Basanti Devi College, Kolkata
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Established August 5th, 1959 Type Private
President -- Principal/Teacher-in-Charge Dr. Indrila Guha
Former Name -- Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Affiliation(s) University of Calcutta Category Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate
Accreditation / Recognition UGC. N.A.A.C Accredited B Department(s) Arts, Science
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    NCC
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    Central Library
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    Grievance Redressal Cell

About College
Basanti Devi College, named after Basanti Devi, was the first Government sponsored college for women in Kolkata to be founded by the Government of West Bengal in 1959. An eminent freedom fighter, Basanti Devi, wife of Sri Chittaranjan Das, was the first Indian lady to be imprisoned under British Rule for her involvement in the Indian freedom struggle.

Located at the junction of the urban and rural conglomerate, this premier college caters to the needs of girl students from both these areas. A large group of them are also from backward classes, minority communities and from below poverty line. The college offers scope for higher education for women with special needs.

Along with the Calcutta University stipulated academic curriculum, the college also offers scope for the empowerment of girl students by helping them to develop their self-help skills, self-reliance and independence.
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