Presidency University

Presidency University

State Universities

 Kolkata, Bengal, India


Basic details

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About University

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’s 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.


Contact Details

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Malabika Sarkar


86/1 College Street,Kolkata 700073

Phone Numbers

91 33 2241 2738

Fax Numbers

91 33 2257 2444

Contact Email