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Lady Brabourne College, with its lush green lawns and gardens opposite the Park Circus Maidan is one of the premier Institutions for women's education in India. Established by the Government of Bengal in July 1939 and named after the wife of Lord Brabourne, the Governor of Bengal till February 1939, the college made a humble beginning with 35 Muslim students and 9 faculty members in a rented house in Park Circus. The foundation stone of the building in which it is presently housed was laid on 26th August 1939 by Sir J. Woodhead the then Governor of Bengal. Ever since the college has expanded structurally and academically earning the reputation of having an excellent academic environment and has celebrated it’s Diamond Jubilee on the 26th August, 1999.

Administration

Administrative Head: The Principal, Professor Siuli Sarkar, M.A., Ph.D (C.U.)
She is assisted by the office staff while various committees formed by the Teachers' Council aid and concur with her on all administrative matters.

Affiliation

All undergraduate courses conducted by the college are affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Being affiliated to Calcutta University, the College follows the existing B.A./B.Sc. (1+1+1 system) under New regulation introduced by the University in 2005. At the post graduate level Calcutta University has permitted the college to conduct autonomous M.Sc courses in Geography, Microbiology, Physics and Mathematics and M.A. course in English Literatures.
Courses Offered

Research Activities & Ph.D Programmes

The college has been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with 'A level' certification in February 2006.
The Department of Geography, Lady Brabourne College is organizing "Platinum Jubilee Lecture Series in Geography, 2014"
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Food and Drug Safety

One year Post Graduate Course For Microbiologists / Nutritionists - Both Girls and Boys.
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Department of Geography, Lady Brabourne College is organizing UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Conflicts of Development: Indian Perspective" to be held on 4th & 5th March, 2014.