A Tradition of Notable Firsts
The first University located to the east of Suez to teach European Classics, English Literature, European and Indian Philosophy and Occidental and Oriental History.
- The first medical school of Asia, the Calcutta Medical College was set up in 1835.Later it was affiliated to the University.
- The first college for women in India, the Bethune College was set up in 1879.
- The nation’s first homoeopathy college was established in 1880.
- The Science College was established in 1914, the first in India.
- The first blind school in India came into being in 1925 which was affiliated to the University.
- The first University Museum in India, the Ashutosh Museum, came into being in 1937.
- The Government Art College was established in 1951.
- The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) was set up in1953 as the country’s first Management Institute.
Our First Affiliated Institutions
- Parental Academic Institution and Doverton College (Doverton College), Calcutta
- St. Paul’s School, Calcutta (Re-affiliated in 1936)
- Free Church Institution, Calcutta
- La Martiniere, Calcutta (Re-affiliated in 1928)
- London Missionary Society’s Institution, Bhowanipur
- Presidency College, Calcutta
- Medical College, Calcutta
- Calcutta Civil Engineering College (Bengal Engineering College, Howrah – at present Bengal Engineering and Science University)
(Re- affiliated in 1880)
- Hooghly College (Hooghly Mohsin College), Hooghly
- Dacca College, Dacca
- Krishnagar College, Krishnagar
- Krishnath College, Berhampore
- Serampore College, Serampore (Re-affiliated in 1911)
Early Beginnings University’s first Senate included :
- Alexander Duff
- Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
- Prosunno Coomar Tagore
- Prince Golam Mohammad
- William Gordon Pratt
- Frederick John Mouat
|First Two Graduates
|First Two Lady Graduates