Bethune College is a women’s college located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was established in 1879 as the first women’s college in Asia. The college is named after John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, a noted social reformer and philanthropist who played a key role in the development of education for women in India.
Bethune College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields such as Arts, Science, and Commerce. The college is affiliated with the University of Calcutta and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The college has a long history of promoting women’s education and empowerment in India. It has produced many notable alumni who have contributed significantly to various fields including politics, literature, and social work. Some of the notable alumni of Bethune College include Sarojini Naidu, India’s first woman governor and a prominent poet, and Amrita Sher-Gil, a celebrated artist.
Bethune College continues to be a premier institution for women’s education in India, providing quality education and opportunities for personal and professional growth to its students.