The University of Calcutta had earlier set the last date for accepting applications for undergraduate courses at affiliated colleges to be July 22, 2017 but has now extended it to July 31, 2017. Aspirants who wish to apply for the university can do the same through the official website.
The extension of last date was declared by the Councils for Undergraduate Studies secretary Nishat Alam by the means of a letter addressed to the principals of the university affiliated colleges. Along with the last date of filling applications, last dates for admissions to first year undergraduate courses has also extended, now set at August 7, 2017.
Secretary Alam announced, “If any seat remains vacant in any subject/department in your college, you are allowed to invite fresh online application for admission to 1st year class of three-year undergraduate degree courses of studies to fill up the vacant seats within permissible intake capacity from July 24 to July 31, 2017.”
The State Education minister Partha Chatterjee also made a note, “We have decided to extend the date from July 22 to July 31 as we were getting lot of requests from guardians and students requesting to extend the date of admission.” The move came after multiple student bodies raised their voices high enough to make themselves heard by the state education department for an extension of the admission dates beyond July 22.
The University was first established on 24 January 1857, and remains as a public state university in Kolkata. Being the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university, the university has always been and still continues to be one of the best in India. The varsity offers courses in many fields – Agriculture, Arts, Social Welfare & Business Management, Education, Journalism and Library Science etc.
Counting numerous extremely successful alumni, even during the time of freedom struggle, some are – Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Narendranath Dutta (Swami Vivekananda), Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Subhas Chandra Bose and even former President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee.