Vivekananda College for Women

  Vivekananda College for Women was established in 1961 and is affiliated with the University of Calcutta. The college offers 19 general UG, 14 honors UG and 2 PG courses in Arts, Science, Education and Commerce streams. Students can also enroll in research programs in Geography and Ph.D. under the mentorship of Ph.D. qualified guides.

Admission to UG courses is based on merit and the students passing their higher secondary examinations or its equivalent as recognized by the University of Calcutta. For PG courses, 60% of seats are earmarked for Calcutta University students (Category A) and the remaining 40% seats are open for general application with an entrance test (Category B). Existing SC/ST/PWD/OBC reservations are followed in each category. The selection of the PG courses is based on merit.


Vivekananda College for Women Key Points

  • The faculty of Vivekananda College for Women are experienced, supportive and are well qualified. The total number of faculty is 121 out of which 26 are Ph.D. holders.
  • Vivekananda College for Women has introduced a Learning Management System (E-learning) for students.
  • Vivekananda College for Women has a medical unit and offers in-house medical help by qualified doctors for staff and students.
  • Vivekananda College for Women provides facilities like spacious classrooms, modern well-equipped labs, gym, computer training centre, subsidized canteen, auditorium, library with reading rooms, games room for indoor games, spacious common room, stationary shop and a yoga centre with the appointed trainer.

Vivekananda College for Women Courses & Fees

CoursesCourse DetailsSelection Basis
BA (General)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 13,140
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent (any stream)
  • Specializations: Geography, Psychology, English, Bengali, Music, Education, Philosophy, History, Sociology, Sanskrit, Economics, Political Science
Based on merit
B.Sc. (General)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 15,630
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology as the main subject
  • Specializations: Anthropology, Mathematics, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, Physics
BA (Hons)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 14,820
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent
  • Specializations: Geography, English, Bengali, Education, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Sociology, Sanskrit, Economics
B.Sc. (Hons)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 22,830
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology as main subject
  • Specializations: Zoology, Anthropology, Botany, Mathematics
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent
  • Specializations: General
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 65,800
  • Eligibility: Graduation
  • Specializations: Bengali, Geography
Based on merit
  • Duration: 3-5 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidates having MA/M.Sc. Degree in Geography
  • Specializations: Geography
Written test/ interview with research proposal Candidate with UGC/ CSIR/ JRF (NET)/ SET/ SLET/ GATE or DST (Inspire) Scholarship or Teacher Fellowship holders and M.Phil/ M.Tech./ MD/ ME/ M.Pharm. Degree from a recognized university is exempted from the Written Test.

Vivekananda College for Women Placements

Vivekananda College for Women has a Career and Counselling Cell approved by the UGC. The cell organizes campus interviews and offers various training courses which are aimed to be career-oriented, conducted by competent personnel and in collaboration with reputed organizations. The training programs are offered at very subsidized fees for the students. Some of the key highlights of the placement are mentioned below:

  • Career counselling is done in collaboration with ABP-Career Cell and Aptitude test sessions, programs in logical aptitude, basic arithmetic, general awareness, communicative skills are also conducted by the cell to better prepare the students.
  • Computer Training Centre offers certificate courses in Computer basics, DTP, Web Page Design, basic programming and basic internet which makes the students better employable at the time of placement.
  • The college has been conducting campus interviews every year with students being recruited by some of the top companies in the country like IBM Daksh, Infosys and EMCONS.
  • The median package offered to students at the time of placement is INR 1.43 LPA and the maximum package offered to students at the time of placement is INR 2.82 LPA.
  • For the academic year 2018-19, 22 students were placed with a median package of INR 2.04 LPA with reputed companies.

Vivekananda College for Women Scholarship

Vivekananda College for Women offers support to its deserving and needing students in the form of scholarship and aid funds which are mentioned below:

  • Central and State Government Scholarships: Scholarship is offered to SC (Top Class Education Scheme, Post Matric SC Scholarship), ST (Post Matric and National Fellowship Scholarship), OBC (Post Matric OBC Scholarship) and other minority groups (Talent Support Programme) under Central and State Government schemes.
  • Student Aid Fund Scholarship: Scholarship is offered to students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society depending on family income and student needs from the Student’s Aid Fund and Student’s Welfare Fund.
  • Free-Ship Scholarship: Free-ship scheme is offered to students coming from the unorganized labour sector.
  • Kanyashree Prakalpa Scholarship: The college provides scholarships under Kanyashree Prakalpa, a scheme introduced by the Government of West Bengal to improve the life and status of girls from economically backward families.