excellence in sports, especially in cricket and lawn tennis. ‘Milieu’ is the annual function organized by the college which witnesses participants from colleges all over the royal Bengal.
Presidency College delivering a excellent, robust, superior education has proved vital to the Indian education and will continue to be one of the best universities of all ages.
Courses offered by the University are:
B.Sc (Hons) Statistics
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (English)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hindi)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (History)
For details on merit list etc visit website http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/