Education in Kolkata

Education in Kolkata

Kolkata has several parallel systems of education:

* The West Bengal governmental system of education, known as West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, Kolkata.
* Private Church-run schools administered by either the CNI or Catholic or other non Christian schools administered privately. They are affiliated mostly to the ICSE and ISC examination of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, Delhi.
* Central government administered schools, such as Kendriya Vidyalaya, and privately administered schools affiliated mostly to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
* The London Edexcel / the IGCSE education system.
* The Islamic Madrasah system of education.
* The open school based education affiliated to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Delhi.
* In addition to that, private candidates can appear for examinations of either the CBSE, West Bengal Board and other state boards which conduct their courses in the city.

Non-privileged children mainly attend government primary schools, if they attend school at all. The quality of education available in these schools is not, by world standards, good. There have been recent initiatives, such as Shikhshalaya Prakalpa, to bring more children into the school system and improve the quality of teaching.


Kolkata has nine public universities, numerous degree colleges, five medical colleges, one dental college, several engineering, management and polytechnic institutes.

A number of Indian and foreign institutions have branches in Kolkata. The following universities have their main campus in Kolkata:

*University of Calcutta,
*Jadavpur University,
*Rabindra Bharati University,
*West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences,
*Netaji Subhas Open University,
*Bengal Engineering & Science University (formerly "Bengal Engineering College"),
*West Bengal University of Health Sciences,
*West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences,
*West Bengal University of Technology and
*Open International University for Alternative Medicines

Engineering Colleges

*Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC)
*Techno India Group Of Colleges (TI Group)

List of Schools

* Modern High School for Girls
* The School of Chinese Language
* Hare School
* Auxilium Convent School
* WWA Cossipore English School
* Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
* Haryana Vidya Mandir
* St. Xavier's Collegiate School
* St James' School
* Loreto School, Kolkata
* Apeejay School Kolkata
* Kendriya Vidyalaya
* South Suburban School (Main)
* Bidhannagar Government High School
* La Martiniere Calcutta
* Calcutta Boys' School
* Calcutta Girls High School
* South Point High School
* The Future Foundation School
* Hindu School
* Lakshmipat Singhania Academy
* Don Bosco School
* Nava Nalanda High School
* ST.Thomas' Boys' School,Kidderpore
* ST.Thomas' Girls' School, Kidderpore
* [ Vivekananda Mission School]
* The Heritage School
* Delhi Public School
* The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society School ISC

Medical Colleges

*Calcutta Medical College
*N.R.S. Medical College
*R.G.Kar Medical College
*National Medical College
*S.S.K.M. Medical College
*R.Ahmed Dental College

Institutions of National Importance

*Asiatic Society( [] )
*Bose Institute ( [] )
*Indian Statistical Institute( [] )
*Indian Institute of Management
*Marine Engineering and Research Institute
*Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science::*Indian Institute of Chemical Biology [] ::*Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre ( [] )::*Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics ( [] )::*S.N Bose National Center for Basic Sciences( [] )::*Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute

ee also

* [ Academic Institutions in Kolkata (]

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