The University of Calcutta (informally known as Calcutta University as CU) is a public collegiate state research university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Considered one of the best state research universities in India every year, CU has topped among India's best universities several times. It has 151 affiliated undergraduate colleges and 16 institutes in Kolkata and nearby areas.
A very large number of distinguished names light up the pages of this glorious history. In fact, this the number is so large that a complete listing of all these great teachers and researchers and distinguished alumni of the university are virtually impossible.
Development of India’s nationhood not only by spreading progressive social ideas and values but also by establishing the ability of Indian researchers to carry out advanced scientific and technological research and, at the same time, re-discovering the great philosophical, cultural, and literary heritage of the country.