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. Calcutta University has been awarded the 14th rank in the whole work in the sub- category of ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’. “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,” said Mamata. “Congratulations to CU authorities, faculties, researchers, students,” the CM added.
The University of Calcutta was founded on January 24, 1857. The University adopted in the first instance, the pattern of the University of London and gradually introduced modifications in its constitution. Some of the distinguished alumni of the Calcutta University includes Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Kadambini Ganguli, Praphullachandra Ray, Swami Vivekananda, Rajendra Prasad and many more.