University of Calcutta

public state university in Kolkata, West Bengal

The University of Calcutta (informally known as Calcutta University or CU) is a public state university located in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), West Bengal, India. It was created on 24 January 1857.[1] Within India it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.[2]


  1. Department of Higher Education, West Bengal Archived 2009-06-29 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 6 August 2012
  2. "Calcutta University features at 3rd spot on India Today Universities Rankings 2012".