|Type Women's college|
Principal Professor Mamata Ray
Affiliations University of Calcutta
Motto Viddaya Vindatey Amritam
Location Kolkata, India
Phone 033 2257 1712
|Address 181, Bidhan Sarani, Hedua, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006|
Notable alumni Pritilata Waddedar, Sarala Devi Chaudhurani, Sova Sen, Leela Roy, Tista Das
Similar University of Calcutta, Scottish Church College, Bangabasi College, Vidyasagar College, Anandamohan College
Bethune college dragon week 2013 closing video
Bethune College is the first women's college in Asia. It was founded as a school in 1849 by John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, and in 1879 developed into the first women's college in India, after whom it is named as Bethune College. It is located in Kolkata, and is affiliated to the University of Calcutta.
The college is accredited "A" by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
Bethune college fest 2012
The motto of the College "Vidya Vindatey Amritam" means 'knowledge provides immortal bliss.'
The three glowing lamps - centrally for 'knowledge' side by side 'humanity' and "transparency", and the wheel for 'dynamism through exercise' constitute the emblem.