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Vidyasagar College: Courses Offered, Eligibility Criteria, Admissions 2021, Placements

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Vidyasagar college was set up in 1872 by Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar who formerly named it Metropolitan college. The college has been recognised by NAAC, graded ‘B’. Vidyasagar college is affiliated with Calcutta University and it follows the syllabus and curriculum as provided by the university. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in India and it was also the first private college in India which was run by the Indians.

It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the arts and science stream. The university offers various specialisation programs in both undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums. The admission to the courses is on the basis of merit and the candidates can apply online to get admission to Vidyasagar College.

Vidyasagar College:  Highlights

Certain major highlights about Vidyasagar college are as follows :

Type of college Public, Government Owned.
Established in 1872 as Metropolitan institution, 1917 as Vidyasagar College.
Affiliated by University of Calcutta
Types of courses provided UG, PG and certified computer education courses.
Mode of application online
Total Number of Students 3500 approx.
Gender intake Co-educational.
Admission Criteria Merit-based.
Popular courses provided BA, Bsc, Msc etc.
Approved by NAAC ( National Assessment and Accreditation Council)
Located in 39, Sankar Ghosh Ln, Simla, Machuabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006
E-mail ID [email protected]

Vidyasagar College: Courses Offered

The college provides 32 courses covering both streams with specialisation in 11 subjects. Mentioned are some of the most popular courses and their brief overview.

COURSES DETAILS
BA
  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate Marks in Board Exam depending on the subject necessity.
  • Duration: 3years.
BSc
  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in the board exams depending on the subject necessity.
  • Duration: 3years.
MSc
  • Eligibility: Applicants from the University Of Calcutta are to be listed for General and Reserved Seat categories, admission will be strictly based on merit scores of BA/BSc qualification marks.
  • Other universities applicants are required to appear for an admission test.
  • Duration: 2years.
M.A
  • Eligibility: Must have completed their graduation from a recognised university. Merit-based admission on qualifying marks of B/A.
  • Students who are not from Calcutta university are required to appear for an admission test.
  • Duration: 2years.

Vidyasagar College: Admissions

Vidyasagar college offers UG and PG courses in BA Hons, BA general, BSc Hons and BSc general. Admission to both UG AND PG courses are on the basis of merit and performance in the last qualifying examination.

How to Apply?

The application form for admission to Vidyasagar college in any of the courses of UG or PG is available online on the official website of the college. The steps given below are needed to be followed for filling up the form and upload process-

  • Visit the official website of the college and register for the online application.
  • Input all the required details including class 10 + 2 registration number in the registration number input box.
  • After saving all the details in the form a message will be displayed on the screen with the login ID.
  • Then the homepage of the candidate account will open and all the necessary documents are to be uploaded here.
  • Documents required to upload photograph class 10+2 marks certificate and admit card of class 10.
  • next, the candidate needs to select the subject that he or she wants to pursue.
  • In the final step, the payment for the application fee needs to be processed. The payment can be done online or by printing a copy of the application form, the chalan and paid in the bank itself.

Vidyasagar College: Placements

Vidyasagar college provides decent placement, around 30% of its students are placed every year. 50% per cent of college students get into their internship in the 4th year of their course with a pretty good salary of rupees 500 per month. The roles which are offered are of medical representatives, BPO, nursing, medical executive etc.

Some of the statistics of the placements are mentioned below:

  • Number/ percentage of students placed – 30%
  • Highest package – INR 6 LPA
  • Average package – INR 2.3 LPA
  • Lowest package – INR 1 LPA
  • Top recruiters are- TCS, WIPRO etc.

Vidyasagar College: Scholarships

Some of the scholarships offered by Vidyasagar College are listed below:

  • Vidyasagar senior scholarship by Shri purnendu Chakraborty 1898 and Shri Kshirod Chandra Das 1898.
  •  Vidyasagar junior scholarship by Shri lahan Charan bhowmick 1898.
  • Other scholarships are- Best honours student in 3rd year BA, Best honours student in 3rd year BSc, Best I. A student of the first-year class, Best I.Sc Student of the first-year class.

Vidyasagar College: Facilities

The college takes pride in providing a 2-acre campus for its students. The college has three campuses, each of which is well equipped and furnished.

Some of the facilities provided are listed below:

  • Library: The library is filled with good quality equipment and books, journals etc.
  • Wi-Fi: The college provides a WiFi connection of 3MB per second.
  • Games Area: The games area has a spacious common room where all indoor games can be played.
  • Medical Facilities: Decent Medical facilities are also provided to the students on campus.

Vidyasagar College: Faculty

All the faculty members of Vidyasagar college have a good teaching experience of 5years or above. The college believes in a student-centric environment on the campus and uses such learning methods and trains its teachers to do the same. The total number of Associate and assistant professors are:

  • Associate professor- 30
  • Assistant professor – 34

Vidyasagar College: FAQs

Ques: Which is better, Bethune College or Vidyasagar College?

Last updated on May 15th, 2021

Ans: Bethune college is a disciplined college and has higher cut off marks in their merit list than Vidyasagar college. So if a student is looking for a strict educational environment then Bethune’s one for them.

Ques: Is Vidyasagar college good for mathematics honours?

Last updated on May 15th, 2021

Ans. Yes, Vidyasagar university is a good college for mathematics honours as it has decent and qualified faculty members.

Ques: How is Vidyasagar college?

Last updated on May 15th, 2021

Ans. It’s certainly not the best college in town but one can opt for it if he/she has low grades or marks in their exam. Also, this college doesn’t conduct any entrance exam for UG courses, unlike other colleges where students sit for entrance exams.

Ques: How to apply for a Masters Course?

Last updated on May 15th, 2021

Ans. A student seeking admission for PG courses needs to fill out the admission form on the official website of the college. The application method is followed by the submission of documents and application fee.

Ques: Which campus of Vidyasagar College has the UG course?

Last updated on May 15th, 2021

Ans: The Vidyasagar college has three campuses out of which the campus located on Sankar Ghosh Lane is dedicated to the UG programme.