India/April 29, 2022/By: India Today Web Desk /Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to express pride at Calcutta University being ranked Number 1 among public universities in India by the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2022.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to express pride at Calcutta University being ranked Number 1 among the central and state-aided public universities in India by the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2022.
“Glad to learn that the Calcutta University has been ranked 1st in India among all Central and State aided public Universitites and Institues by Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2022,” she wrote.
Calcutta University has been awarded the 14th rank in the whole work in the sub-category of ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’.
“In sub-category ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’, CU has been awarded Global Rank 14 th. Congratulations to CU authorities, faculties, researchers, students,” the CM added.
ABOUT CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY
Calcutta University was established on January 24, 1857 and is the first multidisciplinary and Western-style institution in Asia. It is accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC.
CU has 14 campuses across Kolkata and its suburbs and 151 colleges and 21 ainstitutes are affliated with it. It was ranked fourth among public universities as per the NIRF Ranking 2021.
As of 2019, Calcutta University alumni and faculty include several heads of state and government, social reformers, prominent artists, the only Indian Academy award winner and Dirac medal winner, many Fellows of the Royal Society, and five Nobel laureates — the highest number in South Asia — as of 2019.
The five Nobel Prize winners who studied at CU are — Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman, Amartya Sen, and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee.