Presidency University, Kolkata
|Established||:||20 January, 1817||Type||:||State Unitary University|
|Former Name||:||Hindu College 1817
Presidency College 1855
Presidency University 2010
|Location||:||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliations||:||University of Calcutta||Website||:||www.presiuniv.ac.in|
|Admission Sessions :||
|86/1, College Street, Kolkata - 700 073. West Bengal, INDIA.|
|How To Reach Us|
»Under Graduate»Post Graduate
|Presidency University offers B.A., B.Sc. courses in the following subjects.|
|Under Graduate Courses|
|Bachelor of Arts|
|Bachelor of Science|
|Post Graduate Courses|
|Master of Arts|
|Master of Science|
»Environmental System Management
»Molecular Biology and Genetics
Presidency University has a unique place in history. It was one of the first institutes of Western-type higher education in Asia. In 1817, a group of enlightened Indians and Englishmen set up the Hindoo College. This was taken over the British Government in 1855 as the College of the Bengal Presidency, and placed in 1857 under the newly founded Calcutta University.
Over the next hundred years and more, Presidency College was Bengal‚Äôs pre-eminent centre of higher learning. Although a Constituent College of Calcutta University, it preserved a tradition of research matched by few universities in India. This gave a unique dimension to its undergraduate teaching.
The formal establishment of Presidency University in July 2010 allows it to refashion its venerable traditions and continuing strengths into a leading institution of the future.