Top 10 Best Popular Colleges in Kolkata


Right after the students break the boundary of the school walls they step outside the bigger world to chase their dreams. After passing with flying colours, college hunting begins, the confusion lies in choosing the right college for yourself.

Here are the top 10 Kolkata based colleges which can show your dreams in the right direction.

1. Jadavpur University 

Jadavpur University is one of the most reputed public state universities in Kolkata. Jadavpur University offers both under graduate and post graduate courses along with a diploma and certificate courses.

The admission process differs accordingly. For certain courses, there is an entrance examination and for the rest, admission is done based on the board exams result of the candidate. In the case of postgraduate candidates entrance exam is a must and cut off differs from year to year.

Jadavpur University offers tons of streams starting from humanities to science. Jadavpur University is also considered to be one of the topmost engineering colleges in Kolkata.

2. Presidency College

Presidency college is one of the oldest colleges in Kolkata located at the epitome of books, college street. Previously known as Hindu College,  the doors of the presidency college are open for A-lister students. Falling under a presidency university, this college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The entrance exam for admission is a must in this college.

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This college has a variety of departments starting from language, literature, science, humanities,  performing arts, etc.  This college helps students to explore by choosing their dream stream.

3. St. Xavier’s College

St.Xavier’s is not only a college but also a brand that carries heritage and authenticity.  Not only in Kolkata but also in many other states of our country St.Xavier’s holds the top seat of the list.

St.Xavier’s college is under St.Xavier’s university which offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 
The park street college offers a variety of courses which include commencing,  Management studies, Arts, General and language departments,  science,  Mass com, Multimedia and animation, and environmental since. Such variety opens up more scopes for students.

4. Lady Brabourne College

Lady Brabourne College is one of the best educational institutions for women.  This college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and falls under the University of Calcutta. This leading women’s college is among the top 10 colleges in Kolkata along with a handful of departments starting from language, literature, humanities, and science. The Admissions process is based on the academic merit of the candidate.

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5. Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration. 

Goenka college of commerce and Business Administration is the best commerce college in Kolkata under Calcutta university. Along with undergraduate and postgraduate courses  Goenka offers an MBA degree course as well.

6. Calcutta Medical College Hospital 

Calcutta Medical college in college square has a historic relevance in the state. It is one of the best and oldest medical  Institutions established in 1835.  This college carries the heritage of our city.  Calcutta Medical College is considered to be one of the most promising and best medical colleges in Kolkata. The top rank holders in the entrance exams get the opportunity to associate their names with this college. Calcutta Medical college holds prestige and tradition in its name.

 7. Loreto College

Loreto college is another women’s college in Kolkata which is one of the best colleges in the city. This Catholic college is affiliated to the Calcutta University.  Loreto college offers many undergraduate courses such as literature, humanities, and science. The cut off for admission varies from year to year and there is no such entrance exam for any undergraduate courses.

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 8. Shri Shikshayatan College

Another women’s college under Calcutta university which tops the list of the best colleges in Kolkata offers only undergraduate courses. This college covers streams like humanities,  science,  commerce, and mass communication.  There are no such entrance exams in this college, and the cut off for admission varies accordingly.

9. Scottish Church College.

Scottish church college under Calcutta university is one of the oldest and best colleges in Kolkata. This college offers humanities, science, and commerce along with BBA at the undergraduate level.

10. Asutosh College 

Asutosh College is one of the best colleges in Kolkata under Calcutta university. This Bhowanipore college has various streams to offer from humanities to science and technology it also offers commerce and management.