About the University

A Tradition of Notable Firsts

The first University located to the east of Suez to teach European Classics, English Literature, European and Indian Philosophy and Occidental and Oriental History.

  • The first medical school of Asia, the Calcutta Medical College was set up in 1835.Later it was affiliated to the University.
  • The first college for women in India, the Bethune College was set up in 1879.
  • The nation’s first homoeopathy college was established in 1880.
  • The Science College was established in 1914, the first in India.
  • The first blind school in India came into being in 1925 which was affiliated to the University.
  • The first University Museum in India, the Ashutosh Museum, came into being in 1937.
  • The Government Art College was established in 1951.
  • The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) was set up in1953 as the country’s first Management Institute.

Our First Affiliated Institutions

The first University located to the east of Suez to teach European Classics, English Literature, European and Indian Philosophy and Occidental and Oriental History.

  • Parental Academic Institution and Doverton College (Doverton College), Calcutta
  • St. Paul’s School, Calcutta (Re-affiliated in 1936)
  • Free Church Institution, Calcutta
  • La Martiniere, Calcutta (Re-affiliated in 1928)
  • London Missionary Society’s Institution, Bhowanipur
  • Presidency College, Calcutta
  • Medical College, Calcutta
  • Calcutta Civil Engineering College (Bengal Engineering College, Howrah at present Bengal Engineering and Science University) (Re-affiliated in 1880)
  • Hooghly College (Hooghly Mohsin College), Hooghly
  • Dacca College, Dacca
  • Krishnagar College, Krishnagar
  • Krishnath College, Berhampore
  • Serampore College, Serampore (Re-affiliated in  1911)

Early Beginnings - University’s first Senate included :

  • Alexander Duff
  • Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • Prosunno Coomar Tagore
  • Prince Golam Mohammad
  • William Gordon Pratt
  • Frederick John Mouat

First Two Graduates:

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Bankimchandra Chatterjee

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Juddoonath Bose

First Two Lady Graduates :

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Chandramukhi Basu

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Kadambini Ganguli