A List of Top Colleges in Kolkata in 2022

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Top Colleges in Kolkata: Have you completed your higher secondary education and are looking for admission to the best and top colleges of Kolkata in 2022? Then this article is for you. Today, in this article I will share with you the top colleges in Kolkata. There are many colleges listed in Kolkata which offer the best education to the examinees. We have collected the top colleges of Kolkata and made a list for the candidates who have completed HS in 2022. So, let’s check the list of the top 10 colleges of Kolkata in 2022.

The colleges in Kolkata attract a large number of students from all over India, even from abroad. In Kolkata, there are situated some best and well-known colleges and these are the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Calcutta), Jadavpur University, Presidency University, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT Kolkata), University of Calcutta, etc. Below we will discuss the fees and courses of these colleges.

Top Colleges in Kolkata

1. Indian Institute of Management(IIM)

Indian Institute of Management, established on November 13th, 1961 located at Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata. The Indian Institute of Management is ranked 3 under the Management category by NIRF 2020. The Institute is considered one of the best B-Schools in India for Management Education. The IIM offers PG, doctoral and executive programs to the students.

IIM Courses:- The Indian Institute of Management offers various courses to the students such as PGPM, PGDBA, PGPEx-VLM, MBA-Ex, and Ph.D.

Course  Eligibility Criteria

PGPM (MBA)-Economics/ Finance and Control/ Marketing

CAT/ GMAT/ Bachelor’s Degree
PGDBA Computer-Based test conducted by the institute
PGPEx-VLM Aptitude test conducted by the institute, GMAT preferred (not compulsory)-1st class marks from SLC/ Madhyamik

GMAT- Bachelor’s degree

Ph.D.- Economics/ Finance & Control/ Human Resource Management

CAT/ GMAT / GRE / GATE / UGC-NET JRF-first-class pass in any master’s degree or PG diploma, and also,three-year bachelor’s degree/ CA/ BTech

2. Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University is one of the best well-known colleges, located in Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The college is established on 24th December 1955. The State-Level University has been ranked 5 for University and 17 for Engineering by NIRF 2020. In Jadavpur University, there are 36 departments that provide more than 130 UGC-approved courses at UG, PG, and doctoral levels.

Jadavpur University Courses:- Jadavpur University offers a number of undergraduates courses such as BE, BTech, BA, BSc, B Pharm, B.LibISC, B.Ed, and B.Arc, and also offers post-graduate courses like ME, MTech, MA, MSc, MPharm, B.Ed, M.Lib.I.Sc, MEd, M.Arch, and MEd.

Course (BA) Eligibility Criteria Duration 

Economics/ Bengali/ English / History/ Philosophy

Have to complete Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board

3 Years

Course (BSc) Eligibility Criteria Duration 

Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Geological Sciences

Have to complete class 12 in Science stream from a recognized board

3 Years

Course (ME) Eligibility Criteria Duration 

Automobile Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering

Have to complete BE/ BTech or equivalent graduation degree in relevant stream/ specialization from a recognized institute/ university.


2 Years

Course (MA) Eligibility Criteria Duration 

Bengali/ Economics/ History/ Philosophy/ English

Have to complete a BSc or equivalent degree with relevant subjects from a recognized institute/ university


2 Years

Course (MSc) Eligibility Criteria Duration 

Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Electronic Science/ Physics/ Mathematics

Have to complete BSc or equivalent graduation degree in relevant stream from a recognized institute/ university

2 Years

3. Presidency University

Presidency University formerly known as ‘Hindoo College’ established in 1817 is an institute for higher education in College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal. The Presidency University of Calcutta is considered one of the top colleges in Kolkata which offers courses in various disciplines such as Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physics, Economics, Political Science, and many more.

Presidency University Courses:- The University has 17 departments that offer UG, PG, Ph.D. courses in various disciplines. Below is a list of all courses offered by Presidency University.

Courses  Details 
BA (Hons.)-History, Bengali, English, Sociology, Political Science, Hindi, Philosophy, and Performing Arts.

3 years of Duration with graduation

B.Sc. (Hons)-Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Life Sciences, Physics, Geology, and Statistics.

3 years of Duration with graduation

MA-Specializations: History, Bengali, English, Political Science, Hindi, Sociology, Philosophy, and Performing Arts. 2 years of Duration with graduation
M.Sc-Geography, Applied Economics, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Geology, Microbial Biotechnology, and Plant Biotechnology. 

2 years of Duration with graduation

Ph.D.-Political Science, Hindi, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Bengali, Geography, Economics, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Mathematics.

6 years of Duration with PG

4. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT Kolkata)

National Institute of Fashion Technology is a government college that was established in 1995, located in Kolkata. NIFT Kolkata offers courses at the level of undergraduate and postgraduate in fields of design, management, and technology. 

NIFT Courses:- National Institute of Fashion Technology offers 8 courses in different streams at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NIFT also offers B.Des. and B.F.Tech at UG level and MFM for the PG level.

Courses Duration
B. Des 3 Years
B. F Tech 4 years
M.F .M 2 years

5. University of Calcutta

The University of Calcutta is one of the top colleges in Kolkata established in 1857. The University of Calcutta is ranked 11 for the overall performance by the NIRF 2020 rankings. The University offers various courses such as UG, PG, Doctoral, Diploma in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Management, Law, Journalism, etc.

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